The Swiss Gardens ~ July 2017 ~ part 4

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The Swiss Gardens are also home to 3 peacocks, I couldn’t help taking more shots than necessary, but they are such beauties

he’s in here somewhere

they were moulting, so I got a couple of feathers Helen found on the ground.

We had a wander around the woodlands surrounding the lake, and came across some wood carvings

the little house was about knee height

Next time we’ll be back in the main grounds seeing more little buildings and follies, so stay tooned!

 

 

17 Comments

  1. Timothy Price

    Beautiful photos. I love peacocks they are so beautiful and sassy, and their calls sound like banshees in the night. The carvings are great. Artists tend to make bears out of old trees around here, but there is a framing gallery in our village that carved a dead tree into a paintbrush, pencil and pen.

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    1. Thanks Tim, bears from trees sounds cool, don’t get them over here!

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      1. Timothy Price

        This time of year if you’re out walking in the woods chances are you will have a bear behind (inspired by an old Benny Hill skit). The forest service closed several trails in picnic areas in the Sandias because of bears, and a bear came down into the city a couple of weeks ago, which caused schools to be locked down, and it gave animal control a real runaround before they captured it. The bear also gave the news something to talk about beside crime, murder and our idiot politicians.

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  2. Can I Love this?….the peacock shots are just wonderful, you really got the colours..

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    1. You may love this 😊. It was great being so close to them as they were just roaming around. Cheers Clare x

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  3. I’m just dying over your peacock pictures. The colours are so beautiful, so saturated. That first one is so regal!

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    1. Cheers Jay, they were definitely magisterial!

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  4. Some amazing woodcarving!

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    1. Yes I do like coming across them in woodlands, I see a lot on my travels, am always surprised by the skill of them.

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  5. Great shots. I love peacocks. 🙂

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    1. Cheers Cindy, me too (obviously!). 😊

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  6. I can never take enough pictures of peacocks – they are such incredible creatures.

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    1. They are! Cheers Sarah 🙂

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  7. Wonderful photographs. I adore peacocks they are so excellent and cheeky, and their calls seem like banshees in the night…

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