A Reason To Be Thankful

Wild turkeys on Bays Mountain, Kingsport, Tennessee. November 26, 2009.

After a delicious Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, Betsy and I took our friend Reida for a drive to visit a waterfall and to see some of the other sights in the Kingsport, Tennessee area.

One of the places we visited was the Eastman Recreation Area on Bays Mountain.  We saw these critters near the lodge, walking around as if they didn’t have a care in the world.  Since it was the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, and they were able to enjoy an afternoon stroll, I guess they really had a reason to be thankful!

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18 Responses to “A Reason To Be Thankful”

  1. Kathy Says:

    I still say turkey are one of the ugliest birds I have ever seen. Yeap if they had known what we eat on Thanksgiving they proably would have been very thankful. =)

  2. Rajesh Says:

    Happy thanksgiving. Beautiful shot.

  3. busy bee suz Says:

    I wonder if they have a clue as to HOW lucky they are on that day!!!

  4. Darla Says:

    They do have a reason to be Thankful and strut around!

  5. Susie Says:

    Cute pic George! They had more to be thankful for than they will ever know!

  6. Tricia Says:

    They’re outa the woods, so to speak! hehehee

  7. Cheryl Says:

    Yes, the turkeys certainly were lucky to be prancing about so boldy.

  8. imac Says:

    I would guess they did George.lol

  9. Janie of Utah Says:

    They’re pretty birds. Yes, I’m sure they’re glad they made it past another turkey day.

  10. Becky Says:

    For me it is always so exciting to see wild turkeys…love this photo!!!

  11. storyteller at Small Reflections Says:

    How fun to see these wild turkeys enjoying their habitat 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Karen Says:

    At least for this year! 🙂

  13. Antigoni Says:

    I’m sure you had great Thanksgiving. And these wild turkeys look very happy for being alive!

  14. Karin Says:

    I enjoyed the pic of the thankful turkeys!!

  15. ewok1993 Says:

    you are right, they survived another year!

  16. Indrani Says:

    Yes definitely feeling lucky of not having to be on the dining table. 🙂
    Hope you had great thanksgiving.

  17. MaryBeth Says:

    Freedom–I guess that is one thing we are thankful for also. MB

  18. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    Good picture of the turkey birds. They are too fast for me when I see them. I can never get a picture.

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