Day 3040: Unexpected appearances

Yesterday, when I was on my walk, the title of today’s post unexpectedly appeared to me when I encountered this unexpected appearance:

When Michael and I first saw our current home almost exactly four years ago, we saw the unexpected appearances of a rafter of wild turkeys in the neighborhood. I’ve expected other appearances of turkeys since then, but yesterday was the first time one unexpectedly appeared to me again.

The first night we moved in to our home by the bay, there was an unexpected appearance of a coyote walking near us on the beach. There have been many appearances of coyotes since then.

At this point, I guess I should expect the unexpected: appearances, disappearances, and everything else.

Are there more unexpected appearances in today’s other images?

Were any of those unexpected appearances particularly useful for you?

When I was looking at flowers yesterday, this Kenny Barron tune made an unexpected appearance in my headphones:

Later, while I was watching A Late Show with Stephen Colbert, there were more unexpected appearances, including this one:

Now I’m wondering if there are going to be unexpected appearances in the comments section, below.

Finally, here are the expected appearances of gratitude at the end of todays post.

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22 thoughts on “Day 3040: Unexpected appearances

  1. It’s interesting to me that we’ve unexpectedly encountered wild turkeys strutting on the street where we rent for a week in Cape Cod, Ann. Must be a regional thing!

  2. I didn’t know they were called a ‘rafter’ of wild turkeys! Cool!

    And… here is a song to go with your Japanese Bowl.

  3. Turkeys come and turkeys go
    and some they seem much thinner
    There’s one thing I am certain of
    they taste just right for dinner!

  4. Leon D Fairbanks

    “The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty.” This reminds me of an incident in my past that I have always remembered. I was at the Huntington YMCA. An older fellow I had met there came up to me and told me his son was depressed about his looks. He was flawed, the girls wouldn’t love him. The older guy said he told his son, “They don’t love you for your perfection. It’s the imperfections that they love.”

  5. puella33

    I heard in the news about cayotes in people’s neighborhoods. I really don’t know much about them. That’s a fairly large wild turkey walking the streets.
    Love the inscription on your teabag.

  6. I have never seen a live turkey, nor even one with feathers. I took a guess when I saw your first photo, and was right! What I associate with (living, feathered) turkeys is the turkey-pardoning episode of The West Wing, where President Bartlet has to pardon one of the turkeys that’s been stashed in CJ Cregg’s office.

  7. That turkey seems surprised to be there, but Harley always appears to be expected.

  8. Debbie T

    In my neighborhood, we often see mama turkeys with little turkeys trailing behind. It might be the same family each time; I haven’t looked for distinguishing marks. They appear to have learned how to cross streets safely, as mama stops at the curb and looks around before proceeding. The other day, I saw a male turkey out and about for the first time. He had his feathers all puffed up, trying to look attractive I suppose.

    • The first turkeys we encountered in our neighborhood included a puffed up male turkey — quite a sight to see!

  9. I had no idea that you could grow a boat in a garden – what a fun and unexpected surprise.

  10. I recently came across a pheasant, and I can’t explain that at all. There’s no habitat reasonably close, but it was exciting. Coyotes are an every day experience, however. I’m not a fan. Your photos with the beautiful slant of sun on the house is really warm and charming. 🙂

  11. Spring walks around here are likely to yield rattlesnake roving and alligators about.I tread carefully… 😉 Looks like spring has sprung in your neighborhood, Ann. Absolutely beautiful. Love all the green!!

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