. . . which God will bring about in his own time - God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. ~1 Timothy 6:15-16
If you've followed my blog for some time, you probably recall the photo above. It's a mother turkey with her young one making another of their many visits to our yard to partake of the birdseed we scatter on the ground. How we love it when they drop by! They add an extra aspect of delight to our day.
Sadly, sometime in 2020, mama bird passes away, leaving a now grown son to fend for himself. And by the looks of him in this photo, he's done pretty well!
We call this guy Major Tom from the lyrics made famous by David Bowie. And although he doesn't frequent our yard anymore, he has boldly claimed an area in our neighborhood for his sole territory. Not only that, but this either insanely stupid or incredibly crafty bird has decided that he is immune to the threat of oncoming vehicles.
I can't begin to describe how many times I'm wheeling out of the neighborhood only to find Major Tom smack dab in the middle of the road. Not even an angry car horn phases him! Instead, it seems to lure him even closer to the car. No doubt, this turkey thinks he rules the roost, and will go to great lengths to prove it.
So, when my husband, Danny, spies this post on Facebook from the Kennesaw City Police, I simply have to share their hilarious description and photos of their recent encounter with this feathered perp.
Today on Moon Station Rd., we rolled up on what appeared to be a traffic jam in the area of Kennesaw S. Industrial. After a quick investigation, we located the turkey that was holding up traffic . . . literally a turkey.
To protect the actual identification of the turkey, we will call him Tom. As we attempted to make contact with Tom, he yelled something that sounded like a gobble and took off running. As a patrol car caught up to Tom, he quickly realized he was no match for the Ford Explorer Interceptor; actually, it appeared he took a liking to it.
Tom began running alongside of the Explorer where we escorted him to a more suitable area for a turkey of his stature. After a short rest from all the running, Tom received a verbal warning and was encouraged to stop playing in the roadway.
LOL! It looks like even our police have acknowledged that Major Tom is a formidable character to be reckoned with!
Although many folks imagine they rule the roost, and they are the ones in control, that couldn't be further from the truth. God is the blessed and only Ruler of the Roost. King of kings and Lord of lords. And everything in His creation, even Major Tom, are under His watchful eye and precious care.
Let us give thanks and praise and honor to the Lord each and every day, knowing that all we have and all we are is held in His loving hands.