Offbeat Thanksgiving Photos

Thanksgiving is on my mind, especially because I will be the one cooking Thanksgiving dinner at my house. While I am preoccupied with food at the moment, this week’s post will not feature photos of nice Thanksgiving dinners. Instead, I will show you some odd photos I came across that are related to some of the food items typically served or displayed on this occasion.

Biesiekierz Potato Monument

By JDavid (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Potato monument in Biesiekierz, Poland

I could not find out much about this monument except for a brief description of it in a document called  “Sustainable development strategy for the stork village Kłopot”. According to this document, the monument was “built during socialist times.”

Pumpkin and Gourd Statues

Jucker Farmat – Kürbisausstellung (27. August bis 6. November) 2011-09-02 14-46-48 ShiftN

By Roland zh (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Kürbisausstellung, Jucker Farmart in Seegräben (Switzerland)

Jucker Farmat – Kürbisausstellung (27. August bis 6. November) 2011-09-02 14-44-38

By Roland zh (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Kürbisausstellung, Jucker Farmart in Seegräben (Switzerland)

Pumpkin and Gourd Smiley Face

By Paul Keleher (originally posted to Flickr as pumpkins) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Pumpkin art on a church lawn in Needham, MA.
See where this picture was taken.

2003-08-16 Wild turkeys crossing the road in Wyoming

By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious) (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) crossing the road leading to the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.

Wild turkeys chase a police car in Moorhead, MN, on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013

By USDAgov [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Wild turkeys chase a police car in Moorhead, MN, on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013. Turkeys are not uncommon in the riparian zone along the Red River, but due to rising floodwaters, they are forced out and into busy city streets near a shopping mall. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

Before I go, I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. Even if you do not celebrate this holiday, it is a good idea to take a moment to be thankful for the good things and good people in your life.

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