A Christmas Visitor

25 December, 2017 2 comments Leave a comment

A few days ago, I heard a thump on my studio window. I thought maybe it was Santa's reindeer.

Upon investigation, I discovered it was the Christmas Turkey!

I took some quick photos with my phone from my studio window.  I think this fine fellow has his eye on the beautiful stones displayed on my window sill.

Wild Turkey at Karen Richardson studio

Maybe he was just checking out his reflection in the window glass.

Wild Turkey at Karen Richardson Studio

Or perhaps the cactus garden looked good enough to eat.

Wild Turkey at Karen Richardson's studio

The flock moved around our house and I took these photos below from my other studio window. What majestic, large creatures these are.

Wild Turkeys at Karen Richardson studio

They look black from afar but are very colourful up close. Their body feathers are purple and bronze with black tips.

Wild Turkeys at Karen Richardson studio

This photo below was taken from our living room window. My husband counted 18 turkeys in the flock. They are digging for food in a field that grew soybeans earlier this year.

Wild Turkeys visit Karen Richardson's studio

These turkeys live year round in the farm fields and hedgerow behind my home and studio, but they don't always grace us with an up-close-and-personal visit. I guess they were full of Christmas cheer on this occasion.

I hope you are enjoying special holiday time with friends and family. I am profoundly grateful for the support I have received all year from friends, followers, students, galleries, new clients, and my faithful collectors. I wish you every happiness and success for 2018.

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  1. Kathy&len December 27, 2017

    We have anywhere from 7 to 12 pay a yearly visit at the cottage they love to feed under the bird feeders.

  2. Barb Truax December 25, 2017

    What a delightful experience to witness these ‘visitors’ – maybe your next piece will be one of these regal creatures!!