Please.. Please.. Be Mine, Be My Valentine - Love Birds - NZ by AndreaEL
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Please… Please… Be Mine, Be My Valentine

A pair of Love Birds in Queens Park New Zealand
Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
The most beautiful and incredible gift of love is the monument Taj Mahal in India. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife it stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
In America, the pilgrims used to sent confections, such as sugar wafers, marzipan, sweetmeats and sugar plums, to their affianced. Lot of value was placed on these gifts because they included what was then a rare product, sugar. After the late 1800’s, beet sugar became widely used and more available, and sweet gifts continued to be cherished and enjoyed.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland NZ 2012

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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Comments

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Please… Please… Be Mine, Be My Valentine

  • Kgphotographics
    Kgphotographicsover 3 years ago

    Cool Card I really like this one!! Amazing SHOT!!!

  • Kris, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    Great shot Andrea ~ and such a sweet card! Awesome details and colours!

  • Sharon, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Robert, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 3 years ago

    Too cute Andrea! lol :O)

  • Vanessa, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    who could say no xx

  • Lynn, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    A gorgeous valentine card Andrea, love the colours :o)x

  • Josie, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Very creative!! Lovely Andrea!

  • Elizabeth, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Very cute card

  • Byron, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    A very cute card! Love those fluffed up feathers!

  • Dot, many thanks for your lovely kind comment, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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