Yesterday was my "Open Studio" Wednesday.I
needed to be out in the studio with
my doors open by 10 am, for anyone who wanted to come visit me.
I was racing around, getting ready to head out when I happened to
glance out the kitchen window to
see a total turkey extravaganza in the farm yard. There were maybe
20 turkeys, all milling around,
pecking under the bird feeders. Some of the brave turks were
standing under one of my reachable feeders, craning their long necks
upwards, and feasting away, with gusto.
In the meantime there were three, very sexy males strutting around
in full "puff" splendor! Their feathers were
spread out in huge fans which made them look like giant pinwheels
from behind. Designs and intricate patterns of browns, beige and
white. So amazingly beautiful!
In contrast, their faces were all a ghostly white which would turn
blue and then back to white. They also had really large, bright red
balls under their chins or rather ,on their necks. Wow!
Every so often, actually often, they would do this very proud, slow
motion turn around. Their heads were held high and they would
It was the strangest sight! The wind would bend and turn their fans
every which way.
The hens or ladies seemed to ignore these glorious visions except
when one of them would start to run at her, with his big fan and
major desire, pushing him forward!
And here I thought humans were complicated...
Finally they began to wander off toward the field. What a show!