I am back, temporarily (sorry to say, we still have the horrible virus) to share with you the next stop in Paloma's worldwide adventures. For those who do not know Paloma, she was created by the lovely Lys of Impression Scrap. After the horrid and tragic events in France last year, Lys created Paloma so that she could travel around the world and spread the message of peace. This is what Lys had to say:
"After the shock, anger, nausea... what to say, what to do?
I have only the weapons made of paper and words....
I can face violence only with my value and beliefs.
Freedom and peace are the ones I wished to give today.
My little dove of simple paper
For her I make a wish: could she take flight,
And give all around the world her freedom and peace message"
Paloma came to me after visiting Sandy of Simply Sandy in the USA. Previously she had visited two other special ladies, Sara Emily of Sarascloset and prior to that, Alison of Words and Pictures.
Lys asked us to photograph Paloma in a place that represents peace and freedom to us. I showed you, a while back, some photographs of a shrine, up in the hills of the Peak District National Park, near where we live. Whilst not religious myself, the shrine is so beautiful, it is always full of flowers and I always feel a certain calm when I visit it. So here is Paloma, visiting the shrine on a really beautiful sunny, wintry day last week.
First of all, a close up.
View a little further away
A view of the whole shrine.
We had a bit of snow that day too, people had been sledging down the hill
Paloma is off on her travels again, taking her message of peace to another country, far away. I will not spoil it by telling you who she has gone to, but she carries with her a little passport of her visits and a little gift for the next recipient. I hope you have a peaceful journey Paloma!
Thanks for your visit, I hope you are well.
Hugs, Anne xx
If anyone is interested in learning more about the shrine, my lovely friend Nicola (Paper Provision) did some research on it and you can find it here, thank you Nicola!: http://www.derbyshireheritage.co.uk/Menu/Curiosities/shrine-to-the-blessed-virgin-mary.php