From Where You Are
No matter how far you’ve fallen behind, you can choose at any point to start moving forward. Even though nothing else may be going your way, you can decide to get your thoughts and actions going your way.
Success is a function of your direction and persistence, not your starting point. When you’re ready to start making a positive difference in your own life and in the lives of others, any starting point will do just fine.
You are where you are, so accept and embrace the situation. Then find some valuable and useful aspect of it that you can utilize to get yourself going.
From where you are, you can move in any direction you choose. From where you are, you can eventually reach any destination you are committed to reaching.
It will happen not because of where you’ve already been or what others have told you. It will happen when you decide to make it happen.
Now is when you can make that decision, and take control of your future. From where you are, with your passion to make it happen, anything is possible.
— Ralph Marston
It’s perfectly acceptable to have a man-crush on New Zealand All Blacks player Sonny Bill Williams.
INDIA PEAFOWL or BLUE PEAFOWL
Peafowl are found mainly on the ground in open forest or cultivation where they forage for berries, grains but will also prey on snakes, lizards, and small rodents. Their loud calls make them easy to detect, and in forest areas, often indicate the presence of a predator such as a tiger. They forage on the ground, moving in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying. They will fly up into tall trees to roost, however. [Two juvenile males came to roost recently outside our bedroom window in Los Angeles - truly magnificient birds-I wish I’d been able to get a photo of them, this one is exceptional.]
The Indian Peafowl was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, Systema Naturae, and it still bears its original name of Pavo cristatus
Proud as a Peacock
The earliest usage of the word in written English is from around 1300. The current spelling was established in the late 17th century. Chaucer (1343–1400) used the word to refer to a proud and ostentatious person in his simile “proud a pekok” in Troilus and Criseyde.
The only other two species:
Other cool birds:
The Peafowl. A Male Peapowl is called a Peacock and a female is called a Peahen. Photo credit.
at the edge of the unrabbited woods.