After 7 years of working 12 minutes from Oak Mountain State Park, I decided last week to take my camera and go exploring over there on my lunch hour. (this was not my first time to go to the park, just the first time I thought of going during lunch)
My first stop was at the Petting/Exhibit Farm.
The only prior experience I had at this farm involved my kindergarten son, a baby pig and me with a big stinky wet spot on my shirt. So, I kept my distance from the larger animals and spent many minutes stalking Mr. Peacock.
Aren't his feathers the most heavenly color of blue?
After 10 minutes of following him around, I was surprised to see he has a Mrs.
She was proud to pose atop the fence and let me shoot away.
I think she knows this is her most photogenic side.
I drove on up the road and took more pictures which I'll save for another day. I don't know why this is the first time I've done this....but I'm sure I'll go back once the leaves begin to change.