Monday, September 5, 2011

Nature Does It Best

These two birds were easily the most glamorous things I saw last week at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY. There are entire halls dedicated to farm animals such as horses, cows, pigs, sheep, llamas and goats. My favorite was the bird hall with various chickens, pigeons, ducks and geese, and these two birds were my absolute favorites.

I love this stylish rooster. Look at those black and white stripes, look at that red comb!

With dots being so hot for fall, this is one on-trend fowl.

10 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I actually envisioned a couple of potential outfits from the bird inspiration...you are right...they are fabulous!

jill815 said...

Hi Pam, I'm so with you, I got inspired seeing these birds. The detailing on their feathers was amazing and all that black and white with touches of red has me rethinking my fall wardrobe...

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Ooooooooooo . . . And that it all goes with red is even better!

I hope all your events are so much fun this week! I can't wait to hear about them!

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Those birds ARE gorgeous! The first one is seriously beautiful, and I am not kidding.

See you tomorrow! Yay!

Terri said...

Ha, it is so true that it is hard to beat Nature for color and pattern inspiration. I have begged DH for years to have a bright yard rooster. He assures me that there is a local ordinance against it. :(

jill815 said...

Hi Catherine, I never think of myself as a red person, just little pops of it once in awhile, but I think the red comb on that rooster makes those black and white stripes sing!

I will be reporting back here with details and pictures of all the events this week.

jill815 said...

Hi Vahni, I'm so excited to meet you tonight! And I can't wait to attend my first IFB Conference tomorrow.

And that rooster was so gorgeous. He was for sale too, I heard someone say he was $20. What? Just 20 bucks? He was too beautiful to be sold for so little.

jill815 said...

Hi Terri! I want a chicken or rooster now. Can't you just see it, running around the living room of my Brooklyn brownstone apartment, amongst all the Legos and trains that litter the Oriental rug? It's too bad there is a local ordinance against you having a rooster in your yard. After seeing these birds I absolutely understand their appeal.

triskelos said...

I love this post!)) These birds are so beautiful <3 And they are rockin one of my favorite combos - black and white stripes with red)))
Thank you for these pictures)

http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

jill815 said...

Hi Marina, I want a chicken after seeing these beautiful birds! I actually knew someone who had a pet chicken, named Cluck-Cluck, who lived a long happy life, starting out in Arizona, and ending up in Queens, NY!