Mayfield Park : Home of Peacocks and Happy Trails

oh austin...how i love you so...

mayfield park - one of the hidden treasures of austin, texas. nestled right down the street from Laguna Gloria, this nature preserve is home to nature trails and about 20 or so peacocks. yes, peacocks. the original kind with their pretty blue and greens, as well as the lesser known albino peacock, which is just as stunning dressed in it's neutral colors. if you don't see them walking around the grounds, look up. they love those tall tree branches. for some reason, i was shocked to learn that they could actually get up in the trees...which goes to show how much i know about our feathery friends. the grounds are beautiful, with publicly maintained gardens scattered amongst the historical buildings and ponds. it's a little slice of heaven for the photogs of the world...and a beautiful setting for weddings and portraits. i was there this past sunday taking some pictures for our good friends shannon and travis and their PRECIOUS daughter iris, who i would categorize as one of the top 10 happiest babies in the world [pics to be posted soon!].