Travel Theme: WHITE

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Ailsa gives us every week a challenge to take part in for the week.

This week’s theme is     WHITE

I got married August 30, 1980.

After the wedding we drove to my flat in Potgietersrus.

One of my best friends put a bottle of champagne

and these two white doves on the table.

I am so glad I have taken a photo of them because

I don’t have them anymore.

I gave away most of my smaller things before moving to New Zealand.

Doves as symbols

Doves, usually meaning domesticated Rock Pigeons, are a traditional Christian symbol of love and peace,


52 Pick Up: Peace

52 Pick Up – Peace: Finding Satisfaction

Suddenly I want to  show peace:

Finding Satisfaction.

Yesterday and today were really depressing days.

A lot of things happened that drove me to tears.

It is 4:30pm and I made a fresh cup of tea.

I saw the shadow of my best friend


Wood pigeon.

Took some photos and found satisfaction in taking them.

This is just to show how near he was sitting to me.

I zoomed in

New Zealand’s native pigeon, also known as kererū, kūkū and kūkupa and wood pigeon, is the only disperser of large fruits, such as those of karaka and taraire, we have. The disappearance of the kererū would be a disaster for the regeneration of our native forests.

The kererū is a large bird with irridescent green and bronze feathers on its head and a smart white vest. The noisy beat of its wings is a distinctive sound in our forests. The pigeon is found in most lowland native forests of the North, South and Stewart/Rakiura islands and many of their neighbouring islands.

I also took some photos of my first flowers

And last but not the least

A photo of Trompie.