No matter where we went, peacocks were nearby. The two on the rooftop are definitely watching us, perhaps spelling the resting Rusty, while the sitting one pretends he is just lingering at the "People Area" near the horse paddock. Perhaps he is watching the horse with the beach ball, along with keeping an eye on us.
The rain made it a good evening to visit indoors. George Burke showed us this poster. Bess Seguine was known for her gymkhanas, or horse shows, to benefit the local hospital.
First image: A view from the Joseph H. Seguine House. The large tree on the left was probably planted by Seguine on the advice of Frederick Law Olmsted. A brown horse enjoys the meadow. The small tree on the right is the last remaining from Seguine's orchard. Beyond the water of Prince's Bay sparkles.
Second Image: View continued. Two palominos enjoy the meadow.
This view from the upper verandah shows the grand scale of The Seguine House and the marvelous old trees which surround it. In the mid-foreground is one of the amusing vignettes that punctuate the gardens.
Two garden vignettes: decorative urns, architectural fragments, stones, a stone wall and brick steps, and their plantings.