Crystal Gardens – ahhhhhh

Yesterday I stopped in at Crystal Gardens.  Being there is always so wonderful.  Everything is manicured, the green houses are stuffed with beautiful plants.  Butterflies are dancing around one’s head, the smells are so sweet – I love being there.

When I got out of the car, I could hear the peacocks and peahens screaming but I didn’t see them.  I slunk past the “Barn Swallow”  and went in search of little things for my flower boxes. Of course I found them and so much more.
Ochhhhh, to hold on to your wallet at any nursery is tough but here, it’s near impossible.

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It had started to rain and yours truly was not prepared. I got wet. This lady was prepared.

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piles and piles of these colorful pottery.

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Could you resist buying something here?

Peacock Feathers

We had the distinct pleasure to spend quite a long time with Elberta’s very own peacock yesterday –  he was totally enamored with my sister in law, Corky.   He kept flaunting his tail feathers and strutting around on mom’s deck. Of course, as usual, I didn’t have my camera with me.

Today, Mike took these pictures for me…

remember to click on the pictures at least once to get a larger picture!

He walks all over Elberta, our renters, across from mom’s house blame the poor peacock for the theft of their plant-lings in their little vegetable garden. Personally – I think the bunnies are stealing their veggies.  He is loud, we can hear him all the way at our place some days.  I have thought of kidnapping the bird to re-locate him to the Wayfarer for the amusement of the guests but he will not come over 😦

Back to getting chickens.  I am currently looking for noiseless chickens!

He’s baaaack

Yes, the peacock is back and he’s taken up residence at Dorothy’s house in Elberta:

Dorothy called me the other day to tell me the peacock was now sitting on the roof of her house.  I drove by about an hour after she called and he was still there…

I want that bird on my property – a nice substitute for chickens!!  muahahahahaaaaa

Guess who’s coming to dinner

We have always had peacocks around here.  The neighbors south of us had a pair in a cage right by the road.  When they moved, I think they let the peacocks loose.  There have been peacock sightings ever since.  Some as far north as Bridge Street, where the Terwilligers reported them, and now in Elberta – in my mother in laws backyard.  I was told that there are some people in the area who are breeding them and that’s where this bird may be living. Where I come from, I only ever saw peacocks in Palace gardens.  It’s pretty exciting that they also live among us regular folks 🙂
I was told that I could buy peacock pairs for under $ 70.00.  That made me want to get a pair but they are much noisier than chickens.  So, I am back to thinking that I want chickens.  I am so confused.

Dorothy says that the peacock comes to have breakfast every morning around 9:30.  He makes her mad because he eats her bird seeds.   I keep forgetting to go and see him for myself but tonight around 8:30 JR, Dorothy’s neighbor, called me to let me know that he’s having dinner at Dorothy’s. Not JR having dinner, the peacock…
Immediately I got in my car and drove over there to see for myself.  When I arrived, the bird was sitting on the bird feeder but as soon as he saw me, he was off and running.  For a little while I chased the bird around the barn, he was difficult to catch.  Finally I just waited and this is what I got on camera <—-(click on that ) he ran back home when the neighborhood dog started to bark at him.

Yes, I know it is a bad picture

Yes, I know it is a bad picture he’s so fast and all over the place. Much like a road runner, meep-meep or a painting by Van Gogh, heh!

This afternoon I saw that my favorite rose had started to bloom:

Oh the smell, hmmmmm

Oh the smell, hmmmmm

pretty

pretty