Saturday, 1 January 2011

Peace on earth


Peace on earth..... seems to be a good thing to wish for at the start of another New Year.  Though in my photo, the dove seems to have got into a tangle with the floral decoration, which is perhaps not the best omen! Certainly peace on earth seems as far away as ever.  But I like to think we bloggers are doing our bit to foster friendly relations across the globe.  I dip into a lot of blogs, from all over the world, and I really enjoy getting an insight into people, places, families, festivals, customs and life in general in the many places pictured and represented.  I'm looking forward to another year of sharing my little patch of England with you.

I took this photo on Christmas Day in my church, St Peter's Shipley, which as usual was beautifully decorated for the festive season.  As someone with not a green finger on my body (!) I can only admire those with the skill to create such lovely and imaginative displays.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, prosperous, healthy, fulfilling - and yes, peaceful - 2011.

21 comments:

  1. What an excellent post to start the new year - I concur fully with your sentiments, Jenny. It has to start with each and every one of us doing our daily best to foster peaceful relations in our own homes and wider communities.

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  2. Goods intensios, Happy New Year,
    Filip

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  3. My guess is that the dove has been tempted by those beautiful berries. All the very best for 2011!

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  4. hahaha yes the dove does appear to be nose-diving into the floral arrangement but the sentiments of Peace is the important factor.
    Happy New Year to you and I hope you have a lovely day today. The sun is shining here, the cats are having a mad half hour and I'm enjoying a cuppa. Take care, lots of love, judyx

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  5. LOL ~ perhaps the dove is just nibbling on those red berries? :)

    Happy New Year to you...I hope it's a wonderful one!

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  6. Very best wishes for 2011 to you too, Jenny.

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  7. Peace would be good. Happy New year

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  8. I so agree. It's wonderful how the world becomes a friendlier and more familiar place through blogging. Happy New Year, Jenny!

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  9. From peace much happiness and true riches would surely follow. I keep hoping, as every year, that this year will be the start of real peace across the globe. Happy New Year :o)

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  10. Yes indeed, a perfect wish, and we will keep on wishing it until it comes true!

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  11. Nice message on the first of January. I wish Peace on Earth would not depend of mankind. First news I heard today was the attack in Alexandria... and because of religious matters!

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  12. Peace! What's that? Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  13. Wishing you a Happy New Year too Jenny and hope to bump into you again sometime soon.

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  14. Very happy new year to you and have so appreciated your views of Saltaire over the last year.
    That dove is doing what doves always do, not resting on it's laurels.

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  15. You made a great point about us bloggers doing our part to foster peace! Yay us! And Happy Happy New Year to my favorite English photographer! ~Lili

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  16. Wonderful post Jenny. I agree with you in regards to all of our blogs. Hopefully others will learn from our example.

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  17. A Holiday Thought...

    Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

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    Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: http://veganvideo.org & http://tryveg.com

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