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The Male Peacock (Peafowl) Los Angeles County Arboretum  There is a large population of peacocks at the Arboretum.  The story is EJ Baldwin saw his first peacock in India during his world tour in 1867.  He later had a huge windfall from a stock increase and when the stock was sold he imported the peafowl in 1880.  This gentleman posed for quite some time with his beautiful plumage!   Their feathers have a natural iridescent color and the detail is quite amazing!
This is a beautiful 1963 Thunderbird.  I love the reflections in the front left bumper and the center panel.    She is a beauty &  loved her green original paint.    I was going to make this a Daily later in the week, but it slipped out and got some comments before I could hide it, so I decided to leave it and here it is.    Believe me, I LOVE the comments - thanks so very, very much.  Hope you enjoy!    Linda
Monday, May 16, 2011  "442 CUTLASS OLDSMOBILE" (The Metamorphosis)  "It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile, they'd sound ludicrous." ~ Terry Goodkind  Slight pp; uncropped  Here's another Lgood inspired automobile capture. This cobalt blue baby was one of my hubby's favorites in the show. Unfortunately, there was not an information card, but while we were at the car show, my hubby (who loves antique cars) informed me that this is a "442 Cutlass Olds." He also stated that the chrome on the rear bumper, in all likelihood, has been redone. You can see a glimpse of my black / white animal print jacket and red cape in the bumper. There was a chilly breeze and the temps had dropped to mid 50s. Yes, I did some pp with this one, but it is uncropped.   The original can be viewed here:   http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/16609546_tdrqK#1274849706_xFHRmdP  Also, I did some research and according to Wikipedia, "The Oldsmobile 442 (pronounced four-four-two) was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year. It became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s. Oldsmobile revived the name in the 1980s on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990s as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass." (Reprinted text from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_442)  Furthermore, I am overwhelmingly and humbly appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Antique Chevy." It landed in the #2 spot.   Congrats to my friend sharkbayte whose "Clouds" pic was #1. View it here:   http://sharkbayte.smugmug.com/Photography/2011-Daily-Photos/15280496_zofpQ#1291649048_zdNjmgz  Enjoy today; a "blue" Monday may not be so bad after all (smile).  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  Show Your Ride Car Show  Memphis, TN  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
May 3, 2011    A little break from the car photos today.  This is a shot of some Hackberry Emperor Butterflies on some shrubs outside our house.  We are just covered with these little butterflies and they love the blooms on this shrub.  Papa, help me out with the name of this shrub.      These lovely little butterflies are not the only bugs in our yard, we have "June Bugs" everywhere (not sure that's their real name) but they are like little brown, kamokazi bugs that throw themselves violently into the doors & windows of the house.  The June Bugs dive into the doors & windows every night for the last 2 nights.  They are everywhere & nasty little buggers.    I'd like more of these pretty little butterflies please - no more nasty June bugs.    Best viewed in X2.    PP is Topaz spicify filter - it's fast becoming one of my favorites.      Hope you enjoy these pretty little butterflies!    Best Regards,  Linda
Saturday, December 20, 2014  "FINAL DAY OF AUTUMN/FALL" 2014  "In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November." ~ Rose G. Kingsley  SOOC, uncropped, no flash  Christmas countdown...........5 days away! My youngest sister and her family arrived safely from Georgia last night - woo hoo!  The first day of winter is tomorrow, so I thought I'd post a final photo depicting the beauty of autumn/fall - my favorite time of year.  And yes, the leaves were really that vivid.  I always say that Mother Nature is amazing and she sure knows how to put on a show!  I am appreciative of your comments yesterday pertaining to  my "Down By The Riverfront" photo. There are always phenomenal photos posted in this community from so many talented and meticulously discerning photographers; and as you can tell, I enjoy viewing and commenting on as many of them as time permits.   Have a safe weekend!  Kangaroo Express #3445 574 Hwy 61 N Vicksburg, MS 39183 Phone: (601)638-9354 Official website: http://kangarooexpress.com/StoreReview/3445  ***#10 photo of the day***  (photo taken 11/29/2014)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
05-05-2015 - Moab, UT - S on 191 to Wilson Arch       Link to Photo  Without Frame              Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 05-05-2015
May 6, 2015  Waterfall in Waterton  Waterton National Park, Alberta
After dark. May 5, 2015
05.06.15  Snail  It rained last night. When I went outside to get Champ out of her kennel (where she stayed warm and dry and safe from the thunder and lightning) her food dish was upside down and this snail was hiding inside. I set it up on the rock border around the terrace and ran inside for the camera. The snail was waiting there ready to pose.  I love the detail I captured.
05.02.15  Water color  El Jay is feeling better. I need to get out and take new pictures soon.
Maui Sunset 5 6 2015
ART-Prismatic Fish     Link to Photo Without Frame
11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog  I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now.  Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure.  I finally made up  my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat.  I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some.  Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids.  My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures.  But some days at least deep inside it is like this too.  I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.  I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this.  She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985.  For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.  Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...  Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat.  It was as serene out there as you thought.  Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.  HAGD, Maryann
05.05.15  Saturday we were told there was another park just up the road from the park we were at. We went there Sunday and it has a great playground (Yes, the Boy says we can return) and a big soccer field. There were a lot of people there playing soccer. I have to say, because this is part of the story, that I may have been the only non-hispanic there.......  These two girls came over and wanted to pet Champ. Then they wanted to walk her. I said OK. The older girl said, "My name is Stephanie and my sister is Ashley."  I said, "My son's name is Logan Julio" (El Jay. LJ.)  She gave me an odd look. Then looked at El Jay and said, "But Julio is an Hispanic name."  I wanted to say, well, Ashley and Stephanie aren't Hispanic names and you are Hispanic, but I said, "He is part Mexican and part Apache."  She looked me up and down and replied, "What are you?" (Scottish and Swedish and Welsh and Spanish and Swiss and....a melting pot.)  "I'm American."  A few minutes later, she went over to EL Jay and said, "Hi, I'm Stephanie."  He said, "Hola, I am Logan Julio Reyes."  She said, "¿Cómo estás?"  He answered, "Bien."
May 5, 2015  Here's the backstory of this shot:  After having been on a business trip all last week, I landed at Love Field Friday afternoon around 3:30.  Friday afternoon traffic is ALWAYS bad, but this past Friday it was hideous!  There were to protest rallies downtown and the sky was filled with news helicopters, I-35 was just inching along.  So as a way to get around the freeway, I took a route that I normally don't travel.  This took me under the fantastic Margaret Hunt Hill bridge which I think is stunning in it's design.  As I was slowly creeping under the bridge, I pulled out my point & shoot that stays in the car all the time, and just held it up through the windshield.  I didn't really know what kind of shot I would get, but I liked several of them.  This is the one that I liked best.  Rather than a "drive by" shot, it's a "drive under" shot.  "Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us." ~ Bruce Jackson  Thank you for your comments and critiques.  I'm off again this morning for another week away from home (sigh), but will comment as much as I can.  Have a great week friends!  Linda http://www.smugmug.com
The Male Peacock (Peafowl)
Los Angeles County Arboretum

There is a large population of peacocks at the Arboretum. The story is EJ Baldwin saw his first peacock in India during his world tour in 1867. He later had a huge windfall from a stock increase and when the stock was sold he imported the peafowl in 1880.

This gentleman posed for quite some time with his beautiful plumage!
Their feathers have a natural iridescent color and the detail is quite amazing!

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The Male Peacock (Peafowl) Los Angeles County Arboretum  There is a large population of peacocks at the Arboretum.  The story is EJ Baldwin saw his first peacock in India during his world tour in 1867.  He later had a huge windfall from a stock increase and when the stock was sold he imported the peafowl in 1880.  This gentleman posed for quite some time with his beautiful plumage!   Their feathers have a natural iridescent color and the detail is quite amazing!
The Male Peacock (Peafowl)
Los Angeles County Arboretum

There is a large population of peacocks at the Arboretum. The story is EJ Baldwin saw his first peacock in India during his world tour in 1867. He later had a huge windfall from a stock increase and when the stock was sold he imported the peafowl in 1880.

This gentleman posed for quite some time with his beautiful plumage!
Their feathers have a natural iridescent color and the detail is quite amazing!

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