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greenie came over

February 1, 2013

today was a quiet day,

and then i heard an unmistakeable sound.

(go to “peacock cries twice”, and that’s greenie.)

it was the “neighbor” who drops in from time to time,

coming to pay me a visit.


i think he knew that i needed a little company.

as i looked for him,

greenie was looking for me.


he’s a character, that bird.

he loves to sit on the deck railing,

right between two windows.

that’s nice, actually,

because i can photograph him from both sides.

he was feeling a bit playful today,

and had it not been for reflections off of the glass

i’d have had some very entertaining head shots.


oh, well.

i got some nice shots of his polychromatic tail.





i’m especially taken by the contrast between the feathers with the eye

and the long, thin strands that drape from the sides like neon spaghetti.


yes, he’s a little bit of magic, that bird.

somehow i never imagined that i’d live a life where peacocks would come calling,

happy to stay and pose for a photo shoot.

further proof that we live in a world of possibility.


life is good.

thanks for being here.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. Laurie permalink
    February 1, 2013 7:27 am

    i think he likes you

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 1, 2013 3:56 pm

      funny you say that!
      he does not like men, or is it that he likes them too much?!
      i’ve been in the barn with him (didn’t know he was in there!) and he was just fine.
      he’s quite the yard ornament!

  2. Mary Harte permalink
    February 1, 2013 12:50 pm

    What a gorgeous bird and such a great photographer!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 1, 2013 3:57 pm

      i can’t tell you how much i love you coming here to share with me!
      and i’m so looking forward to sharing all of this with you in person!

  3. February 1, 2013 1:44 pm

    such a charming neighbour.
    i miss that cry, albeit sometimes it’s a bit eerie a sound….

    yes: we live in a world of possibility!


    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 1, 2013 3:59 pm

      yes, it is an eerie sound, but i like it when he lets me know he’s here.
      then i don’t accidentally let the dogs out.
      the other creatures?
      they could care less!

  4. Katie permalink
    February 1, 2013 1:47 pm

    These pictures are truly amazing! I love the first one. What magical company. Enjoy those quiet days in your wonderland.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 1, 2013 4:00 pm

      good morning, friend!
      studio pictures are coming up soon,
      especially for you!

  5. Tara Chesler permalink
    February 4, 2013 11:29 pm

    Wow! Who knew, is right! Walk through an open door, and you never know what’s waiting for you! Lily and I were looking at your pictures and she was asking me if those were professional photos… I told her YES! πŸ™‚ YOU are a pro and embracing and encouraging the “what ifs”, and capturing them for all of us to enjoy! xoxo

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 5, 2013 4:01 pm

      i love that you are sharing these little bits of magic with lily! i think that one of the best ways to be happy in life is to nurture and sustain our childlike sense of wonder that sadly gets worn away by the abrasion of daily life. the world is an amazing place– for everyone! you are a constant source of joy in my life– thanks, tara! xoxo

  6. February 15, 2013 9:32 pm

    How fun! I love peacocks, and got some really good shots of a few at a petting zoo a few years ago, but I’ve never had the opportunity to have them just wander around or keep me company. You are one lucky gal! πŸ˜‰

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 16, 2013 5:11 am

      he is a beauty, and it truly is a unique experience to see him peeking through the window!

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