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Project Green With Envy

Project Green began with Anna of Anna Carson’s Photography.


You know that I’ve arrived home after work just as the peacock is ending his courtship dance. You’ve seen those photos. Well, the past couple of mornings OC has driven right by a peacock with his fan on display. I say anxious and excited things about stopping the car, and OC says boring and logical things about getting to work on time. Sometimes that man’s priorities truly boggle the mind!

This afternoon I left work 15 minutes earlier than I usually do, so I caught an earlier bus which got me home a half hour sooner than usual — and just in time for the mating dance. I dropped to one knee, whipped my camera out and started clicking.

He choses the hen he wants to dazzle, and the dance commences.

He waves his fan forward and back
while doing a hip shimmy hula dancers likely envy.
That’s why the photo is blurry,
the movement was too quick for my fastest shutter speed.

The hen appears to be losing interest.
He decides to step things up.

He danced and twirled like a ballerina,
revealing his lovelorn heart and other bits of anatomy.

The hen walked away without even one last glance over her shoulder.

Would you have left this?

(He dresses so much better than I!)



Me, looking through the mirror.
Please try not to notice my wind combed hair.

Project Looking Through originated with Mark,
who claims to have a Regular Life.


And last but not least,
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my Earth Day Photo,
click here!

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. What a fan! No, I can’t believe that hen walked away. He’s so cute! Maybe she was just playing hard to get, lol! Loved your photos and the narration here 🙂

  2. Aaargh! Good grief! Do we never get WARNING that a new one is starting? Sheeeeeeeesh! Off to find some GREEN stuff! Ohhhh… by the way… you knOw I LOOOOOOOOOVE these, right? WE have to see our peacocks through cages – just like the turkeys. Luz wasn’t even IMPRESSED with the peacocks — of course… they didn’t prance for us! The turkey was much more impressive!

  3. Carletta — the self-portrait was made during a moment of boredom, but it served a purpose!

    Maggie — except when they’re screaming.

    Crystal — the photos are only fair, but they tell the story.

    Kim — the day rearranging thing wasn’t intentional. The day just allowed me to leave work on time for a change.

    Carolyn — I’m a fan of the fan!

    Kat — I wish her luck in her endeavor.

    Melli — yes. We knew Anna was starting a new project Sunday evening. We knew this because we went to her blog asnd read about it ast the end of Project Yellow.

    Brig — that’s what I thought. I actually apologized to him when I took the last photo. I also assured him he was beautiful and thanked him for posing.

  4. that hen has no taste (or perhaps she knows more than we do about certain males) 🙂

  5. What a pretty dance to come home to every night. Poor guy. Sorry she snubbed him. Glad you got the photos. Nice self-portrait too.

  6. when i do the hula i am virtually indistinguishable from a peacock. except for the fact that it has feathers and i don’t.

  7. Jill — well, I kind of sympathize with the hen. I find it difficukt to get overly excited about a man that’s prettier than I.

    Polona — OC says you are the winner.

    Karen — that’s why I saved it for last!

    Dr. John — you may be on to something.

    Raven — I’ve been here for 8 months now and that was the first time I have seen the whole dance.

    Holly — so, you hula naked?

  8. Wow! What fabulous photos and gorgeous birds!

    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for commenting on my blog. I truly appreciate it.

  9. I hope next time he wins the lady’s heart and she doesn’t walk away, leaving him dejected and rejected. Hard hearted bird….after all he did to impress her.
    Beautiful pictures!

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  11. Kathryn — you’re welcome. Come back and visit again.

    SN — apparently so.

    Apron Queen — the green pails were okay. The dad buried in the sand was funnier.

    Anna — thanks!

    Tim — welcome and thank you.

    Lilli — welcome and thank you.

    James — thanks. I like to save the best for last.

    Jerry — — welcome and thank you.

    Cindy — she was hard-hearted!

    David — thank you for making this post your link of the day. What a lovely birthday gift, even if here at the end of the last time zomne in the states and practically the last tie zone in the world, my birthday doesn’t arrive for another 18 minutes.

    Lacey — — welcome and thank you.

  12. Maybe the hen wanted him to do this again, without the camera?
    You know, playing hard to get is sometimes more fun?

    Yhese pictures are amazing, I love them all!

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