Monday, April 14, 2008

"Of Ladies and Gentlemen"

Part Two: And Now, THE LADIES

Well, here are the "ladies" I mentioned on my post of April 11th. I've always thought it was interesting how, in the animal and especially the bird world, the "menfolk" are often the ones who have all the color and majesty, while the females are rather drab by comparison. Think of male and female lions or deer and elk, for example, or male and female goldfinches, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds, pheasants, and, of course, peacocks! Then, think of humans--it is mostly the women who are "painted" and decorated. We are the ones who put color on our faces and nails, wear fancy earrings, put pretty decorations in our hair, and dress up for our men. Funny.

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