Around here, “dressing up” usually means putting on one’s best jeans, vest, and boots. Our area isn’t exactly a center for style and fashion. We have no designers, studios, or agencies to which aspiring models flock to seek fame and fortune. So imagine my surprise when I looked out my son’s window yesterday and saw this flock of leggy beauties gracefully striding, pivoting, and posing like so many fashion models on a runway!
All dozen-and-a-half of these Rio Grande wild turkey hens have been walking since hatched, keeping pace with their mamas by the time they were a few hours old. Other than regular exercise, however, their beauty is completely natural and fuss-free. They need no scissors or gel to get the sleek, full-bodied, layered-in-back look. No salon or dye gave them their low- and highlights. Apparently their diet of insects, seeds, and grains is good for the complexion because their faces are striking without bottles, wands, or brushes. Even so, I won’t be sprinkling grasshopper crumbles over my granola anytime soon.
“For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.” –PSALM 149:4