STOP! Go no further until you have guessed whose feathers are in the Header Shot.
Yes. Well admittedly that was not hard. Mr Flowers is officially strutting his stuff.
And here is something you seldom see in the mash of pretty peacock shots in the Social media.
A peacock From Behind! A proud peacocks bottom. (Proud in every sense of the word). Such a lovely fluffy bottom.
You have to be very careful when you take a shot of a peacock with his train raised. If Mr Flowers sees me – all the intention drains out of his .. um .. feathers and he droops. Stage fright. So I was lucky to get these shots through the window.
Mr Flowers is like a cat. When in doubt – Wash.
Alex my grumpy teddy bear cow.
Cow Art. The cows often eat out of her boot. The car (a Chrysler New Yorker 1966 which was used as a parts car when John rebuilt the convertible of the same year) is sulking because I am feeding the cows out in the field. She is listing to starboard. At least I think it is starboard – I am facing aft – and starboard is always on the left if you are facing aft.. I think. I had better ask Mr Google. My father used to build boats you would think I would know this without checking! I am turning into a Land Lubber!
Last night the colours of the sun setting in the West were caught by a cloud flying with great determination across the East. He is like a bird this cloud.
I hope you have a lovely day!
He’s a very handsome bird 🙂
He is. No bird will ever be as beautiful as The Duke though.. c
Beautiful bird! The sunset WAS pretty special last night…..great picture.
Yes! We are spoilt for sunsets! .. c
I have never seen a peacock butt before. Awesome!
Pretty cool isn’t he.. c
Oh what stunning color and feathers! I have to agree, that rear end is quite fabulous all by itself!
I love the bum fluff! c
Oh Celi what lovely photos ! You live amongst ART! Nature is the most beautiful art – eh? Love that old car too! 🙂
Hi Jodi! yes i feel like that too. Art is all around – like grace.. c
Mr Flowers is a very handsome peacock indeed!
He thinks so! c
Oh fine – Mr Flowers has posed nicely for you. And you got him so nicely! Great back side shots either…
Hm, Alex still looks a bit distrustful…
Alex is still keeping her distance.. but she watches and one she sees that I am being quiet she will walk up for a sniff.. c
So it’s better to say, she’s still shy somehow…
It’s clear Mr Flowers has been hiding a secret! Under all that fabulous male finery, he has a secret penchant for fluffy undies! He’s wonderful, and how clever you were to capture his display.
That flying sunset cloud reminds me of a flying stork, with long trailing legs and a long beak at the front…
Yeah, doing a dry run for when she has to deliver calves and little piggies 🙂 Laura
Good one! I think Celi’s going to keep her busy…
Lets not count our chickens before they are hatched ladies!! We may not even have a pregnant pig yet.. the only one I am almost sure of is Lady Astor.. fingers crossed.. c
Oh to be so lucky to have such beauty wandering around in the garden. Love the back view, interesting to note that he uses his wings to hold the whole lot up. Enjoy. Laura
Like little props! Well spotted Laura.. c
Mr Flowers is spectacular!
If the front of the car is the bow of the ship, the cow feeder is def lilting to starboard. I always remember left is port cos both have 4 letters so right is starboard 🙂
depending on whether you are facing the stern or the bow of course!
haha exactly! 🙂
Ahoy there—that’s exactly my mnemonic device. So much easier for this seriously-dyslexic person to manage port and starboard as a spelling-counting problem than a directional/spatial one! Reminds me of the delightful song about the Posh Way to Travel from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Port Out, Starboard Home). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzEWodlTFq0 😀 Kathryn
I have a different method of telling port from starboard. Facing the front of the ship (I am always “on” it) port is left and starboard is right because L comes before S in the alphabet. Much love to all…sailors as well as land lubbers. Gayle
Aft it is. Adorable pictures of Mister Flowers. I thought it was Alex who was sulking rather than the car/manger!
Alex is a cross looking teddy bear! She is such a dear though – but not a people cow.. c
Like some others, I never have seen the south end of a peacock heading north. I was completely delighted by all that fluffiness. Good grief — how much do we miss by assuming we know what’s beind, or under, or over there?
Very good point! c
Wonderful photos of Mr Flowers and Alex. They make my heart sing. Have a lovely day yourself.
Blowing and rainy but lovely.. c
Mr. Flowers is gorgeous. Do you think he would play with me? Snorts and oinks. XOXO – Bacon
If you run up and give him a wee oinky fright he will leap right up and over you, landing on the other side.. a favourite piglet past time! c
Squeals!! Leaping Flowers. I can just picture that in my piggy mind and just snort laughing. XOXO – Bacon
Stunning young man and his gorgeous bottom and feathers 🙂
he will be busy this year – I hope – c
Agreed ! He is spectacular. If this is what we humans all think of him, imagine what the peahens are thinking! We are blushing.
Ignoring him probably for the meantime.. they won’t be laying for a while yet.. c
Could Mr Flowers be vying for Punxsutawney Phil’s job? If we see his bottom on February 2nd, there’ll be 6 more weeks of winter? We have to keep track. Phil has put Punxsutawney on the map, bringing in tourist dollars. Mr Flowers could do the same for the farmy. If he unfurls it, they will come. 🙂
We are in deep cloud though the sun did come out for a moment this morning – only a moment though.. more winter coming I think.. c
Gloomy here, too. There was snow predicted but it looks like it’s going north of us. We’ll probably get some rain, though. I just hope my roses stay dormant. Several years ago, during a similar warm spell, they awoke only to freeze when the cold returned. I lost a few of them. Even so, it has been nice not having to bring out the snow blower even once. 🙂
I am hoping that if it stays in this weather pattern maybe there will not be a sudden cold then heat that will trigger budding – I see movement in the magnolia to which worries me.. we have the rain now. c
Forecasting 10-12″ snow here in Winona MN area. Nothing like a Groundhog Day storm!
Goodness – we have got off lightly so far! c
Yeah, so right, John, we could take Mr. Flowers for our “Groundhog” Farmy wheather man. Why not. We’ll keep in track concerning the wheather predictions (need to take notes) and re-install him next year on the same day. When he displays his wheel on that day again we’ll know when spring will arrive. Great. And your idea of connecting this with some tourists for making money isn’t a bad one. What do you think, Celi? – Just some more PR necessary then… 😉
Thanks for that funny hint on old PA traditions, John. Never heard of it before but read now (on wiki) that the roots of that might lay in Germany’s old country sayings… There’s even been a US movie on that in the nineties (‘Grayhoundday’) presented also in Germany and in German, but haven’t seen it then.
Your posts are always like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day… even your posts when you, yourself, are not having such a great day. I really likes seeing Mr. Flowers’ (I almost called him Mr. Feathers…) bottom. As you said, that’s a sight seen by very few. And a lovely bottom it truly is. Hope you’re having a good day and its not too cold outside. ; o )
Not too cold but definitely an Inside The Barn day.. c
Mr. Flowers is beautiful. Maybe Alex isn’t grumpy, just thinking deep thoughts? Maybe she’ll smile in the spring. I like the Cow Art! Have a great day.
Yes, that is true,, she does look like a deep thinker.. c
A peacock is as beautiful back end as he is from the.front…I envy him his feathers…..many years ago I bought a peacock feathered fan and it is still beautiful
On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:22 PM, thekitchensgarden wrote:
> Cecilia Mary Gunther posted: “STOP! Go no further until you have guessed > whose feathers are in the Header Shot. Yes. Well admittedly that was not > hard. Mr Flowers is officially strutting his stuff. And here is something > you seldom see in the mash of pretty peacock sh” >
What a beautiful beautiful bird!
Behind every brilliant cock is a fluffy bottom. No. The man behind the curtain. No. Looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker. Yes.
I knew you would not let me down! c
I love Mr Flowers fluffy bottom! 😉
So do I .. c
Any regular visitor would have needed all of a fraction of a millisecond to guess that header!
The listed vehicle is definitely leaning to starboard, which if it had sails would mean being on a port tack and having to give way when under way on a collision course to anyone yelling, ‘Starboard!’ (Don’t worry, all that would only make sense to a yachtsman!)
I grew up in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – the yacht club was with in walking distance – all makes sense to me! : c
Then it certainly would!
my brother used a defunct volkswagon bus as a greenhouse in Minnesota. Maybe this would work in the front?
Hi grace. The cats sleep in there at this time of year so it must be warm! c
I was reminded of a passage from the great Swiss saint, Francis de Sales: “When a peacock spreads its tail you can see its backside!”
Gosh i am so late today. Celi you have me worried… Do you have a fetish for animal rear ends? I seem to remember you bringing our attention to Manu’s back-end when he first arrived. You do realise that I am teasing. Mr Flowers has a wonderful fluffy bottom! I love the stork cloud. There were some amazing clouds over Ireland in the past two mornings, but I was not up in time to see them.
Okay, gang. Did I miss something? I re-read “To be a cow” and found nothing Celi said about taking yesterday off. I searched and searched my inbox to no avail. Please, someone, put me in the know! Much love, nonetheless, Gayle
I was not here yesterday Gayle – you know how a girl needs a day off every now and then.. no worries.. c
Oh what a mid-winter show . . . . almost too beautiful a frontage for a ‘Mr’ and certainly the first time I have ever seen what lies behind 🙂 !!
Yes! A midwinter show! c
Mr Flowers has a very cute bum! Old caravans are very popular as chook houses so why not old cars as cow feeders. We do the cloud thing here too, the clouds looking to the coast are particularly creative, in the past few days we’ve had dragons, witchetty grubs and cigars 🙂
Well, I have never seen a peacock from behind! And those beautiful little feathers along the arc of the display look like little flying birds! Nice photos.
Such a fancy Farmy bird!
That cloud is something to behold. Bird. Sealth plane. Space saucer. Maybe even how G. M. Hopkins saw God:
“. . . the Holy Ghost over the bent / world broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.”
What a gorgeous cloud. Growing up, a rancher friend raised peacocks and fainting goats. (He was really a high school principal who enjoyed creature – ones that didn’t talk back ) His wife always collected peacock feathers to hand out to the kids. I had forgotten how fluffy and funny their rear view looks.
Your dad built boats? No wonder you like big skies and wide spaces.
That last image is amazing! And such a cute fluffy bottom. 😃
Mr. Flowers has a lot of stuff to strut. You did a great job capturing the sheen of his plumage. And you’re right, only here do we see “the other side.”