I have been contemplating adding a peacock to my menagerie of wildlife on the homestead and I remembered that there is a place out in the country a few miles that raised peacocks so being the shy person that I am (Ha. Ha) I decided to pay them a visit. What better place to ask questions about peacocks than someone who raises them. And of course I just happened to have my camera along with me.
My new friend also built this little bridge out of stone and under it was a little creek that had koi swimming in it and HUGE frogs that would jump in the water as you walked by making a mighty splash!
Here's a view of their tail feathers before they make a fan out of them. He urged me to come back in the evening sometime around 6:00 and that is when I could see them "strutting." I plan on doing that soon. Can you imagine a whole flock of birds strutting at the same time?
And they fly HIGH! Every tree seemed to have a bird perched high up on a limb. And they are very LOUD! Reminded me of the sounds you hear in a jungle. Now I'm having to rethink adding a peacock to my flock because I didn't want to have a covered pen and unless I want one wandering around the 80 acres, they obviously would just fly out.
This is one of her flower beds.
She's very creative with using the old to decorate with.
The beauty of lilies!
This little wagon of flowers is waiting to be planted.
Gorgeous pink Hollyhocks. I must have some seeds so I can start my own plants next year. She just throws her stalks at the end of the season over the fence into the cow pasture and Hollyhocks pop up everywhere!
I love Clematis and hers is especially beautiful growing up the edge of the deck.
Look what she did with this old bicycle built for two. Creative woman!
What better way to enjoy the beauty of flowers without having to put all that work into it. And they did not mind me taking pictures at all!
And oh yea, I can't seem to be able to drive by cows without backing back up and snapping a quick picture. I really am a farmer at heart. I have just learned I don't have to do all the work myself. I can appreciate someone else's hard work. Reminds me of the scripture about "my Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills."
My daughter made me a birthday cake and so after I got home I even had cake to eat.
Couldn't have had a better day! And looking forward to what God has planned for me in the upcoming year. Know it will be good! Hope you too have enjoyed sharing my day with me through pictures!