Friday, January 20, 2012

Big cocks and other birds at the Arboretum


While the glamour boys copped some rays


The young guns spread their pin feathers. "Hey baby, come back to my place? I've got a wine cooler with your name on it."


"Please baby, please baby, please baby."


"Are you a model? You look like a model. A super model. I've got the keys to my brother's car and my parents are out of town."







It was a beautiful day, but I don't think our little cock got lucky.

49 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love that place... another is Descano Gardens.... Peacocks have a coolness that doesn't compare.. Its all their own... Their walk is their attitude, just like the attitude of Bogart, Garbo- that kind...class, man.

Mister Earl said...

Shameful!

Wayne said...

The oldest trick in the book. Increase traffic by inserting the most popular search words into blog titles.

Let me know how it works out Karin.

If only the Arboretum had a booby. or two.

Janet said...

Made me laugh. I remember those days quite fondly now. I recall the guys I knew being a little more subtle, though.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Arboretum looks a beautiful place and the peacocks and ducks are gorgeous and colorful.

The "romantic approach" make me smile.

Anonymous said...

Ahahahahahaha.

TheChieftess said...

Hahaha!!! Thanks for the morning guffaw to get me going today Hiker!!!

Years and years ago, when I was at the LA zoo, I got dive-bombed by a peacock!!! I was in one of the eating areas and the peacocks were as prolific as seagulls on a dock!!! Fortunately I ducked at just the right time!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

she to he

"you have such a pretty face, if only you could grow some decent tail feathers"

Bellis said...

The women had eyes only for alpha male with the big tail. But top marks to little Randy for effort.

That's a wonderful photo of the heron, you should show that off to the Audubon folks.

Good grief, wv is piddums. A ruder version of diddums?

altadenahiker said...
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altadenahiker said...

Wayne, not much new traffic, just a couple of Canadians.

But shameless is right. Never have I witnessed such an overt, poignant, but ineffective seduction. (Well wait, never? Seldom, that's the word I'm looking for.)

Anon2 said...

“Let the women be silence in church.” -John Wayne.

What’s your age girl?

Banjo52 said...

Bird porn! Leave it to a Californian.

Katie said...

Great photos of big, um, birds. And now I want a wine cooler. Ah Bartles & Jaymes, where are you now. Maybe they're giving tours at the Arboretum.

alex said...

the most Freudian blog post i've oogled at in awhile.

also, peacocks suck co...uh, won't go there. they are beautiful until they open their beaks though.

Paula said...

Be glad there weren't any guinea fowl, they're certifiable.

Ms M said...

Great post! Love your photos -- and your sly sense of humor... ;-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Poor little desperate peacock. Like an acne-boy trying to get a cheerleader, with the football star standing by on the nearest bench.

Mister Earl said...

I suspect fowl play.

WV: dictiot (A being that thinks with its unit.)

altadenahiker said...

Then there was the little peacock who had just a few scattered long feathers. Looked like a kid showing off his first bit of facial hair. The girls couldn't get away from him fast enough.

Desiree said...

O la la!

Anon2 said...

... or a dissimilar planet .. or timing.

bandit said...

Earl! You're killin' me!

Kaori said...

Ah well...no shame in trying!

The Cape Club said...

You got a great sense of humor and a good way with words.. keep the blog flowing 'Kiker'... I enjoyed reading this post..

Susan Campisi said...

You gotta give the little guy credit for the effort.

Mr. Earl, that is hilarious.

Pat Tillett said...

Well, he does look a little flamboyant....
Nice pics!

Virginia said...

You had me at big cock.
V

Mister Earl said...

Oh Virginia, if I only had a dollar for every time I've heard that!

Trish said...

rotfl Earl!

and Karin, you're just, on a roll!

We've been chased by the peahens at the Arboretum. Annoying little turds!


Recently, a octogenarian mother of a friend of ours died. We hadn't previously been to mom's house, but went to the shiva one evening. In Mom's den, were cocks of all kinds. Statues, photos, paintings and posters. We had no idea Mom had been so cock happy!

wv: nonshlant--Mom was not so non-shlant about her cock obsession!

altadenahiker said...

Oh my goodness, this post seems to have lost all sense of decorum.

TheChieftess said...

Ohhh you provocateur, you! Hiker!!!

LGreenWriter said...

From Pasadena to Altadena...this is hilarious!

BaysideLife said...

This whole post has me chuckling. Everyone is so clever and witty.

Petrea I've got the image of little acne-boy, pretty cheerleader and handsome footballer stuck in my brain. Still laughing.

WV: seezvrds. You certainly did Karen!

Marjie said...

I think it takes practice. Even when you have the keys to your brother's car. Unless it's a Mustang or Firebird. (Does my age show yet?)

Banjo52 said...

Somebody give Earl a pill or some peanut butter or something.

TheChieftess said...

Perhaps a cold shower???

altadenahiker said...

Peanut butter? Peanut butter? No, I won't ask; in this case, I prefer to preserve my childlike innocence.

Trish said...

peanut butter? wait, no, even *I* don't want to know! innocence my...well, anyway Karin...

Marjie---you forgot Camaro, and sometimes it wasn't your brother's car! ;-O And no, no proof of age here!

Carolynn said...

Don't fall for the pretty boys.

Mister Earl said...

PEANUT BUTTER

TheChieftess said...

Only you Mr Earl!!!

Trish said...

Mr Earl...riiiiight! Coupla girls in that video are enough for a cold shower!

wv: unmenness...I can't make this stuff up!

Margaret said...

I'm glad you you knew to walk away. That boy sounds like trouble.

Virginia said...

I"m home from Paris two days and this blog hits the skids. Tell Earl to hush is mouth!
V

Trish said...

V---if Mr Earl didn't open his mouth, we wouldn't have as much fuuuun!

wv: gaysluv...I'm...uhm...wondering how wv knows that gaysluv AH's blog?

Ysabelle said...

wow, Those peacock was really cool! and your place was very interesting to visit!



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Jude said...

I love this blog! so close to nature.

altadenahiker said...

Hey, Jude.