Georgie and I were walking back from the mailbox, when a large bird darts across our yard. It veered onto our driveway, and began walking toward our home.
I watched the thing keep a safe distance ahead and noticed the umbrella of blue feathers on its head and its stunning blue foliage on its neck. It was reminiscent of creatures I've seen at the zoo.
"Is it....? It couldn't be..."
My family must have thought I lost my mind when I burst in through the door, saying, "look up 'female peacock' on Google images!" My husband pulled up pictures and I said, "that's the one! We have a female peacock in our yard!"