Σάββατο, 30 Αυγούστου 2014

Some things are more precious because they don't last long.


Hello and welcome. 
August is leaving us and as always 
September will come to take it's place to our lives. 
And even though i cannot wait for autumn 
and winter to come, i have to say this. 
This summer was a m a z i n g!



Peacocks (peahen) are my favourite. 
Their beauty, breathtaking. 
Their tail feathers a gorgeous gift to an already 
marvellous creature, from gods. My very first peacock necklace 
came to my possession this winter. 
In my future big garden i will definitely own a real one ^-^


Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird 
in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for 
the male's extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, 
which it displays as part of courtship. 
The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring peachicks.


The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny 
colour with darker brown patches or light tan and ivory, 
also referred to as "dirty white". The term also includes the Congo peafowl, 
which is placed in a separate genus Afropavo. 


White peacocks are not albinos; they have a genetic mutation 
that is known as leucism, which causes the lack of pigments in the plumage. 
Albino mammals and birds have a complete lack of colour 
and red or pink eyes while White peafowl have blue eyes. 
The white colour appears in other domestically bred peafowl but in different quantities.


I spent my summer vacations with Oscar Wilde. 

The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of these books i go back often, 
so i decided to take it with me. This particular edition (below picture) 
was from a second-handed bookstore and it cost me only 0.50 cents. 
But to be honest it was never my favourite. 


I was waiting for a hardcover edition of the book, 
for my book collection. And oh dear, lucky me, i got back to my city 
just to find this beauty in a bookstore for only 5 euros.


 A great collection of three of his writings ; 
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), 
The Importance of Being Earnes 
and De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") 
in one lovely hardcover book, came finally to me.


Movie recommendation for today's post.

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  1. Nice atmoshperic makeup!!! :) I love peacocks, especially the white ones (it has something to do with the Malfoys but I forgot the connection:D), they are so graceful!
    Oscar Wilde is one of my most favourite writers, I love his plays so much, and also they are incredibly funny and easy to read :)

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  2. "I spend my summer vacations with Oscar Wilde": τυχερός ο μακαρίτης;-)
    Τα λευκά παγώνια είναι πραγματικά πανέμορφα.

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    1. Όπα και το γραμματικό μου λάθος.. Μωρέ δεν τον είδα και πολύ ένθερμο.. εγώ ότι μπορούσα έκανα! :Ρ

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  3. Thanks for interesting info about peacocks. My best friend had three peacocks at her farm but they got sick and died one by one. Very beautiful creatures but the male screams is awful.

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  4. Ah, the Moon is so beautiful! That is a gorgeous necklace. Thank you most kindly for your information; I always enjoy learning. I love The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Ernest! Oscar Wilde is brilliant.

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    1. I'm one of those people who is falling in love with that view every single time ^-^ Thank you so much for your comment, glad you enjoy it!!

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