Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Gift

One day I opened the palm of my hand
To have placed inside it something beautiful,
A gift, an overture, a gesture, a smile.
I hold it up
It is a jewel,
It is mine.

Friday, March 6, 2015


Present- that part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
~ Ambrose Bierce

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wild Turkey

On my way to Sutton, I saw a flock of birds crossing the road. When I mentioned to my hosts that I saw what I thought were pheasants, they were very impressed. "Those are Wild Turkeys!" they said. I was told that it was a rare sighting and one that visitors like me were privileged to see. Later as we drove around Sutton through winter landscapes, we spied a flock of Wild Turkeys again. This time I managed to get out of the car and actually photograph them with my trusty point and shoot.
After I shot the turkeys with my camera, we shot one of them with a gun and then we took it home and made a meal of it.

I must say that country life is very exciting. First visit I got to hunt and eat wild mushrooms. Second visit, it is Wild Turkey on the table!

Okay,we didn't kill a Wild Turkey. The last picture is a marinated, very delicious turkey served to me from my first ever Thanksgiving meal here in Montreal :-)