Chasing Tail

Peacock Unfurled

Peacock Unfurled ~ 2013

For the past week I have been on the lookout for our neighborly male peacocks, who are themselves on the lookout for that special little peahen that they can call their own. On an overcast afternoon, I came across this handsome beau who was unfortunately romancing a very unreceptive guinea hen. Not so great for the peacock but perfect for me to snap a couple photographs of his unfurled feathers and tail shaking antics.

Peacock - Shaking the Tail Feathers

Peacock – Shaking the Tail Feathers ~ 2013

Pulley Relic

Pulley Relic

Pulley Relic

These pulley wheels formerly sat at least two stories above where they now presently lay half buried in the ground. They were part of a large wooden structure that was used to haul material out of the earth via ore carts. I can picture how it all used to work but I am not even going to attempt to explain it.

Oh, You Meant MORE Flowers

Narcis Dick Wilden

Narcis Dick Wilden ~ 2013

Almost everyday at work, I try to spend my morning break taking a short walk to a) get out of the office and b) to get off my derrière. And lately everyday there is something new to look at as Mother Nature shows off with the evolution of Spring. These are technically called Narcis Dick Wilden but I simply call them Fancy Daffodils.

Narcis Dick Wilden

Narcis Dick Wilden ~ 2013

Sorry…More Flowers

Flowering Tree

Flowering Tree ~ 2013

With everything beginning to bloom and sprout from the ground, it is impossible to ignore the beauty of nature. These white flowering trees are everywhere where I live and while the blooms make a snow-like mess when they find the ground, they are lovely while still connected to the branches.

Flowering Tree

Flowering Tree ~ 2013