Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Template Tuesday - Dove of Peace

This last weekend I went to Washington DC with some good friends to visit some other good friends. On Saturday we went down to Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington. There were so many interesting things to learn there and so many beautiful things to see. One of my most favorite things I saw (other than his actual dentures) was the weather vane on top of his house. I thought it was beautiful that the man who helped to forge this country would have something so simple and delicate crowning his home. It's a lesson for all of us in that no matter how tough things get outside the confines of our own four walls, there should always be peace in the home.

Here is what the dove looks like. It has an olive leaf in it's mouth, another symbol of peace.
For the template, I put a whole bunch of little doves on a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. I put them in my plants. You can do whatever you want with them! George Washington Dove of Peace.


bug girl said...

Nice touch to the plants. Too bad those doves don't help fertilize the soil while peacefully flying over your herb garden.

Marie said...

That George Washington was a good fella, so unassuming (perhaps it would be harder to be assuming with wooden teeth?). I like your doves. The style is very similar to the Angel Moroni weathervane that topped the old Nauvoo Temple.