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Reflect This #3 & Ruby Tuesday

Reflect This:

Peacock Feather
Peacock Feather

This is a half of a peacock feather. Mating season is over — in fact the new chicks are half grown! — and the male peacocks are dropping their feathers. Indeed, they’re looking more than a little motley right now and they seem to know it. Their heads aren’t as high as usual and their call isn’t half as loud as it can be.

Now, if you are saying to yourself, “That doesn’t look like a half of peacock feather. I can see both sides!” first, stop talking to yourself, then — second — look again. That is half a peacock feather tucked into the frame of the mirror. All you see here but that one-half of feather is the reflection in the mirror (including the other half of the feather).

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Our Ruby Tuesday host is Mary, the Teach.

On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED. Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little bit of RED.

Lanai Tomatoes
Lanai Tomatoes

These little babies were growing on my lanai. I picked them, washed them and we very much enjoyed them in our salad. These are the second set of tomatoes we picked from this plant, the third set is just starting to blush — and the plant is blooming again! I loves me some home grown tomatoes!

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. Whoof!! I feels sorry fur you cuz you gots no comments, so I’m giving you one. Bark! I like yur tomatoes. I eats tomatoes if Mom opens ’em fur me to see how tasty they iz. Bark. I likes yur reflection too. I doesn’t got a reflection on my dog blog, but I does got a Reba Tuesday. Arf, arf, arf.

  2. Silly dog & I stayed up late so we could be the first to tell you we have our posts up. Mine includes Reflections along with Ruby Tuesday.

  3. Oh, forgot to tell you… I love both your photos here. The tomatoes make me hungry, and the photo with the feather reminds me… I’m tired and need to go to bed. haha.

  4. Your feather shot is, well, different! I looked at it for a bit; it was unusual. Wish my tomatoes were that red. They’ve been slow to ripen this year.

  5. Wooohooo!!!
    I had no idea you did this reflections challenge!!! Count me in, count me in please!!
    I posted my Ruby Tuesday, and three out of four are reflections!! How’s that, I must have read your mind!!
    I love the ones you posted this weekend too!

  6. Can’t eat tomatoes. Yuck.

    Tropical Storm Fay is still to the south of us but is producing numerous tornado warnings and heavy rain in South Florida. Still updating my post daily.

  7. That is an interesting shot. Cool how it works for ruby Tuesday and for reflect this. Monday I ended up shooting almost a whole weeks worth of reflections and I also have a zillion reflection shots in my old photo files. Thanks for this fun challenge to get me looking.

  8. I’m almost blind from trying to see that reflection! I knew what it was… but that’s a tight one! WOW!

    Mmmmm…. yummy tomatoes! I’ve had to buy MY homegrown maters! (it just works better for me that way…)

    I’m off to reflect on JCPenney’s and Gap soon! (Ah! Maybe I’ll find tomorrow’s reflection at the mall!) Have a great day dear!

  9. Fried green maters… Yum. Red ones are great to eat , however, I like the smell better than the taste. I even bought some tomato scented hand lotion once… 🙂

  10. I love that feather !! I am looking at mirrors differently now, no wonder why 🙂
    Love the tomatoes too, wish I had some in my garden…

  11. I knew it was a peacock feather but I did have to look closely a couple of times to see what you were saying!

    Ah, tomatoes! I took shots too (go figure) but used my little red crab today.

  12. so, half a peacock feather plus half a peacock feather makes not one peacock feather? i’ll rather have the tomatoes, thank you very much 🙂

  13. Way cool reflection picture. I can’t find mr. linky to sign up again.

    Totally forgot about the Tuesday thing. Not feeling well today.

  14. You are so clever. I can not believe the pictures you come up with.I had only one reflection in the file that I could find but I’m reflecting on it.

  15. So these are the tomatoes I’ve been hearing about. They look very yummy, and I’m not that fond of tomatoes!

  16. Peacocks are so beautiful ! I have often considered keeping peacocks, but alas, my brother-in-law next door cannot bear the noise and he does own fire arms and use them against annoying ( to him ) animals. My sheep and roosters are noisy enough for him…..

    I am new to your blog ( via ‘It’s the Dirt) and I see you love dragons ! Have you read Job’s description of the dragon ? I have no doubt dragons once roamed the earth and until the middle ages there were accounts of dragons …..all of which i find fascinating.

    Thanks and by the way, wish my sun room tomatoes were as fruitful as your lanai tomatoes ! KathyB.

  17. Well, I’ve now managed to visit every blog listed above. I have seen some really great photos of reflections, very impressive!! Sadly, not all the blogs had Reflections posts, a frustrating waste of time. The majority of them do though, and I very much enjoyed visiting.

  18. What an interesting photo! I had to look at a few times to catch what you meant about seeing the whole vs half the feather.

  19. Reba — no need to feel sorry for me for having no comments. You came by within seconds of me putting the post up!

    Alice — silly lady! Go to bed!

    Leora — is it the bed that offended you? As to the tomato, Hawaii’s growing season is a bit longer than the mainland’s. 🙂

    Jientje — you’re counted.

    Brian — I don’t visit you from obligation and I’d like a little more free-time in my blogging day so I can do a bit more writing. I know you know what that’s like.

    Carver — you’re welcome — oh, and thank you.

    Melli — I wondered if it was too tight, but I wasn’t willing to bend the feather or a more obvious reflection.

    Judi — I love tomatoes and have been known to eat them like apples.

    Maria — those tomatoes are so yummy.

    Dragonstar — thank you.

    Gattina — hmmm, someone might get the idea you’re a cat-lady.

    Mar — I’m tickled that you like my feather.

    Carletta — we should have switched. I’m feeling crabby.

    Polona — not when one half is virtual. And keep your sneaky little fingers of my tomatoes!

    Amber — I forgot Mr. Linky. Sorry.

    Dr. John — clever? That’s how I describe everyone BUT me.

    Shelly — yes, please. I take mine with cream.

    Brig — they are delish!

    Mary — thank you.

    Dianne — thank you.

    Raven — thank you.

    Tommy — thank you.

    Kila — thank you.

    Andrew — lol! Half the day had gone by before I reflected on my writing in connection with the whole photo, and then I marveled that no one had razzed me about it. Thanks, I feel better now.

    Kathy — yep, I’ve read Job. And I’ve never had a tomato plant quite like this one. It is amazing. I think it is grateful. I bought it, half-dead., from the bargain table for a dollar. Two days after I brought it home and watered it it started growing buds.

    Alice — many of them were Ruby Tuesday blogs, I’m sure.

    Minkydo — I wondered how easy it would be for people to separate the two, not having seen the feather on it’s own.

    Bobbie — thank you.

  20. i beg your pardon but my fingers are not little at all. alas, they can certainly not reach around half the globe so your tomatoes are safe from me.

  21. I planted six tomato plants and got five little scrawny tomatoes. That is less than one tomato a plant. Pathetic, huh?

    Well today as I was going down the road, a truck was selling tomatoes off the tailgate….I bought three pounds, came home and ate three of them right then and there. They were the best darn tomatoes I have had all summer. Going back tomorrow and buying another five pounds if he is still there.

    You got more tomatoes off your one plant than I got off of six plants. haha…..

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