This is a wonderful time of year – renewal is in the air, all the snow has melted, and rain comes and goes in NW Missouri as it does every Spring. And the trees are getting ready to pop; but we have yet to see any evidence of flowers planted last Fall, following so many weeks of solid snow on the ground.
Today was rainy; a cloudy, dreary day, spent designing some furniture for clients. But they came in rafters – the turkeys!
Every now and then we get large rafters of turkeys in our back yard. Yup! I had to look it up – a group of turkeys is called a rafter, according to The Nutty Birdwatcher, on its Bird Group Names page. Here is the flagrant evidence, with the tom in full regalia near the top-right of the line of birds: