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Sue Allen on February 20, 2010

Jean, my reference to the 'old' turkey harks back to my days growing up in Bedfordshire. There, you can comfortably describe someone as 'that old boy over there' and he could be 5 years old! That's the way my dad's generation would speak, at least. I suppose the dialect has become a bit lost in recent times... Anyway, I call all sorts of things 'old' and they are not. You must take no notice of that. :)

Very best wishes to you from me and my 'in the prime of his life old turkey',


Jean Gregory Evans on February 20, 2010

Sue, the old wasn't the word in question. I use the old word much like you. However, the word poor doesn't sound exactly the correct description... sounds like he got lucky to me!

Jean Gregory Evans on February 20, 2010


Jean Gregory Evans on February 21, 2010

Or rather, the look is more like:


Sue Allen on February 21, 2010

Well that depends on whether he ends up with hoards of children as a result of his dalliances, Jean. As he can just scoot off and leave his children to hatch out and get on with life, while he carries on regardless, and no running around being a kid taxi, etc, then maybe he is not 'poor' either. :) There are times when I can see my better half's eyes spinning around in his head at the noise in our house! I stand there and laugh, after all, we do reap what we sow, don't we? :D:D:D

Jean Gregory Evans on February 21, 2010

Sue, does the dad help out in the Scrub Turkey world? Some birds do, some don't... guess it's an ethnic difference?


Jean Gregory Evans on March 5, 2010

Sue, My copy of Life (in general) by Susan Allen finally arrived yesterday by UPS. I could hardly wait to open the box. It is beautiful! I took a quick peak then got into my favorite chair and read it cover to cover. I enjoyed reading the words that were already familiar and relished the new words. I am so pleased and proud of you! I'm so excited to read they you are already working on your second book, you author you!

Hi from over and around the earth in North Carolina,


William Stephens on April 18, 2010

Hi Sue - just browsing around and bumped into your scrub turkey - the look in his eye is really special - he has an evil glint!

Anyway just a quick drop by - I hope you and yours are well!

Cheers William

Sue Allen on April 19, 2010

Wow, Jean, having just crawled out from under my stone and the above, I thank you from the heart for your beautiful message. x I haven't written much in the way of poems lately, but I think I feel a light returning in my grumpy self and am hoping. Such a message can only help, bless your heart. Hope this finds you coping well with things at home, and you have my fondest wishes to help you along,

Sue x

William, I do declare, you just knew I was coming out from under my rock today, didn't you? Me and mine are remarkably well, thank you so much and I am intending on heading over your way asap. My goodness, it's been months since I went anywhere on here and I am well and truly over looking at these four walls. Bring on Bedfordshire and beyond. I shall have to see if you've taken any pictures of those gargoyles yet, for one thing!

All the best to you as ever,


William Stephens on April 19, 2010

Well, I haven't forgotten the gargoyles - we cycled past them the other day but I didn't have the camera with me I am ashamed to admit! They will now have to wait until after another South Americas adventure (ash willing).... Machu Picchu and the Galapagos - I know, I'm spoilt rotten but somebody has to do it!

Sue Allen on April 19, 2010

Well I can think of no one more fitting than you, William. Hope you have clear horizons and erm, can't remember the rest of it, but you know what I mean --safe and happy traveling, and no worries, the gargoyles can wait. I'm sure they won't be going anywhere!:)

(Oh by the way, I want a close up of the gargoyles, so take your climbing gear with you when you do next go to Woburn. Tee hee, what a spectacle!)

Best wishes, sue

diannemcd on April 20, 2010

Much nicer than that snake, great colours. Dianne

Sue Allen on April 20, 2010

Talk about a blushing bride, it's the men who do the blushing in turkey land, isn't it, Dianne? :)

Mahdi Kalhor on April 20, 2010

What a beautiful animal!!!

Very nice photo.

All the best from Iran,


Sue Allen on April 20, 2010

I am always rather pleased that the turkeys dare to come so close up to the camera, Mahdi, although this one was being bribed with grapes.

So glad you liked this photo!

Very best wishes to you,


HAMANA on May 17, 2011

Fantastic shot of the eye, Sue!

My turkey eye is not as close up, I was inside a building.

By the way, I read one of your poems just now, you are gifted.



BOGDAN de Varsovie on February 17, 2012

Wonderful !!! LIKE. Best Greetings. Bogdan

Sue Allen on February 17, 2012

Doerthe, thank you so much for your kinds words - I haven't been able to go on Panoramio for ages, but it was so nice to read this today.

Bogdan, glad you like our scrub turkey -- he's quite a colourful character and getting a bit too brave, stealing food from my hand, naughty bird!

Best wishes,


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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Traveler DC-X5
    • Taken on 2009/12/28 21:45:27
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