Don’t you just love those unexpected moments in life when something, well, totally unexpected happens? This morning was one of those moments. Having just watched a buzzard swooping and gliding through the sky and loving the new experience, a loud hooting was heard coming from the garden so off I dashed camera in hand.
I was in for a complete surprise when I saw this rather majestic lad standing proudly on our garden wall. I was even more surprised at the thought that peacocks roamed wild in the Peaks, but of course they don’t and I was soon put right on that train of thought but excited none the less at the unexpected photo session standing before me.
Maybe one of my four children had sent it for a quirky Mothers day surprise, but no, later we were to find out that it belonged to a local farmer who was quite shocked that it had made its way to us. I assured him however that it was more than welcome to visit again.
Of course, I was hoping that we might get a glimpse of that beautiful tail, but I think a female would have been needed as it is usually for her benefit that he shows off his full glory.
It was just one of those special little moments in life that brings a bit of unexpected excitement and joy into the day ahead and of course I was a little sad when the time came to say goodbye.
Do come again!
Love Alison x