BOTD: Peacocks

Granny Shot It has a daily photo challenge, Bird of the Day (BOTD). I am contributing with photos of a very bold peacock and his companions at the Brookfield Zoo. This guy kept walking toward me as I was snapping his photo with my cellphone! He appeared to have no fear of humans whatsoever – he is probably used to zoo patrons throwing him crumbs.
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I saw another peacock when we first arrived. His leg is banded so zoo researchers can track his movements.
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Peacocks and peahens pecking for food in the grass
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It’s Almost Here!

Granny Shot It’s 11-Day Halloween decorations photo challenge is coming to a close! My contribution today is from our community’s Great Pumpkin Contest! There were 14 entries and below each was a little bag where residents could place their votes for the one they thought was best. It was a very hard decision and several deserve to win! Anyway, everyone who participated worked hard on their creation, got inspired, and had fun – which is the whole point of Halloween, isn’t it?!
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October Square: the Round White Barn

At the senior community where I now live, there is a round white barn, which is all that is left of the farm that originally occupied this campus – until the mid 1980s, there was a farm in the middle of Arlington Heights! Today for Becky’s October Square: lines & squares, I feature the door (with “X”s and is approximately square-shaped) and one side of its curved wall, with lateral lines marking each piece of wood used to build it.
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Here’s a photo I took two months ago of the barn from a distance (and there are more lines – from the crosswalks! 🙂 .
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