You…Turkey!

I’ve been very happy to see a lot of wild turkeys lately. I’ve seen so many of them, as a matter of fact, that I’m starting to think that they may be my spirit animal.

I learned about spirit animals from Indigenous Peoples’ culture. They are guides to remind us of qualities we need to better travel through this world.

So if the turkey is my spirit animal, for example, she is here to remind me to stay grounded and connected to Mother Earth and to be content with what I have.

It also reminds me to believe in myself and what I have to offer others and to share with those around me.

Animals and nature can teach us so much, if we open our eyes and stay connected to the natural world.

Happy belated Earth Day everyone!

The Comfort Maple

We recently paid our respects to the Comfort Maple; a 500-year-old sugar maple tree in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. It is believed to be the oldest sugar maple in the country.

When the tree started its life, the Indigenous People were the only people here. They had their own culture and religion and traditions worthy of respect and emulation.

If I could only interview this tree; it would be an interview of a lifetime! What a book and what a movie that would be!

I bet this precious tree gave some lovely sweet maple syrup in its lifetime.

Preservation and conservation are essential.