Ailsa’s theme this week is “White” this is so appropriate as it was International Peace Day yesterday, Friday 21st September.Go to the blog “Where’s my backpack now” and see Ailsa’s photos. The photo of the white peacock in her header is stunning.
White is the colour of purity and peace. The white dove of purity and the white rose of peace are just a couple of enduring symbols recognized world-wide.
When we visited New Zealand earlier this year I was amazed at the purity and cleanliness of the rivers and oceans in the South Island. We stayed in a guest house in Hokitika which was right on the ocean’s edge. Walking along the beach and watching the tide ebb and flow was a restful experience and capturing the image of the pristine white foam as it curled along the beach will remind me of that time.
“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace”. — Kate Chopin
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” — Jacques Yves Cousteau