The watercolour of the Peacock, was completed 7 years ago.
I was a beginner, and still am, for I have not much free time to dabble in this art form~
These images were taken both in my small shade gardens on Tingsgrove, as well as at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY , USA.
Since I was a a small child, our family has visited Cave Hill.
A peaceful place to walk, feed the ducks, geese and Mute Swans.
It is also home to many Raptors, such as Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Coopers Hawks, and Sharp-Shinned Hawks.
There is also this handsome Peacock, also known as Common Peafowl, that has open range on these hallowed grounds.
If I have not labled a blossom, it is because I took the images at Cave Hill and while some of the trees have ID tags attached, many others do not.
One day, many moons from now, I hope, my husby and I shall be buried above the military section, but for now, we enjoy the time that we can visit and enjoy all of the beauty that surrounds this place called Cave Hill.
I was going to link up this post with Mosaic Monday and then noticed they are away for another week, but had put this post ready and so will share it anyway.
Is anyone else using Blogger having problems with comments?
I have it set as I have always had it and I am getting everything that should throw over into SPAM, showing up on my moderation page...geesh, and there are a bunch of them too, what gives...
I am linking up with Stewart at:
Wild Bird Wednesday
What I learned...did you know?
Some of the gorgeous colours of the Peacock plumage are due to an optical interference phenomenon found in the barbules of the feathers.
Tail feathers (also known as the plumage or trains) are colored green, blue, and orange.
However, the plumage isn't really a tail but is really made of long upper tail coverts.
Below a Dandelion does not look so bad for a weed~
My mother-in-law passed away 10 years ago this past month.
I was given a packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds at the service and I panted them in a low valley that we can view from our side patio door.
Below are some of the beautiful blossoms of these wee tiny flowers~
Above and below the Peacock image here, is a species of Hyacinth before and after it's blossoms open~
In the image below, I was playing off of the long plumage of feathers of the Peacock and turned the images upside down.
These are a species of Buckeyes~