Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Excuse me----it should be "FROM WHERE THE BIRD CAME". All those years of study and diagramming and I still mess up. Opps! Did it again. Hate that. Never end a sentence with a preposition.

I always thought this was a pretty picture. The colors turned out nicely-not that I didn't doctor it up a bit. I added the spotlight(love that Kodak software). But of all the peacocks I've ever seen, this was the first to be sitting down -almost posing, if you wish- looking downright regal.

I shot this picture at Warwick Castle (England, of course), in the garden in front of the Orangerie. I've heard that peacocks can be naughty, but I've never had a bad experience with one. I also have some great pictures of the peacocks at Leeds Castle. I'll look them up and use a couple of them here. Believe it or not, I've seen very few of the little creatures over here. But they are everywhere-along with swans- in England. But my favorite little bird is the wren. We have them here and they are so TINY with the cutest upturned tails.

I didn't leave the house today. Tried to finish the ornies. One just WOULD not straighten up. I think it will go into the trash and I'll start again. I just joined the Christmas Ornament SAL and I have almost completed my first one. It's a little large so I may take it apart and size it down. And the foundation for the front is too heavy. Stiff as a board!!! I used a lighter paper for the back.

It's getting a little chilly here-but it won't last long. I'm not too wild about cold weather, but we do need a break down here. And a little rain wouldn't hurt, either. We had several trees removed from the backyard last Friday and Saturday. Some were damaged from Katrina and some from Gustav. It's really beginning to look like a park. But.......I don't venture too far back there because I have an aversion to things that don't have legs!!!!

I'm on pins and needles like a lot of you ladies. Elisa's Martha is due to arrive in 3 days. It's like waiting for Bradley, Grace and Ann when it was time for them to appear. Hang on Elisa, and get some sleep while you can!

1 comment:

Julie said...

News is that Martha arrived safley, a message was posted on a MB i visit, mum and baby are doing well.

Lovely pic, i love gardens.