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Leslie Avon Miller

My life flows when I'm in my art.

Jean De Muzio

Monday, December 23, 2013

My True Love Gave to Me 12 Turkey Feathers....

Turkey Feathers, Artichokes and Sweet Grass

A gathering I went in November…dried artichokes were cut and treasured.

Familiar ornaments were unwrapped with care.

Sweet grass and dried found leaves are a studio supply on hand.

And my true love gave to me 
all the turkey feathers he found as he walked along the road.



Every time a hand reaches out
To help another....that is Christmas

Every time someone puts anger aside
And strives for understanding
That is Christmas 

Every time people forget their differences
And realize their love for each other
That is Christmas 

May this Christmas bring us
Closer to the spirit of human understanding 

Closer to the blessing of peace!


  1. I'm eyeing out that spectacular zebra and rider.... not to mention all the natural gatherings. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your true love, Leslie.

  2. Beautiful combination of lovely turkey feathers, dried artichokes and sweet grass and all those other leaves - lovely and very festive but unusual. Happy holidays!

  3. Such beautiful images - have the merriest Christmas!

  4. Beautiful photos and reminder of the gifts we give each other, all year round! Merry Christmas to you & your true love :)

  5. Lovely Blessing and beautiful photos ... Merry Christmas Leslie!

  6. lovely poem and ornaments. wishing you a wonderful holiday and perhaps some studio time to play

  7. Merry Christmas, Leslie! Thanks for the words and images.

  8. LAM - peace, joy and relaxing restoration time to you. Go well. B

  9. Yes, your words are beautiful because they are so true. The cover picture of the flower and the zebra in the last picture are my favourite. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

  10. Very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Leslie. I am counting you among my blessings - you reached out to me at a low point and I am very grateful. Happy 2014 - the new beginning and all it brings. xoxoxoxo

  11. Lovely, Leslie. Turkey feathers! Is this flock a cousin to the turkeys in La Connor? Nah, couldn't be, but I betcha they're beautiful, too. Merry Christmas.

  12. It's also Christmas when beauty visits us, either out of our own hand or through photographs as lovely as these. A very happy and beauty-full new year to you, Leslie!

  13. I am a little late leaving a comment for Christmas... you are so good at looking for and incorporating naturals into everything you do.


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