Burke gathers peacock quills and tail feathers to craft into pens, earrings, and displays - but mostly because they are beautiful.
A great joy of The Seguine, beyond the large scale grandeur of old growth trees and the impressive house, is the detail waiting to be savored in one of Burke's many imaginative garden vignettes.
Reddish leaves on the small tree (seen just behind the pot of geraniums) and the long shadows from a sun low on the horizon, betray that it is, indeed, Autumn.
Rusty lets the sun warm his fur. The peacock figurine is one of many that punctuate The Seguine, indoors and out. Hanging out on the verandahs with George Burke and guests is one of Rusty's specialties
Peacocks luxuriate in the sun. Their Spring-time mating rituals a distant memory, they seem almost intoxicated.