Friday, November 13, 2009

Giant Chicken!

I feel that a palm tree is a MUST for a Florida yard. I had several when we lived in South Florida. However, I've discovered that the Tampa area is zone 9, and I won't be able to enjoy the same tropic-loving palms I had before. So, the hunt is on for the Perfect Palm for this colder climate. This week, we were looking for palm trees, and at this nursery, we stumbled upon something even more exciting--a giant chicken.

Look at this lady strutting her stuff. At seven feet tall, she's the biggest chicken I've ever seen!

She's staring right into the camera lens. Look at that smile; why, she's posing!

Many bloggers have shown their rooster and chicken collections while I have had to sit quietly by. You see, I have never had a chicken or a rooster in my home; however, I do keep eggs.

Well, now I think this makes us even. I've decided to "adopt" this gal--at least in pictures. I'm certainly NOT going to lift her up and carry her home!

"B-awk, B-awk, B-awk" (translation: "cluck, cluck, cluck" with a Florida accent) She's content with my decision.


jeanne said...

Good morning Sally. Ok, you have started my day with a good laugh. Love that chicken? I think it is a rooster. Laughing again.

I need this humor because my humor is in jeopardy. I have a terrible head cold. sigh.

Good luck with finding the right palm tree. Are you looking for a Cassia tree too?

Have a happy day my friend.

Hugs, Jeanne

Becky K. said...

Very, very funny!

There is a large rooster on our way to Longwood that I never remember in time to take a time!

It will be the perfect response to your large

Becky K.

Darlene said...

I LOVE it!!!! That really is BIG!

Charlotte said...

Now that's a chicken.

Bridget said...

I'm the kind of crazy person that would actually put one of those in their yard (backyard that is!) We had a giant cow in our neighborhood in FL and I love it!

Barbara H. said...

I have never understood the penchant for decorating with roosters and chickens. The make good eating, but they're not very attractive creatures. That is a humongous one!

Needled Mom said...

7' tall??? I think you need it for the new house.

Musings of A Minister said...

Now that's a chicken!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Now girl I loved the giant Roo and would have him in my yard...we have a neighbor that does have one that all painted out and some giant frogs on huge springs I kid you not...I told Len his place is starting to look like disneyland...He has knights in armour,Mountain lions, deers, foxes,moose and this is a beautiful rock castle home with all this stuff out in front...I have been trying to find some Pink flamingos to toss in his yard to complete the look ha ha!! Hope you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

That's a chicken!!!
Wow imagine the egg that we would get!!
No worries in this neck of the wood about palm trees, were surrounded by pine as far as the eye can see in any direction you look at!

gin said...

so cute. I love your "rooster post". So you did get to join in the rooster party, just a little late, but well worth it.

Shelia said...

Congratulations, Most Smiling One, you have crossed over the line to be a real 'chick'. :) Man, she's a big 'un! I love my yard birds, but I think I'll just keep mine inside! :)
Good luck on your search for the perfect plants.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great lead-in to "you know what," Sally! LOL! Loved seeing this. You weren't kidding when you told me it was BIG! LOL!

BTW, I'm convinced that a train ran over me yesterday. I am just NOW getting up and about to blog.
Yesterday is a blur.

Sending you much love. I wish we could escape on the back of that chicken for an adventure!


Sheila :-)

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Oh that is so interesting about the weather differences and trees etc. even in Florida. I didn't realize that.
Love that chicken..that is a biggg one!

Wow..thank you for suggesting the green beans and pickling..I am going to definately try it. I also like to just put hot pepper flakes into jars of sweet pickles I buy..yum!

have a great day

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Funny one, Sally. Glad you 'found' your chicken... Glad also that you did NOT take her home with you. Wonder what the neighbors would say if you put her in your front yard instead of that perfect palm tree?????? ha ha

Hope you found your palm tree though.

April said..., that chicken definitely takes the cake!

Four Paws and Co said...

What a beautiful big chicken!

Welcome to zone 9! No palms in my yard but I do see them around the city. ☺

xinex said...

Wow, Sally, I have lived in the Tampa Bay area for decades and never came across something like that. She looks really heavy...Christine

LV said...

Sally, you are so clever in some of things you come up with. This old check is a big one, but looks very stately. Really enjoyed it as usual.

Tootsie said...

she is the coolest!!! I've never seen one like it before!

Cathy said...

Now that really is a big chicken, Sally!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Ms Sally!
I love that chicken. If I was shopping, I would talk my husband into buying me that chicken rather than a palm tree!
I also live in Zone 9. We have several King and Queen Palm Trees on our property. We also have another kind of Palm Tree, I don't know what kind they are, but they are over 40 feet tall! They are protected by some Palm Tree Ordinance in our city. LOL
Hope you find the Palms you like!

CC said...

I'd like to see Col. Sanders fry that one. Yes..I would. :).

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Fun post! laurie

Beverly said...

OMGosh! I am going to be laughing about this for quite some time.

You crack me up!!!

How about a palmetto palm?

Sarah said...

Sally, this has to win the prize! I'm one of those ardent fans of roosters and chickens who has many roosting around the house. So I can certainly appreciate this one. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing these photos. 7' tall! Now that is a piece of garden art! ~ Sarah said...