Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wild Turkeys In My Yard

I am and always have been an animal lover. I have a connection with nature which has found a vehicle for expression through my art. I really got serious about studying animal symbolism after discovering Ted Andrews' book, Animal Speak.

I found the book in 1994, one year after it was published and through it, I began to better understand the impressions that I had always gotten from nature. This understanding led me to write my first introductory guide book; An Awakening To The Presence Of Animal Spirits.

The wild turkeys have been in my yard all day. There are several groups; four large males, three females and eight females. Four represents steady progress, three represents self expression and eight is symbolic of new beginnings. The main symbolism of this bird is shared blessings, and they always remind me to be thankful for them all!