Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here is my story about Turkeys and Flowers

Hi there it’s me ANN
With a true tale about Goldie and Slate
The Flower Bed A Blue and White Iris Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is Nesting
Bronze turkeys are the product of crossing domestic turkeys brought from Europe by colonists (which had been exported to Europe years before) with the Wild Turkey. These matings produced a bird that was larger and more robust than the European turkeys, and tamer than wild turkeys. Though the Bronze turkey type was created in the 18th century, the actual name was not used until the 1830s, when a strain developed in the U.S. state of Rhode Island was named the Point Judith Bronze. The name later spread to be used in reference to the breed as a whole, and was in the process simplified to just "Bronze".[2] In the British Isles, the Bronze was associated with Cambridge, and was called the Cambridge Bronze, but again this name has been simplified to just "Bronze".

Do you see SLATE?

See Slate? Blue Clematis
The Blue Slate variety is thought to have been derived from the black turkey
known as the Spanish Black in the United States and the Norfolk Black in
England.
The Slate was accepted as a standard variety by the American Poultry Association
in 1874, incidentally the same year as the Spanish Black. You may call me SLATE!
Orange Azalea
Yellow Iris
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is Nesting

4 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice combination of flowers and turkeys.

You probably don't remember when people lived and died at home and endured wakes. I wrote about it here. http://bing-it.blogspot.com/

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent posting Dee.. Slate is a beauty.. and such a great name...

Tom
My daily blogs: Wiggers World and Picture & Words

Willard said...

That is a beautiful series. The flower shots are stunning and I liked the way you worked the turkey into the story.

DeeMom said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww Shucks Willard THANKS.

Actually there is a MOTIVE...all connected with becoming a first time Grandmother...

I will be doing more with Ann showing off her travels...hope it works into a book or two for the Grand Daughter that soon will be here

Abe and Tom good to see you as well,the baby watch is keeping me hopping here and little time for the PC at this point

Glad you all have not given up on me ;=)