A Christmas Visitor
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.
Maybe he was just checking out his reflection in the window glass.
Or perhaps the cactus garden looked good enough to eat.
The flock moved around our house and I took these photos below from my other studio window. What majestic, large creatures these are.
They look black from afar but are very colourful up close. Their body feathers are purple and bronze with black tips.
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.
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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