Yesterday afternoon, I stepped out on the front deck to be greeted by the sound of a wild turkey! It took me by surprise because I thought there were none in our area. I have lived on Manitoulin Island for two years and have yet to see a wild turkey.
I sat on the deck for half an hour hoping he would come close enough for me to get a glimpse, but he didn’t! They are very wary!
As I sat quietly listening to the turkey, my attention was drawn to the wonderful variety of bird sounds happening all around me: Canada geese, sandhill cranes, seagulls, crows, robins, Blue Jays, a pilated woodpecker, a mourning dove, a cardinal and a loon.
It felt as if Mother Nature was reaching out to place a gentle healing hand on my shoulder! It was an amazing moment … a winged transference of divine love … and I felt wonderfully blessed!