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326/365: "Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." ~ John F. Kennedy (R.I.P. May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

326/365: "Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." ~ John F. Kennedy (R.I.P. May 29, 1917 – November 2
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It was another freezing cold day today, and I decided to stick close to the house because I'm a big baby and didn't want to "die of frostbite" again like yesterday! :D

Stepping out onto the front porch, I saw that the flowers growing in two planters are now seriously on their way out because of the frost. But that doesn't mean they aren't still beautiful! :D So I spent some time taking pictures until my fingers and toes started yelling at me to go back inside! :) (You'll find two pictures after this one to show my picks!)

I went into the kitchen and looked out onto our back deck, and what did I see but the adorable sight before you! Three extremely fluffy mourning doves, huddled up around a water dish (formerly a pot saucer). Now, if you know anything about me, you'll know that I simply go crazy whenever I see a bird with fluffed-up feathers! Here we have THREE!!! When they didn't fly away after a minute of me cooing at them, I ran for my camera and they were quite happy to sit and pose for me as I got pictures through the window! :)

Doves are one of the most recognized symbols of peace. They also symbolize love and are a symbol for messengers. You can find out more about the dove as a symbol on this Wiki page: Wikipedia: Doves as symbols

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963. Wikipedia: John F. Kennedy

Marco, Gerlinde, Nourel Lind, Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme and 31 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
Hey lucky Janet, what a beautiful composition the doves made for you - sitting peacefully there and looking (all three!!!!) into the camera. GREAT
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
What lovely, little birds! This is a very attractive image!
7 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Very special image and a very thoughtfull gesture w.r.t. JFK!
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Great photography!
7 years ago.
 Ron Masters
Ron Masters
50 years later, I fear we have slid back on progress made and Camelot's vision. Like these doves, we turn our backs on each other. Good to remind ourselves what we could be.

Love the doves & the bokeh! Maybe they are just keeping watch in all directions.

one big difference between flickr & ipernity: Flickr shows portrait orientation at a disadvantage--especially in group pages--ipernity does the opposite!
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh Janet this is a gorgeous photo. Their plummage is so lovely and all fluffed up
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Masterpieces +++Brilliant ! Excellent capture friend!! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Wishes for enjoyable weekend ! Thanks for sharing !!!!!
7 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such a beautiful trio of doves...............I love the way that they've composed themselves - almost as if they knew you'd be taking a photograph of them!
7 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
I love it when they are all fluffed out!
7 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
theses are gorgeous birdy's Janet, love the markings on their feathers.
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
7 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Belle capture ************
7 years ago.
 Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
That is a really sweet shot. Well spotted and well photographed, Janet.
7 years ago.
 Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
I agree with JFK, and for me, not only peace, but love, happiness, every good thing in life is a matter of construction.
Believe, the bad ones too.
Sometimes, (almost all them) even sickness.
But I came here to appreciate your beautiful shot.
Really tender, sweet and fantastic.
Hugs and I wish you a great and "warm" weekend.
(at the moment, we have 32° in Brasil).
;-))
7 years ago.
 Ani Carrington
Ani Carrington
Peaceful indeed.... thank you for the nice words as well!

Beautiful Work!!
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7 years ago.
 Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart club
Excellent !
7 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
That's a delightful trio!


Of course seen in “The MUSEUM”
7 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
(:o))
They are adorable !
I really LOVE this lovely picture, Janet ! **********
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exceptional capture! Love the mourning doves and saying!
7 years ago.
 Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
7 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
D'une grande élégance..
7 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
A terrific shot, Janet! Great composition and detail.
Have a splendid Saturday!

Seen and Appreciated in From (T)here to Ipernity.
7 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
7 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Agréable à regarder .
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Beautiful downy doves !

Glorious photo !

I have a permenant family of them here..
7 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
Lovely...
7 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Sweet Doves =) Beautiful capture, too -- great light and details!
7 years ago.
 Cheryl's Images
Cheryl's Images
What a fabulous trio
Admired in Songbirds From Around the World
7 years ago.
 Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
De très belles photos
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
ADMIRED in Earth Tones
7 years ago.
 Gerlinde
Gerlinde
uuuu, it's cold :) a very lovely capture!
7 years ago.

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