Thursday, July 16, 2009

Open Space Friday #7

It's been quite a week, but Friday is finally here. I don't know how many other LIncoln Parkers have seen the female peacock strutting around our streets for the last month or so. She is mostly on Columbia as far as I can tell, but I did see her on Lincoln last SAturday afternoon (before all heck broke lose over on Garey). I haven't seen her since.

NOt only does the peacock look beautiful, but she gives me a good reason to once again make an Open Space Friday post. These were a series of posts dedicated to the late Ted Pugh, known as the Pomona Poet. Ted was supposedly a regular visitor to The Garden back when he was alive, and I imagine he would have been quite pleased that the walnut tree survived.



meg said...

You'll be amused to know that the neighbors have named the peahen "Kevin," despite her obvious (to me) her-ness.

Robin said...

I read all your posts today about Ted Pugh. Is there a photo available of the man? I think I may have met him once, and he told me about how he planted the Australian section of the Arboretum. Maybe I met him at the farmer's market on Garey and Pearl about 20 something years ago when I was selling my Pomona grown trees and organic produce there.

I definitely commiserate with Ted's feelings about concrete and freeways. I sorely miss the agriculture that once filled the valley. Wish I could have had more conversations with him.

Sad about the peacock. A similar fate met my neighbor's macaw. boo

Anonymous said...

I see the peahen on Jefferson at the repo house two doors down all the time. I think she is so cool! I put out a bucket of water for her.
I have also heard that there is a male on Columbia but I have not seen him. I was told that females wander and males sort of sit around.
I am still talking peacocks not humans.

Anonymous said...

I've had several people tell me there is a male but haven't seen it yet. I have seen the female with her baby on palomares and Roosevelt looking very proud.