Of the many fauna-related misconceptions that exist to this very day (elephants being scared of mice, ostriches burying their heads in the sand, etc.) one of the few that doesn't get talked about much is the supposed pride exhibited by peacocks. Granted, I'm no ornithologist (or member of the Audubon Society, for that matter,) but something tells me that peacocks don't even have the wherewithal to know what pride is, let alone indulge in it.
I mean, okay; I'll admit they have a funny-looking walk that resembles a human strut, and there's no arguing that the plumage of the males is anything short of ostentatious, but come on. THEY'RE BIRDS. They wouldn't know pride if you smacked them upside the head with it. So why do we keep insisting on trotting out that hoary old saying of someone being "as proud as a peacock"?
Yes, I do occasionally rant about stupid stuff that doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things; why do you ask?
Anywho, since it's been a while since I posted something that is liable to make PETA quiver with indignation, here's a post about peacock hats.
Wonder Twin powers, activate! Take form of peacock/butterfly hat!
I have to admit, I like the creativity of this one. Who knew you could fashion a rosette out of a peacock feather? Did you? I didn't.
Of course, for those of us who like to play it just a wee bit more on the subtle side, there's nothing quite like a black hat with a strategically-placed peacock feather.
Just in case you were wondering, peacock hats don't necessarily have to come in that iridescent-blue kaleidescope of colors; you can find them in all sorts of colors, just as this creamy pink fascinator.
If that last one is my Exhibit A, consider this bold red mamma-jamma Exhibit B.
...Well, if you're going to have a fancy-pants peacock-feather hat, you might as well go the whole nine and get one with a veil, wouldn't you agree?
I just like the swoopiness of this one. It kinda reminds me of a nautilus shell, but, y'know, with feathers and stuff.
And that's it for this week from HH! See you next week!