about a week ago, i happened to look out the window toward the orchard and you'll just not believe what i saw.
a peacock. yes, really, there was peacock in our yard. we've had some unusual creatures out here before, but never a peacock.
the kids went crazy! they zipped out the front door and were yelling they were going to catch him. ha, as if i want a pet peacock!
i ran out too and snapped a bunch of up close pictures, but somehow my camera was set to some weird setting so none of them turned out. once i realized all of my pictures were bad, i tried to get some more, except i couldn't get as close as i had been the first time. i had hoped he would spread out his tail but he never did. isn't he gorgeous?
did you know peacocks can fly? and not just a little bit like a chicken, but really, really fly? i had no idea, but i suppose he had gotten a little too much attention so he flew into a tree where he stayed all day long. sometime after we all went to bed he left. although, he did return the next day and he's been hanging around ever since; not in our yard, but i can hear him.
this, by the way, is the view from my deck.