Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
White peacock~World Bird Wednesday~070412
Last Sunday hubby and I drove to the Leo Carrillo state park, but arrived only 15 minutes before they closed for the day. Hubby took off one way and I wandered down by the stables. Along the way, a white peacock strolled by. I snapped these photos of him. Now, I've never seen a white peacock and I grew up right next to the Los Angeles County arboretum in Arcadia and I was around peacocks for over 20 years. I saw plenty of them, but never a white one. I couldn't get closer to him. He seemed to be on a mission! I overheard two ladies saying that he only appears in the afternoons and then, only briefly. What a beautiful specimen! And, yes, even his peacock "eyes" on his tail are white! World Bird Wednesday for July 4, 2012. To visit Wild Bird Wednesday, please go to: http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/ UPDATE: I found out this is a white peacock. Here's a link for more info: http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2010/05/10/facts-on-the-stunningly-regal-peacock/