I’ve been waiting for an excuse to use this image for a couple of weeks now and Tara’s gallery prompt this week is perfect.  If you haven’t visited Sticky Fingers before I wholeheartedly recommend it, there is some exceptional talent on display in the gallery there, in fact I’m almost embarrassed to submit my effort.

I took this pic on my phone so the quality isn’t great, but it’s one of those pictures that you just have to record.  I found it whilst out walking the dog, near my parents house.  We were wandering up a lane and decided to cross behind a farmhouse to get into the fields.  The residents keep peacocks as guard dogs apparently- or that’s what my dad told my son, so it may not be completely true. We did see the peacock, he was truly as beautiful as it’s possible for any male of the species to get, resplendent in his striking blue armour.  That’s not what I chose to photograph though;


I love the contrast of the new shoots springing from the branches in the foreground against the old, tattered wood of the shed.  The fact that someone has bothered to paint Beauty on the door speaks of pride to me.  I have no idea if it refers to the name of the peacock or is a family joke but I love it and wanted to share it…

Beauty’s where you find it…
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17 thoughts on “Beauty’s where you find it…

  • April 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Great photo and I’m intrigued as to the story behind “Beauty”. Guess we’ll never know? Unless of course you go know on the door and tell them your blog friends just HAVE to know…..

    Maybe not.

    MD xx

  • April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Oh I love that. Gorgeous pic. Beauty ndeed. 🙂

  • April 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Oh, how intriguing! I’d love to know the story behind that! *goes off brewing a short story in her head*

  • April 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Great pic and post! And yeah, wanting to know the story behind that is gonna kill me…!

  • April 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    What a photo of contrasts! and yes very intriguing…when you find out you’ll have to fill us in 🙂

  • April 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I would love the know the story behind that too, it is a great photo:) Jen.

  • April 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Well, you’ve been set another challenge now – to find out what Beauty refers to! Really interesting take on the theme! I love the green shoots!

  • April 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Curious about the story behind the beauty:-)

  • April 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    ha ha ha, that is brilliant! love this shot.

  • April 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Excellent, witty photo – love the different shades of green too.

  • April 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    My summerhouse was the same green as that shed until yesterday. Love all the colours and the new sprigs coming on the trees.lovely post

  • April 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks everyone….looks like I need to go and knock on some doors next time I go home. We’re talking deepest, darkest Norfolk here – I may never return xxx

  • April 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    How surreally, brilliantly, intriguingly extraordinary! Great take on the theme.

  • April 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Love the green wood! Intriguing indeed…we need more details!

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