Saturday, July 29, 2006

Not exactly posing pretty, but ...

     now at least I know where to find them. Driving between appointments today I noticed these peacocks roaming free outside of Flamingo Gardens. I stopped for a few minutes to find out if they were in the mood to pose, as you can see they were not.

     I was short on time so I couldn't stick around but now I know where they are. Actually I think Flamingo Gardens used to be called Flamingo Groves, I haven't been there since I was a little girl. Maybe it's time for a visit. There are flamingos in them there gardens.

     Seeing these guys today, reminded me of the house in Louisiana I lived in when my kids were growing up. We had 10 acres of land so there was room for one of everything and peacocks were no exception, we had three. Actually it was one peacock and two peahens. If you've ever been around them you know that they are really, really vocal. The sounds while quite annoying to some were always comforting to me and they are much better as an alarm clock than any old rooster.

                         

     I'm starting to settle in with my new job a bit, still not sure that working alone instead of with a large group of people is the right choice for me but ... things are going ok and I'm stating to find a bit of time for myself between show times.

     I'm about 90 days into this thing, and have been able to focus on little else but work. But ... I am starting to enjoy taking photos again, collecting them daily the way some people collect seashells when they live on the seashore.

     I think I got the daily photo thing from reading Steven's Sometimes Photo Blog when his daily posts were such a big part of this community. 

     Have a good rest of the weekend.

                                               

8 comments:

onestrangecat said...

even if they didn't want their pic taken it is still a nice photo.

Kathy

astaryth said...

Between the move and the whole 'how AM I going to get internet' thing I haven't really even picked up my camera in a couple of months... Just haven't had the 'bug'. I'm not sure if it was my frustration level or the heat or a combo of the two <LOL>.

Glad to hear that the new job is working out, but REALLY glad to hear you are starting to have some time for yourself.

astaryth said...

Between the move and the whole 'how AM I going to get internet' thing I haven't really even picked up my camera in a couple of months... Just haven't had the 'bug'. I'm not sure if it was my frustration level or the heat or a combo of the two <LOL>.

Glad to hear that the new job is working out, but REALLY glad to hear you are starting to have some time for yourself.

cneinhorn said...

I think the new job will work out in the end, and you'll find your groove and your free time along the way!

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you are starting to settle into your job ~ hope it all works out for you ~ I just love looking at others photo's so am glad you post them ~ did like the one of the peacocks ~ we have one wander round here from the wildlife park by never been lucky enough to get a picture of it ~ Ally

sunnyside46 said...

few thinkgs are as stressful to me as starting a new job.
I'm glad you are settling in.
With your creativity and sense of adventure , You will be an asset to any position.
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

suzypwr said...

It sounds like the initial stress of the new job is wearing off and you are getting a better balance of your time :)

xoxo

luvmort said...

I love peacocks! Their feathers are great for outfits.