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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. And UP! The peacock is UP… and you were UNDER him…. sounds like a dangerous situation to me! I’m just SAYin’! 😉

  2. After tomorrow you should have posted “for Wordless Wednesday” lol but you can still do it ! The peacock has wonderful colors !

  3. Oh I really like the second one a lot. The color on the face looks great. I can’t believe we’re almost done with this!

  4. Jiente — he does live in “our” garden — the garden called Makaha Valley. He is neither domestic or tame, but lives somewhere inbetween friendly handouts and nature’s bounty.

    Brian — naughty! It was wasted though because OC only reads my blog when it is about him.

    Melli — note my angle. I was quite safe. Mostly.

    Karen — many, many peacocks inhabit Makaha Valley. I know there are at least four full grown males because all saw all of them together on the main lawn (near the pool and the mail kiosk) one morning.

    Baba — so nice of you to pause and leave a personal message.

    Gattina — my W photo will be a shot of a very prosaic item.

    Jill — right now it is buried under gray skies and pouring rain.

    Mar — you deserved it!

    Juliana — 😡

    Brig — since he flew up there in an attempt to escape me and my stalking camera, I wasn’t too worried. He wanted nothing to do with me.

    Dr. John — thank you! And happy birthday, again.

    Reba — you are such a polite dog!

    Alice — I literally took hundreds just to get a few good ones.

    Jules — yes. The peacocks live on the grounds of two condo complexes, the golf course, and the resort here at the top of Makaha Valley.

    Robert — that vivid peacock blue seems to jump right off the screen, doesn’t it? I am both excited and sad about being finished. I need some breathing space, but I’m afraid my friends will all wander off and find better thingsd to do then visit me.

    Carletta — I was further away then zoom would lead you to believe. Honest.

  5. Hmmm, this is weird. I clicked on the Violin pictures to leave a comment but all of these comments seem to be about the peacock pictures. At any rate, nice capture for V as well.

  6. Andrew — thank you.

    Robert — you left a comment here a few days ago. You do remember that the comment button is BENEATH the title of the post, yes?

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