NYC Peacocks and Blossoms
It’s cold and grey today, cold enough that I wished I had brought gloves on my morning dog walk. So to warm us all up, here are recent photos from a walk through the grounds of Saint John the Divine in Morningside Heights. As you look, you must try to imagine the continual sound of Saint John’s three peacock boys, screeching like trumpeting elephants and honking like city buses.
So many colors in the gardens:
and white again
Ah, here is the wall that surrounds the secret garden, the Biblical garden where plants grow that are named in the Bible.
Let’s take a closer look.
Why not go inside?
Let’s have a seat. The birds don’t mind us.
Okay, enough sitting. Time to look for the other peacocks. Ah, here’s one now.
A little higher with the tail, please.
And … we’re done.
Sparrows and pigeons share the peacocks’ food, put out in a cookie tin near their house.
“Wait a minute, I want some of that.”
On our way to Morningside Avenue, we spot the third peacock, perching and watching. (Blurry, thanks to the dog pulling at the leash.)
Until next time…
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