Sunday Post: Peaceful

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Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is Peaceful. As always, you can click on each image below for a larger view.

I find many aspects of nature very peaceful: the landscapes, the components (water always has a calming effect on me), the smells, the colors and the living creatures (except the predator type!).

For this particular post, I have chosen to feature animals that tend to display a peaceful behavior. Mourning doves are my first pick. I see many of them every day and I hear them cooing to each other, especially during the mating season. There’s something very peaceful about the sounds of doves cooing, don’t you think?

Sunday Post: Peaceful mourning doves
Sunday Post: Peaceful mourning doves

I took my next photo at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. These beautiful gerenuk antelopes were laying down in the tall grass. Their long necks and heads make them look like telescopes, don’t they? I love how they’re enjoying a peaceful sunbathing moment at the park.

Sunday Post: Peaceful generuk antelopes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Sunday Post: Peaceful generuk antelopes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I took the last photo featured below during the same trip, just down the path from the gerenuk antelopes. That’s where I spotted a couple of West African cranes. They too had decided to give a rest to their long legs and lay down on the ground for a little nap. West African cranes have the best hairdo, don’t they?

Sunday Post: Peaceful West African cranes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Sunday Post: Peaceful West African cranes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I hope these photos brought you a little peace today. What do you find most peaceful in your life?

6 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Peaceful

  1. Love the gerenuk antelopes. So cute.

    In the summer, I find it peaceful to sit in my backyard and read. Sadly, I didn’t get too much time to do that this past summer. Maybe next year. 🙂

    • I love just sitting outside and read too! Sometimes, I don’t even read and I just enjoyed the quiet, the smells, the breeze and the warmth of the sun in the winter, or the cool of the shade when it’s hot. It’s not the same as sitting in a public park where people walk by and interrupt my quiet zone.

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