Feathered findings

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Camera in hand, I took out for a brisk morning walk. The air was moist from the previous evening showers. Colors seemed to pop!


Down a brick path and around some Boston ferns I heard soft quacks coming from the bushes.


“Good morning Mama!”  I startled her…she was NOT happy that I was near her lil darlings. I whispered, “be careful, don’t spoil them or they grow up to be dirty lil rats!” 🙂


Then I saw him… I had heard him squawk, but could not find him. Then Mr. P  hopped down from a railing above me. (ok I said a wee bit of a swear word…sorry)  He was not interested in posing at all. He turned and walked away. He did have a nice hind end veiw though.

On my way back to my car I could hear him squawk  from a distance VERY loud… I turned and saw him in all his Glory… he had changed his mind on posing… (I guess guys can do that too, you know, change their minds!)


Now for your close up!


Some mornings, its difficult for me to focus through the tears.

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June 9, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Outdoor Wednesday | 33 comments


33 responses to “Feathered findings”

  1. Susan says:

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday Claudia! What a way to start the day! Thanks for taking us along with you! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  2. stefanie says:

    just beautiful, amazing, thanks for sharing.

  3. Cheri says:

    Just breath taking. What a view!

  4. irenet says:

    Amazing. What serendipity! Love the buildup too.

  5. You are so funny and made me laugh at your morning adventures!
    I enjoyed your walk, the beauty, humor, sweetness of motherhood, and glory of your post!

  6. Joanie says:

    gorgeous shots. you’re amazing claud!! Cant wait til the photo walk! luv ya!

  7. Well, oh yes.  This is the outdoors!!!!!!! Incredible and look at that peacock.  As a teenager I worked at an amusement park that had a herd(?) of peacocks…noisy, but beautiful.  Thanks for visiting my blog and I have chained up those items you mentioned and I’ll be watching for you.  Happy Outdoor Wednesday

  8. Mary says:

    What amazing photographs. I loved walking with you. We’ll have to do it more often. Have a wonderful day.

  9. suzie says:

    Beautiful pics, are you walking in Utah? and the ‘Pink’ pictures are amazing too! You said you had relatives in Driggs, that is only 30 minutes away, it’s a small world after all!!!

  10. Kim says:

    Fabulous photos & great story telling.

  11. Christine says:

    Wow! Your photography is amazing! And that peacock is so majestic!…Christine

  12. Oh my what a beautiful way to start the day. You are very blessed. I enjoyed Mr. P. He is a real beauty.


  13. Brenda Kula says:

    What phenomenal photos these are! Thanks so much for sharing. I got quite a kick out of the babies and the peacock. And the view of those mountains. Wow!

  14. Brenda Kula says:

    Oh, by the way, I love your blog. Adding it to my blog rolls right now!

  15. Kristine says:

    I would have loved to have been on your walk with you this morning.  Your pictures are beautiful.

    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. 


  16. Kristine says:

    Forgot to mention that it sounds like you speak from experience regarding the duck Momma and so my kids and I are coming for a visit! me and all 4 of them..haha!! Where should we go to get there?  😉  By the way…they ARE spoiled rotten and I love them dearly.

    Your blog is just beautiful.


  17. Regina says:

    The feathered you found truly amazing.  Great shots and post.

  18. Joyce says:

    I so enjoyed taking a walk with you.   Such a lovely view to start with.   Then to end with a peacock showing all his feathers.   Visiting your blog was absolutely delightful!
    Joyce M

  19. Sue says:

    Claudia, Was all of this majestic beauty outside your home and neighborhood?  ‘Cause it is absolutely breathtaking! You’ve captured such beauty in nature, let me tell ya.  See, that is why you got that e-mail about using “other people’s” photos!  That person thought they were professional pics!

    I am honored that you came by for your “Sue fix.”  haha    I pondered as to what I would say…  But, heck, I just talked to my keyboard and out came the words….   Isn’t it just odd that  some people just don’t get irony and satire and our type of personality ?! I have to say,  I still do think I’m funny……  Too bad you’re way out there in Utah- we could be commiserating  together in person. And we could be fascinating each other with our own special brand of  humor and satire! 

    I subscribed to your feed, couldn’t figure out the Follower password/sign-in thing on your sidebar. Am I missing something or what?   =:-0  Sue

  20. Wwwwooooowwwwww I would love to wake up in the morning and see that gorgeous view of the plants, flowers,mountain – everything!

    And my look at the beautiful peacock.  Such a beauty to behold – loving its color

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


  21. Mamapippam says:

    Mr. P. is a beauty ! But I think he knows it …

  22. Becky K. says:

    The little ducklings are the best!!! 

    The peacock is gorgeous.

    Great photography!

  23. Stunning photography! What an eye you have to capture the beauty around you!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  24. Cindy S. says:

    What gorgeous pictures you have taken.  You have a lovely place to take a walk, don’t you.  That peacock was so cute.   Thank you for commenting on my blog.  I will be back to check yours out regularly, it is beautiful!  Hugs, ~cindy s~

  25. Pam says:

    What beautiful photographs! I know that peacock thinks he is lovely!

  26. Florida Sue says:

    I love love your blog, and I see that many of my friends do as well. Your photos are stunning. You are a big ol’ softie like me because the majesty of nature also brings me to tears . I will be following you and I thank you for your lovely comment.

  27. Susan says:

    I cannot even imagine being so close to a peacock.  Just gorgeous!


  28. WOW! Was that in your neighbourhood? These photos are gorgeous. What a beautiful sight to see, and I just adore the beautiful colors in the pics.

    Those ducks are cute too. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful moment.

  29. Crystal says:

    Wow Claudia! You have a magnificent place to take a walk.  That peacock is just amazing! I can understand the tears.
    First time to visit your blog, it is just beautiful. I will be back to visit. Thank you for stopping by to visit me and leaving your nice comment.

  30. CurtissAnn says:

    Wow! You live in a beautiful area of the world. And what spectacular photos. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  31. CurtissAnn says:

    Had to pop back. Am chuckling as I now read up through the comments. Wow! seems a common response to your post. Truly is inspiring.

  32. Porch Days says:

    I’m wondering where you live because it is so beautiful. My walks in Virginia aren’t nearly as pictuesque!

  33. Ashley says:

    Wow, where is this garden of eden?  Your photos are beautiful, I love the ducks, your Sammy Kitty, and clouds, so wonderful 🙂

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