Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Lawrence of Arabia
No week-long look at Bedouins would be complete without a picture of T.E. Lawrence, AKA, Lawrence of Arabia. In the above photo, Lawrence is shown shaking hands with Amir Abdullah. The picture was taken at Abdullah's camp in the desert near Ahman Jordan in 1921. I am disappointed that Lawrence wore his normal clothes, instead of his Arabian outfit. It is a good picture of him, though.
DOMESTIC UPDATE: OK, to all you Nay-Sayers out there I say HA! Mrs. PJM loved the peacocks. It turned out to be a brilliant move on my part to have gotten her this flock of peacocks. When she came home and went out on the screened in porch, all the little babies were hiding under the mother. She looked over and saw the mother peacock, and her response was, "What is That!?!" Then when all the little babies heard her voice, they popped their little heads out from under the Mama's feathers. Four little heads just all appeared at the same time. It was love at first sight. Mrs PJM squealed with excitement, seeing that she had a little basket of baby peacocks.
Yep, I think the only question left is whether I should ask for a red tractor, or a blue tractor next birthday. I can tell you that Mrs. PJM loves babies of all types, and from this experience I can see that she loves baby peacocks most of all. I am all but assured that a little tractor is in my future.