Be real, not perfect!

April 22, 2015

Rusty Peacock

You were born to be real,
Not to be perfect.

My poor weather-beaten peacock who stands guard of our pool out in the garden is a prime example that imperfection can still be beautiful and that being real is far more important than being perfect!

See you next on Instagram from Tassie!!

Ciao for now,


[ This post is linked up with My Little Drummer Boys for #WordlessWednesday ]

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  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young April 22, 2015 at 8:26 am

    We have an elephant ornament like this and he’s been knocked over so many times by the cats he’s a bit dinted and he’s rusting where the dints are πŸ™

    • Reply Min April 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      I’d love to see your elephant ornament!

  • Reply Raychael aka Mystery Case April 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Great photo and lovely outlook on life.

    • Reply Min April 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks Raychael! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy April 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Gorgeous photo and gorgeous words x

    • Reply Min April 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you Amy! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Miss Cinders April 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I am totally loving garden ornaments right now, no idea why because I don’t have a garden! But I find myself window shopping at my local nursery quite a bit lately… maybe it’s a sign it’s time I started a garden?

    • Reply Min April 22, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      I’m totally loving them too. I’ve seen some really lovely ones lately. I think my peacock should have lived under our roofed pergola but looked so pretty out there amongst the palm trees by the pool! If you’re window shopping at the local nursery, YES – start yourself a garden! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply PatrickC April 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Your peacock shows his age with his patina. His appearance gives comfort because he has withstood the weather and is a symbol of stability. He is a memory keeper. I bet you remember when he arrived at your home, the discussion around where he would live and he has born witness to all sorts of events and goings on in your garden.

    You have captured him well.

    • Reply Min April 22, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      I had to Google patina Patrick! Yes – the patina sure does give away his age! I bought him from a market up in the mountains somewhere (can’t remember where exactly). He was shiny, colourful and pretty and I just adored him. I probably should have located him under the pergola roof to protect from the elements but he looked so regal and perfect out amongst the palm trees by the pool. I love your thoughts that he is a memory keeper – that’s a lovely thought! He sure has been witness to lots of events over the years! πŸ™‚

      • Reply PatrickC April 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        I think that you have placed him perfectly.

        Have a wonderful and safe trip to Tasmania. I’ve been watching the weather reports I think you will be just right.

        By the way, I’ve created a Word press account of my own now and am going to start writing about different things of interest. I’ve been thinking about ANZAC day and how its becoming commercialised and what that means to me so I hope to have something posted by Saturday.

        I will be writing under the moniker of The Renaissance Man. Don’t look at it until your return but I’d be rapt if you offered your thoughts later.

        Bon Voyage

        • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:45 am

          Thank you Patrick! I absolutely loved Tassie! We were very lucky with the weather – it was just turning nasty when we left! How exciting that you’ve created and started your own blog. I will definitely be checking that out very soon! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alicia April 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I like your peacock. Great piece of garden art.

    • Reply Alicia April 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Oh and can’t wait to see your Tassie pics πŸ™‚

      • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

        Thank you – just posted my first lot πŸ™‚

    • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Alicia! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sonia Life Love Hiccups April 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Awesome words to live by hun xx

    • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Thanks Sonia πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Rita@TheCraftyExpat April 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I can’t agree more with you Min. Great photo!

    • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Merci beaucoup Rita! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life May 6, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I often remind myself of this quote to be real and not perfect, especially when trying to capture perfect photos of my kids. Looking back the best photos are the real ones and not the staged, more perfect looking ones!

    • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:51 am

      I love unstaged photo’s – capturing real life moments! πŸ™‚

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