Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


One summer, I was the one feeding the turkeys every day and making sure the silly things were locked up at night. Truthfully, I was a little intimidated to have two turkeys run straight at me because they heard the rattle of corn in their feed bucket. Not everyone is anxious to have animals eating out of their hand when they first meet! If you’re not careful and fast with their food, turkeys will nip you!

Something you may not know about turkeys if you have never seen one out in the grass under the sunshine – their feathers are absolutely gorgeous! They are iridescent with rainbow colors, not plain dark brown at all.

woman with quill

Madeline Breckinridge, full-length portrait, seated at desk, facing slightly left, with quill pen in hand. George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress

Can you imagine if you were writing or drawing with a turkey feather quill and ink? Your feather pen may have been beautiful and not ordinary at all!

On this day of Thanksgiving in the United States, I’d like express my gratitude for a world of beauty and color.

Not just blue skies and rainbows, but turkey feathers, too.

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving with many delicious and colorful blessings!



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