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.