Monday, July 12, 2010

Take me back to my childhood....

Some things take you back to your childhood and that is what this flower does. It is called a Passion Flower Vine and as a little girl I was enthralled by this beautiful flower. I imagined it as a beautiful ballerina twirling with her skirt swinging out around her. I believe there is a story behind this flower and it describes the story of the Crucifixion but to me it will always be a ballerina.

But whatever it makes you think of , it is beautiful. It will come back year after year and will spread too. Which is a good thing as Martha says.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Peacocks strutting their stuff!

More pictures of the peacocks strutting their stuff! They seem to like to entertain for the camera. The white one especially likes to look at the blinking red light it seems. How I miss my one that flew away though.

The back of the peacock. It really only raises the feathers from the mid section of its body and leaves feathers on its tail still hanging down. I did not realize that about peacocks. I thought they were raising their tail feathers.

They seem to be saying " Here I am, now take my picture!"

It seems to be much harder to get pics of the white one doing the strut

"Do you ever get the feeling something is watching us boys?"