Saturday, June 25, 2011

Vanity

Our neighbours across the street recently installed a new glass door in front of their standard-issue wooden front door.  They have also recently acquired a live-in maid so their house is undergoing rather a cleanliness transformation (we could all do with such?) and the new door sparkles like a mirror.

In an earlier post I wrote about the day I caught a peacock challenging his reflection in our bedroom balcony door to a duel.  Yesterday Marius was being domestic in the kitchen (we don't have a live-in maid) when he spotted this young peahen admiring herself:



He took these shots through the kitchen window and across the street, so they are a little fuzzy.  I asked him to, quickly before the peahen went away, so I could show you.  See I am always thinking of your entertainment.



This is another picture (which I took with my telephone) through our kitchen window in May:


Luckily there was no damage done, and he didn't disturb Floyd, who is asleep at the back end of the car.




Floyd's favourite spot:




x

6 comments:

jabblog said...

Visiting peacocks - how exotic;-) Who would have come off worst in an encounter - Floyd or the peacock?

Isabel Doyle said...

Peacocks have big talons - if they were defending themselves or a chick, I think Floyd would be in trouble. Peacocks can run pretty fast but they are clumsy and ungainly, so a running cat could probably escape. Generally the cats are quite wary of the peacocks.

Jenny Woolf said...

Wow - peacocks. I think I would find it a bit scary if one came to visit unexpectedly!

Jenny Woolf said...

Wow - peacocks. I think I would find it a bit scary if one came to visit unexpectedly!

Jenny Woolf said...

Specially when hearing about the big talons! :)

jane.healy said...

Greata shots! We had a ridgeback who challenged herself one morning - she charged at the mirror so earnestly she smashed it ... but she really looked smug that she had scared teh intruder off.