Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wild Turkey

Isn’t fall wonderful?

I look forward to the crisp air, fall leaves, a roaring fire in the pit, and lawn art.

Rummaging in the garage for suitable decorations, I came across a
wooden turkey.

If you squint and look at it sideways, it sort of looks like a turkey.

It is supposed to be primitive art; I’m not quite sure why I bought it.

It is an raw piece of wood, shaped like a bowling pin, with cartoon-like eyes, triangular beak, and painted cream-brown.
There are no feathers or arms, but the body is attached to 18-inch long twine legs with dangling, yellow wooden feet.
If you hold the feet flat, they could be tulip flowers.
Around this bird’s neck is a handful of raffia strings that form a bow tie.

I thought this turkey would look cute hanging from my front door, but I was mistaken.

The wooden creature hung on a high hook. Legs dangled and yellow feet marked my door each time it opened, “Clang, Clang, Clang”.

After surveying the object, I realized that it looked like I hung up one of those yellow rubber chickens by the neck.

It may not be suitable for my door, but I know a fire pit that waits patiently for its first fall victim.



Happy Fall, Ya'll. I'd love to hear about your decorations. Email me at aitken.helen@gmail.com

Now, go out and kick some leaves.

Have a great day.

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