Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scenes from Ridgefield Road



These were taken last week from Ridgefield Road, where I hardly ever occasionally like to go jogging.

It's a very peaceful road.

Just to clarify, I wasn't jogging with my camera.  These were taken afterwards, from the safety and comfort of my car.




This ordinary looking field actually held a little surprise the particular morning I was there.

Although you can't tell in the photo above, the shot below shows several young turkeys.

I startled a whole herd   flock?   bevy?  covey? family of turkeys that included about 8 or 10 babies.

They had no interest in having their pictures taken, but I managed to capture at least three, possibly four of them below.

(I'd draw arrows to the two that aren't quite visible but surprise! I don't know how since I don't even know how to edit pictures, much less add arrows and stuff.)




The quaint house below lives just beyond the field where the turkeys were.

You know that chain draped across the driveway was just begging me to hurdle it.

I used to be a halfway decent hurdler back in the day. Sometimes when I go plodding along barely faster than a walk jogging I often flash back to those days and wish I could run one more race. They were only fifteen or sixteen seconds in length, these hurdle sprints, but man were they intense and action packed. Since hurdling again is probably out of the question, however, I have decided I really want to join a roller derby team.  If anyone out there has connections, I can guarantee you I'd be a great addition to any team.  I have enough speed and attitude aggression to make up for three people.  In fact, Big Hair Envy and I are talking about attending a roller derby match? meet? event later in August.  I personally can't wait.

Anyway, I felt like hurdling the chain but didn't, for obvious reasons not the least of which was why not just step over the dang chain-- there's no need to hurdle it--but no matter what there's the whole trespassing thing.



So, for the time being I opted to keep on going.

The End.

p.s. Is there a specific/more appropriate word for a flock of turkeys that includes babies?  Deltaville Jamie, are you reading?  You always know these things. Thanks in advance, expiring minds inquiring minds want to know.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

From another expiring mind : if you join a roller derby, CBW, will you dress in red and wear some sort of crab hat ?
re Tuesday's post--your mama is Deep.....
when you do your book tour, the west coast most definitely needs your appearance.
LLC

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

LLC- I absolutely would don the crab hat, it would increase my speed and greatly enhance my skating.

My word verification is riblasha, which I believe results from being too aggressive in a roller derby match...

Bethie said...

I love that house, its style. What a shame.

Turkeys are poults I believe, btw. Remember, chicken woman here.

Ann Marie said...

I call 'em a bunch a ugly unfortunate birds.

Country Girl said...

I don't see anything listed about babies here, but it's a flock of turkeys:
http://www.rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml

And you jog? Oh, my word - more power to ya. Cannot run anymore because of my knees. Go you!


Roller derby? Oh, my word. I can see it now.

Deltaville Jamie said...

The appropriate term is "rafter of turkeys". My favorite animal group term is "murder of crows"- it sounds very Edgar Allen Poe-ish. I don't know where I store all this useless information.

Maria_NJ said...

good morning CBW and readers...

another werk day for me, ho-hum...

CBW I have a question...what is he Northern Neck of VA like? Man I saw this beautiful house...
145 Messick Lane LOTTSBURG, VA 22511

on the water?? for this price? I guess I have Jerzee sticker price distortion...

time to feed the furbabies...

ps I book tour sounds fabulous, do you need someone to do hair and makeup?? >VBG<

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Deltaville Jamie, you need to meet my mom - you both retain an impressive amount of trivia in your heads!

CBW, you know about me and hurdles and my one ill-fated attempt at clearing one during a particularly hideous Field Day about 30 years ago. Of course your legs are like twice the length of mine, so it's easy to see why I was unable to leap like a gazelle over that ridiculous obstacle...

Daryl said...

A roasting pan of turkeys?

Accipili .. it was an accipili that those turkeys got into the roaster

Anonymous said...

CBW--I think the crab hat would intimidate everyone else on the derby rink, if your aggression doesn't do the trick, LOL. Does anyone happen to have an old photo of you hurdling back in the day, (that you'd be willing to share with this blog ?)
maria, I think there was an offer made for the hair & make up, but you could be the personal chef of Spring Rolls for the entourage.
LLC

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

LLC-I have a photograph from the high school hurding days but haven't bothered to scan it yet. If/when/if I do I'll post it here. But with regard to the roller derby, OH how I want to just try it--esp. with the crab hat.

Bethie/Chicken Woman - It is an adorable house, wish I could get a closer look. Poults? Who knew.

AM-They definitely aren't the most charming creatures...however they do taste divine with mashed potatoes and gravy...

CG-Thanks for that link. When I first saw "rinkworks" I was halfway expecting to hook up to a roller derby site...

DJ-I don't know where all this information is stored. Do you provide lessons in information/memory retention? I'd like to be the first in line to sign up, provided I remember how to spell my name.

Maria - Northern Neck is similar to Mathews, almost like Mathews Extended, but there are some subtle differences. To fully appreciate those differences, you know what's coming next...you have to come here for a visit, and I'm happy to give you the tour, including a trip to N.Neck.

Meg-I do recall at least a couple Field Day horror stories of yours. That's OK. I have horror stories about piano lessons/recitals, so I think we balance each other out very nicely.

Daryl - Bingo!

Dghawk4 said...

Your turkey photos remind me of the ones I took the other day through my front window of 2 bucks (Slick & Bubba) down by my barn. My riding mower is "sick" so the weeds are quite high and even with a zoom lens, I couldn't tell what was deer and antlers and what was weeds!