WILD OSCEOLA TURKEY
An original colored pencil drawing on linen board by June Pauline Zent
Sorry folks to be a day late wishing my blogging community a very happy Thanksgiving Day but I was deep into cooking in the kitchen and when everyone went home I just collapsed.
The drawing above was an entry into the annual Wild Turkey Stamp contest held each year by the State of Florida, US. This drawing is of the elusive Wild Osceola Turkey that roams the native forest and is darn hard to hunt. He/She is able to out smart the hunters but not the destruction of their habitat, hence endangered and only hunted on certain days with a stamp. This image did not win the contest but I thought you might like to see what beautiful birds they are.
I do wish you all a wonderful day after holiday and if you are like me the day after is the best of the two!