Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beauty or the beast

Yes, another one found its way home, as beasties should never live singly.

Why I find these ugly birds appealing I have no idea. But everywhere I go now, I seem to see them in some form or another.  Hopefully this may get it out of my system and they can live their life out amongst the flowers in some bed hidden in the garden.

The line between beauty and ugly can be a fine one sometimes.  Perhaps its more the charicature aspect of these silly things that tips the balance. Beauty tends to be a certain placement of features that when seen triggers some internal primal emotion likely related to survival of the species.

So where does the line slide over into appealing?  Or is that related to some instinct to nurture a weakling that only humans have?  In the animal world, the weaker are dispatched pretty rapidly. Or is it simply human nature to like the quirky?


Jennifer Rose said...

not everyone likes quirky, so i don't think its human nature for that. and not everyone will nurture the weak sadly :/ beauty is in the eye of the beholder is so true, which i do think has to do with the nature of how a person was raised

i like the chickens but hubby might not, but i was raised in an odd environment, full of odd things :)

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Hide those babies in a corner garden. :-)

"JeanneG" said...

No don't hide them. Show them proudly. How can you not buy them all?

RHCarpenter said...

They are goofy and quirky and since I can't grow anything, perhaps I should buy them all and put them where flowers would grow?

Jennifer said...

A bird with a very similar face turned up in a garden centre in southern England yesterday - it was a strange moment!