On my recent trip to the country I found a very sweet little corner of the world.
We stayed at a beautiful country estate named PEPPERS AT THE CONVENT. I have so many pics to share with you all but with the end of the year approaching and lots of Christmas things to share I have decided to share the photo's in the new year.
There were a few pics that I just had to share with you all before Christmas as they really depict something that we all need in this wonderful world of ours.
On a long walk through vineyards and enjoying the peaceful surrounds I stumbled upon an adorable little dove cote. It was perfectly rustic and weathered and sat in the treetops and was home to a little family of pure white doves.
I stopped and watched them for a very long time. They were so tame and didn't flinch when I reached up to them. They flitted and frolicked around and walked in and out and around their little home. At one point 3 doves followed each other around in a circle. They made me dizzy just looking at them !
A passerby who worked there told me that they had been released at a wedding 2 years prior but ended up staying. I can understand why they stayed because they certainly live in a beautiful location.
I don't know much about doves, but from what I observed there was definitely a leader in the group. He/she fluffed his feathers letting me know that I was in his territory. He did this in a beautiful, peaceful way with no violence or aggression what-so-ever. He was simply letting me know that this was his family and that I could look but not touch.
My finger kept pressing the shutter button on my camera and I ended up with some great shots.
Here are a few of my favourite.