Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

These turkeys have a lot to be thankful for - despite initial intentions, they will bypass the Thanksgiving table and live to old age!

I was greeted by this friendly bunch (gaggle, group, flock?) as I pulled up to a log cabin in search of native plants. The 'Tree Guy' is a family-run business on Whidbey Island nestled into acres of woods where native shrubs and trees are propagated in their natural habitat then potted up for sale. The owner told me he first came to Whidbey as a kid in 6th grade camp, fell in love with the island and vowed to return. It didn't take him long - after high school, he saved up enough money to buy a chunk of land and has lived deep in the woods for 30 years.

Seems to be a common story among the islanders.

Now he shares his dream home with his family, 4 turkeys, 2 donkeys, numerous dogs and cats and chickens.

So here is to happy turkeys...

and a peaceful Thanksgiving!


  1. Not only are they happy, they're gorgeous! Happy 1st Thanksgiving in your new home! Hugs,Terri

  2. Great turkey photos - and I'm glad he's been saved to live his life:)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! It always seems like such a lovely, positive holiday from this side of the world. Enjoy yourselves!!

  4. These lovely males are happy to be alive - and to be loved...(you can tell by their brilliant red and blue heads just how happy there are!) Thanks my friend for reminding us that its better to give thanks (and life) and realize the beautiful result.

  5. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Beverley! I take it you'll be spending it in your new cottage and that will surely make it an especially special one - enjoy! Enjoy!!!

  6. such a lovely life he has! and donkeys no less!

  7. Glad the turkeys will see old age :-)
    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!