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The Watchful Peahen
Published on Monday, November 11, 2013 by

My thoracic epidural steroid injection was a little more than two hours away.  I had twenty minutes to kill before I was expected to drink 16 ounces of Gatorade and partake in some physician prescribed happy pills.

Coincidentally, I was a few yards away from the entrance to an abandoned farm house and barn I had yet to explore.  The one time I had tried to explore it before found me covered in hundreds of seed ticks, ending my adventure abruptly.

I had my camera and I had my bug spray.  Time for a little urban explore.

Sneaking under some trees and through some brush, my decaying destination was in sight.  It was then that I heard a rustle, a moment of quiet and the sound of rustling again.  I slowly turned to find a beautiful peahen eyeing me with a curious gaze.

This beautiful white peahen followed me as I wandered the grounds, keeping just enough distance to make her feel safe.  I found out later she is fed by those who work nearby, which explained the dog bowl I found in the brush.  Said a long time Chesapeake local, “She has been on that farm for as long as I can remember.”

I like to think of her as the farmhouse protector, keeping all safe who walk her grounds.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of the property, followed by a video of my entire slideshow.

peahen bowl

female peacock

peahen

urban exploring farmhouse

old blue farmhouse

abandoned mattress

old child's toy
red white and blue beer

old farmhouse

antique metal

antique latch

animal skull

antique light fixture

deserted barn

wood and barbed wire

antique door

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