Ailsa at Wheres my backpack has chosen ‘Soft’ for her travel theme this week. This is a Victoria Crowned Pigeon and I took the photo at Kuala Lumpur bird park, the worlds largest free flight aviary. I’m sure its feathers and beautiful crest would feel very soft. They are ground dwellers, quite large and they originate from New Guinea. They are named after Queen Victoria.
About a year ago I was procrastinating over some study on a dull Saturday afternoon, so I decided to take my phone camera and see what I could find within five minutes from home. I always intended to post it, now I know why I waited, thanks Jake! To join in visit Jake here Here are my Heavitree surroundings.
In reply to http://traveller2006.wordpress.com/ here are the words around the tree guard in the photo below.
‘up tree up
sky remains sky earth remains earth
here we are human betwixt and between
sing pretty maids all in a row in a row
and pretty maids all in a row
the droves of kine and wide herds of goats
and flocks of fleecy sheep if she will she
increases from a few or makes many of less
what the hand to write?
what the ear to hear?
what proclaims the red sandstone of Heavitree?
The words sleep within rock to be brought to life
in yew deep rooted oak where stunned
horizons branch out
to meadow copse and housing estate