Thursday, May 24, 2012

These Good Days






Through our open window, a distant rooster's crow shares the morning airspace

with the gobbles of our resident wild turkey.

Since the turkey made it through the hunting season unscathed,

Don has given him a name, Jefferson, after that other famous Tom.





The week has been beautiful, the mornings cool, 

and the hot afternoons mitigated by gentle breezes.





At day's end, the sun slips down behind the trees

 and spring peepers sing from the pond. 





  High above them in the western sky,

  Venus competes for attention with the smallest sliver of the new moon.

We drift to sleep to the sound of the of whip-poor-wills.





...where morning dawns and evening fades,

You call forth songs of joy.

Psalm 65:8







Linking with Skywatch Friday

23 comments:

Sandra said...

Hi Connie, what an amazing creature that wild turkey is and you've taken a great shot!
What perfect weather you seem to be having. That gorgeous green prairie with the blue sky looks so refreshing on a hot day, especially with those gentle breezes you talk about!
Gorgeous sunset and I can hear the noises of nature as night descends.
Love the sky with the cresent moon with Venus (my planet!) twinkling high above.

Pat said...

Such a beautiful post, Connie. Jefferson is a handsome fellow.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pictures Connie.. (bellísimas).. Amazing turkey and romantic sunset... :-)..
Kisses

*Manja* said...

Sehr schöne Foto`s.
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

Amy Burzese said...

Great shots of the day. Jefferson sure is beautiful.

Jodi said...

Don't laugh but I never thought of a turkey as beautiful until I saw your photo. The colors - oh my!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

I haven't heard a Whip-poor-will in years. I can remember when I was young, laying with my Mom, on a blanket under the stars, listening to the Whip-poor-wills, crickets and frogs... I miss those days!

heyBJK said...

These are stunning photos, Connie! Love the turkey and the green fields, sun, and that blue sky are beautiful!

Arija said...

Oh such lovely photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Connie, these are so pretty. Your images each share a story of your sweet life, things that come into your eyes view and I love that you share them so nicely for each of us~

Gary said...

Wonderful series, and that Tom is great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

lina@women said...

Enjoying your sky shots. Stunning!

NatureStop said...

Beautiful captures!Love the last shot and have a great weekend!

Shantana.

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots Connie!!
Lovely scenery and beautiful skies. I love the crescent moon and the star.

Light and Voices said...

My land a goshen....that turkey looks like I could reach out and touch it. Nicely done.
Joyce M

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully bright colours.

Nature in the Burbs said...

Lovely photos

Sharon K said...

Connie- God is a magnificent Creator and your are a good reflection of His gory through your photography. Very nice!
The winds have been brutal in the desert where I am currently staying so only snippets of opportunity to take pictures between sand blowing and dusty skies. Thank you for sharing the beautiful colors in your part of the world. :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Spectacular sun and moon shots!

Kusum said...

Beautiful pictures!

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am now following your blog.

My Sky Shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

Barb said...

Stunning photos! That turkey is fabulous!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I can almost hear it,
the music of your days:)
-Jennifer