After spending most of the day in Jackson, Mississippi, yesterday, I was looking forward to getting home and relaxing. As I was preparing to turn into our driveway, you can imagine my surprise when I discovered we had a visitor in our front yard.
I just happened to have my camera in the car with me, and I quickly grabbed it and started shooting through the open window (with the camera, not a gun) ...
Yes, that's a turkey! We've seen her several times around the entrance to our street, but have never seen her in our yard.
Awww, Tilly (I like to name things, and she just looked like a Tilly to me) ... Don't get your feathers ruffled! I'm not going to hurt you.
I wish Tilly had stayed a little longer. I could have fixed her a snack, and she could have taken a dip in our little pond.
Oh, well ... what can I say? Lagniappe comes in all kinds of forms, and my lagniappe yesterday was in the not-so-elegant form of Tilly the Turkey.