Monday, September 8, 2008

Turkey Season

I heard voices and then a very loud boom. Then another very loud boom. Very close by. This mingled with staccato shots in the distance.

That didn't sound like a gun. It was too loud. Maybe it was a shotgun. What do I know about the sound of gunfire? Is it turkey season already?

Yes I think it is.

Some beat up old truck did not make it quite to the top of the mountain. Close. I saw a trail of vital fluids that ran about a half a mile down the mountain once they let us through.

I know you really come here for the flowers though. I may get to that in the next few days when I am caught up. There are a lot of tomatoes to eat yet.

Lobelia cardinalis.


Anonymous said...

By all means satiate your lycopene addiction before you get behind the wheel of a camera. You could end up like that truck driver.

Anonymous said...

Tomatoes go with turkey. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to have it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot, you can use the flowers for a center piece.

Frances, said...

Hi Christopher, you are so funny, so is Jim. It is understandable that the old pick up could not quite get to the top of the mountain, it is a daunting climb. But is must be reassuring to know that the firetruck can make it up there, if the need ever arises, heaven forbid. Is your property posted to keep hunters out, or do you allow them free range? Have you seen any turkeys?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love the lobelia. I have tried to grow it several times without luck.

Gordon Smith said...

Hiya Chris,

I'm making the rounds just in case you didn't get an email invitation. Our email database is spotty at best.

The Extravablogiversapaloozathon 2008 is September 27th, and we're hoping every area blogger will come!

Party Info here.

BlogAsheville awards nomination thread here.

RSVP thread here.

Christopher C. NC said...

A lycopene OD perhaps Jim.

Puta nesca is a great tomato user Lola. Yummy!

Frances, the property is posted for what good that may do. I have seen one turkey up here, heard plenty and seen huge flocks lower down the mountain.

Lisa the Lobelia grows wild along the banks of the Pigeon River and here it grows on top of the rocks above our little stream in a full sun spot.

Hiya Gordon. I think I'll be there.