While in Coimbatore, on Independence Day, after a tiring and fun day at a Theme Park, when we were back and sort of resting we heard my mom shout from below (our house is in the first floor) calling all of our names. She was like ‘go to the terrace! go to the terrace!’ One would think that by the way she shouted it was something bad. But that is how we (my mom and myself) speak when we get excited. And before I could run up, thankfully she also shouted , ‘there are peacocks visiting the neighbors’. That got me grabbing my camera which was anyways lying around in the table. But I really felt bad that I didn’t have my zoom lens at that time. These peahens (on a slightly closer look) had flown over to the terrace of the house just opposite to ours (when did they become neighbors I wonder?) and were planning their next jump. They were around 5-6 of them. There was quite a distance between the peahens and our terrace (ours was in a much lower level). I even climbed the roof and crawled a little bit closer to the edge to get a good shot (much to the chagrin and annoyance of my brother , who thought that I was going to break my streak of not breaking any bones). The kids were so excited and started calling them. We told them not to make noise and if we were lucky we can see them up and close. We also had some rice ready to feed them. And we said to ourselves ‘now, we wait’ and sat there hidden behind the walls in the terrace. Almost after half an hour, the crows started crowding the peahens and when we thought that they will be flying our way, they turned at the last minute and flew towards the sun. Damn! It is not that we get these visitors every day and it was so cool.