Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Visit From a Wild Turkey

Today was a glorious one, finally sunny and warm in the New England area. The lovely weather brought us a visit today from a wild turkey.

Here he is under our apple tree.

Wild turkey's are very brave, here he is staring me down.

Had enough of me

Tired of me taking his picture, Mr. Turkey heads into the woods

Wild turkeys are not unusual for this part of the country, however, they are often located in more rural, less populated locations. It is unusual to see a solitary bird.

Last year we were visited by a large gathering of these brave creatures. Perhaps this one is scouting out an appropriate spring home for his family. Since Weston and I chased him around the yard, I doubt very much that he will find this highly active spot suitable for his beloved flock.

When I see unusual creatures in my travels, I like to research its spiritual significance and perhaps gain some insight into what may be happening in my life.

According to the website http://www.linsdomain.com/ the significance of the turkey is as follows: 
Shared Blessings
The Turkey is the symbol of sacrifice.
It gives life so others may live.

Many saints and mystics have Turkey as a totem.
With a Turkey totem, you have transcended self.
You act and react on behalf of others.
This act is not a sense of moralism or guilt,
but a deep knowledge that all life is sacred.
What you do for others, you also do for yourself.
To have a Turkey totem is a true gift.
Its gift may be spiritual, material or intellectual.
Through giving to others will you reach your own goals.
The Turkey is linked to the third eye,
the seat of feminine energies within us, and the center for higher vision.
Turkey is also the symbol of the Mother Earth and her abundant harvest.
All of Earth's blessings and the ability to use them to their greatest advantage
are part of Turkey's teachings.

Harvest time, makes us thankful for all blessings, shows adaptability in all areas of life, energy of sharing and gift giving, teaches us how to harvest items with patience, show us how to expand our thoughts to attract we need, there is a time for everything so patience is necessary for there is a time to fly and a time to be grounded. Turkey teaches the vitality of life and how all is sacred. It is time to listen to your higher vision to achieve goals whether it be spiritual, physical, mental or emotional. Turkey will aid in the exchange and transformation of such perceptions.

Oh well, I guess it is a good thing this turkey decided to visit the New England area in May and not November!

More photos from outdoors.....

These are my poor arborvitae trees.
The deep snow buried them nearly up to their tops.
Hoping they will revive this season!

Welcome to spring in New England!