Friday, April 18, 2014
P is for . . .
Image courtesy: Laura Henderson
That blue, peacock blue. Do that intense sapphire occur anywhere else in nature? Perhaps the stone itself. And the green. Iridescent emerald.
Note the striking black and white markings around the eyes and the jaunty crest feathers perched atop the head. These flamboyant fellows spread their feathers in a great fan, flickering dozens of dazzling eyes at the peahens. Who could resist that? Other than their intent, it would be easy to label these animals as nature's drag queens.
As captivating as their colors are, I also love the sound they make--a cry like a plaintive cat. You can here an example here.
Somehow I've got to fit a peacock in a story sometime. Are you a fan of peacocks?