Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peacocks!

Ever since moving to Central Texas, I've wanted to go to this park in the city that has free-roaming peacocks. Today we had some errands near the park, and since we are moving next week, we thought it was the perfect time to visit. It was one of the coolest things I've ever done! We are able to get extremely close to the peacocks. I am sad we waited so long to visit. The park would have become a favourite place for us to go.





Peacock crossing!




The poor, ugly female peacock


Peacock in a tree


Okay, so I know you can't really see the peacock behind me, but I look super cute in this picture, so I had to post it!




Their feathers are beautiful




A peacock waterfall


This one was hanging out by the parking lot and greeted us as we arrived.


Husband and the peacocks.


The grounds had beautiful ponds, with turtles, fish and flowers. Look at the itty-bitty turtle!


Big turtle


3 comments:

Ash Kelley said...

We love that place! I can't believe you're moving next week!!! Are you going to be there Sunday??? Did you guys ever end up seeing the bats?? Do you need help with any last minutes stuff??

The Samples Sampler said...

Ash, we haven't seen the bats yet. Hopefully next week. I will at church on Sunday, so don't worry, you'll see me one more time. I don't think we need any help, but I will let you know. Thanks!

Travis and Mardi said...

You haven't seen the bats?! Even I've seen the Austin bats. There are many of them.

An aside on the peacocks: The feathers are very beautiful and all, but I had to dress up as a peacock for a ballet recital once and let me tell you, it's not much fun having one of those tails fastened to your butt! I feel a special kinship with and pity for all peacocks now.