Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weaver Bird and the White Dove

With today's theme being W, i was confused with which bird i should write about. This is because this two birds should be a great inspiration to human beings!Take a look at the weaver bird, it is so hard working that even though it does not have hands, it uses it's beak to build nests. This to me signifies that even though time are hard and we do not have all we dream of, we should find a way to work with what God has given us and be grateful for it.

Then comes the white dove, ever wondered why it is a symbol of peace? According to "Google research " doves are incredibly loyal to each other and work together to build their nest and raise their young.They also tend to nest in areas that humans can watch, people picked up quickly on the idea that doves were dedicated, honorable and peaceful.Look at this three instances of the dove; 

The early Greeks and Romans, doves represented love and devotion, and care for a family. The dove was the sacred animal of Aphrodite and Venus, the goddesses of love. The dove also symbolized the peaceful soul for many cultures.

The Bible continued this symbolism, often referring to the dove as an animal representing love, loyalty, fidelity and honesty. The dove is entrusted with the olive branch when Noah hopes to find a new home for himself and his flock. The dove often also represents the Holy Spirit.

Picasso popularized doves again in the 1950s. When WW2 ended, he was asked to create an image for the Peace Conference and he chose the Dove of Peace. This became an instant hit and he continued to portray doves for many years.


  1. What a really interesting post! I loved reading the various facts about what these birds portrayed. I think the first yellow bird is adorable...simply beautiful!

    Hope you are having a lovely day today!

  2. Great post. I learned something new. I didn't know that tidbit about Picasso or the Weaver bird.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I love the pics and your background scenery is awesome!

  4. That's wonderful! Great post and beautiful pictures. Love it!

  5. These are beautiful creatures and the pictures capture them perfectly:)


Thank you for your comments. I highly appreciate.