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Tuesday, 22 July 2014


I thought of including the photo of the peacocks at Scone Palace in my last blog post – and didn’t -  but because Katrina mentioned them in her comment I decided to show my photos after all!  peacock white5The white peacock was beautiful but there was no way she was going to have a face on picture peacock white3taken!  I turned this way; she turned the other. I turned that way; she turned away!  I’d love to have seen a white display tail, but as I think she was a SHE  - no long tail feathers spreading out behind – that wasn’t going to happen!

peacock However, this was the big show off though!  He was all for showing his magnificent tail feathers to all and sundry.  peacock2What a beautiful bird strutting around between the tables and chairs of the overspill tearoom! peacock3



He didn’t mind in the least having his picture taken! 

peacock tail

I wonder why it is considered unlucky to take peacock tail feathers indoors?  I googled the question, so look here for some of the comments.

peacock cushionLast week I saw a beautiful cushion with a peacock feather design  on it.  It reminded me of the Scone peacocks so just thought I would add it in here…peacock cushion detail



and here’s a bit of the detail.

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Katrina said...

I love peacocks and you got some great photos of that show off. I have a lot of peacock feathers in vases in my house, I knew they were supposed to be bad luck so I'm glad to see that they're thought of as good luck by some. The last time we were at Scone there were some white males with beautiful feathers.

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Yes, they are beautiful birds! I would have enjoyed seeing a male white peacock strutting his stuff, with tail fanned out around him! Did you get to see one? I wonder if the "eyes" are all white or do they have shades of white!