So much for contemplation:
Today the girls flushed a young turkey out of the meadow along the wood’s edge.
The flustered bird ran out from the tall grass as Lilly lead the way on this glorious morning. Sophia could not believe her eyes as the turkey ran full steam toward her. But a collision was averted – it did not take her long to catch her breath and off she was – pursuing the biggest bird she’d ever seen.
You have to know that my sweet, shy Sophia never before followed Lilly into the woods. Today however she forgot herself and off she was, after the turkey, into the dim light of the woods.
Well luckily she answered my call and emerged after a few minutes without a kill. I’m glad for that because one hunter in the family is quite enough. Lilly as you know hunts birds on the wing and many times she brings me a bird freshly plugged from of a bush.