Monday, April 29, 2013

Blue Monday - A Peacock!

Hello! It's Blue Monday! For complete instructions, just click here.

Don't you love to get comments? I think we all do. Turn about is fair play. Do you notice that some do not return your comment? (Tsk Tsk) One Blogger told me that she uses the comments left for me to guide her. She goes to those blogs, thinking that if a Blogger did leave a comment for the hostess (me), they would be one to return a comment. What do you think?

See what other Blue participants share by clicking on their links. Make someone's day when your wish them a Happy Blue Monday!
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On one of his recent walks, Johnny spotted a peacock. Thinking of Blue Monday, he quickly snapped these shots. See the peacock in the center of this shot?



Johnny was hoping that the peacock would show off his beautiful tail feathers, but he just kept wandering around.


Upon closer inspection, this guy's tail is perhaps too small to display.


But, isn't he a pretty Blue?


I found this short (1 min. 55 sec.) video on YouTube of a peacock "displaying." 
You'll be able to hear his screech too.




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38 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The peacock is lovely. Alas, no Linky!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sorry! Slow Internet connection. It just took a while for the Linky to appear!

Annesphamily said...

I like that peacock! They are quite cocky birds! Love their showy feathers! Have a great week! Hugs Anne

xinex said...

I love peacocks. They are so pretty..Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! What a beautiful and exotic bird to have walking around your neighborhood!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! What a beautiful and exotic bird to have walking around your neighborhood!

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful peacock. I played too. Mine are here and here.


Liza said...

Pretty peacock. Happy Blue Monday Sally. Thanks for hosting.

Sleepshort said...

Great photos. I love the bird and animal world, and nature in general.

Re Comments: I return as many as I can, but I have a slow connection, and most bloggers have very busy, bandwidth hungry pages (lots of photos posted at high resolution, videos, and live gadgets). It can take me up to five minutes to load a single page, more on some blogs. By the way a BBC news page takes less than 15 seconds to load.
So I don't always return comments because I can't spend an hour or more visiting only twelve blogs.

I always visit the few blogs that I know load quickly. Yours is OK.

Thanks for this great meme.

Diana Taylor said...

I love the peacock - aren't they gorgeous birds!
Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

Lina Gustina said...

That's a handsome one :) Anyway, who's the owner?
Happy Monday Sally!

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/04/pinocchio-wooden-puppet.html

bj said...

I love peacocks. We had a stray one in our yard several years ago....
Tell Johnny he is GOOD at this Blue Thing. :))
xo bj

Nick V. said...

There's brilliant blue on that peacock!
THanks for hosting.

HansHB said...

Nice Peacock, nice blue!

Hazel Ceej said...

Beautiful blue on a peacock! I don't remember seeing a lot of the color in any peacock I saw in the past (it was mostly green). Glad to see this today!

Maria Gagliano said...

I have always loved the Peacock! Stunning colors from nature

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally, thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

LadyD Piano said...

Great captures. We have them roaming around the ranches nearby and these lovely birds with their spectacular display have visited us once or twice. Indeed, they are a bit loud but oh, so majestic!

A Creative Harbor said...

Wow! What a gift to have this peacock show up for you to photograph ~ Excellent! ^_^

Rhonda H said...

I love peacocks! It always amazes me how showy they are (well and how noisy but I guess when you are that beautiful you can let the world know!)... hope this week's entry is blue enough -- it is sort of more teal to me but I put that into the blue category!

Leovi said...

A nice photo, I like the peacock! Greetings.

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Peacocks are such beautiful birds -- I'd sure love to have one walk up my driveway :)
Loved the video -- I don't think I've ever seen the back of a peacock's feathers!

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I really love it when male peacocks are doing a grand display of their tales. It looks like magic to me when all those patterns are formed.

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful. And I love your new banner photo.
So sweet. Thanks again for the blue.
I went on a vacation (imaginary) this week.
Come by and dream. And come by next week I am actually going to show something I made!
Have a good week,
Sherry

Barbara F. said...

Happy Blue Monday to you, Sally! I always leave a comment for the hostess, and, as time permits, try to visit and comment on those that 'touch' my heart or pique my interest! There are rude bloggers, unfortunately. I like to reciprocate. xo P.S. I need to get my "blue" on so I can link!

AnnA said...

Hi Sally!
What a great bird!!!
Happy Blue Monday!
Best wishes,
AnnA

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, It took me hours to do this post so I decided to leave it up for today too. We are finally getting our feet back on the ground. Thank you for your sweet comment about our anniversary celebration. I'm so glad you liked everything. We have a lifetime of memories of our special day. It is so hard to believe 50 years have gone by. Your comment about us and our family and friends was kind and so appreciated. We are blessed indeed.

I agree about the comments and return visits. So many just reply by email or not at all and that is always a disappointment. I wish I could visit more. I am trying, especially since I no longer have myself all wrapped up in planning our party. I feel free again. HA!

The peacock pic is awesome. Johnny did well. Those birds do not have a friendly attitude. Smile. I love when they spread their tail. It is a stunning display. The video is an excellent example of these lovely birds.

Hope you are having sunny days.
Love, Jeanne

Jesh St Germain said...

I can imagine this peacock made your day! Happy Monday:)

Joy H said...

I love love love peacocks. One of our favorite birds to see at the zoo. Happy Monday!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Cool pics!I love that beautiful video!Happy Blue Monday!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I've only seen a peacock in the wild once when in Ecuador. Thanks to Jonny for getting the photos! Blessings, Debbie

Sarah said...

Sally, the peacock is amazing. Interesting that it is wandering your neighborhood. Is it wild or does it belong to a resident?
Thanks for hosting each week........Sarah

dix said...

Peacocks are the most beautiful of birds! And to have one roaming your area is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing the video and for hosting us. dix---

Botanic Bleu said...

Sally, I posted April Chirping Bird Table Setting on today's Blue Monday.

How amazing that a peacock was wandering around in your neighborhood. Blue truly is everywhere. :) Thanks for sharing the photos because I have only seen a few peacocks in real life.

Thank you also for hosting Blue Monday. It's always a treat to see blue in so many places.

Judith

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous! And that color could only be reproduced by God!

I sent you an email regarding your question about the shell heart, and I don't know if you got it. Just wanted you to know I hadn't forgot about you asking.

Sending you great big hugs.

XO,

Sheila

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Better late than never ;-)
You flung a craving on my with your cuties!

photodoug said...

Love the peacock. Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie and Linda said...

The peacock is gorgeous! God is so creative.

Thanks for hosting so we can show our stuff! Have a beautiful week.

Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest