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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Flown the Coop

Today is the big day.  We are heading to London which is no small feat to leave my garden during the hottest time of the year.  I have to have someone stay here just to water and watch our beloved dog.   I just know the Queen would love for me to join her for tea, but unfortunately my calendar is booked solid.  I'll just have to wave as we drive by.  Before we head out, I just wanted to share these beautiful doves that dropped by to visit me last weekend. 

I was out in front doing a little yard work and I looked up and saw this pair of doves watching me.  Pretty soon they were joined by a third dove.

I have never seen doves in our area and especially ones as bold as these were.  They let me get pretty close and never even flinched when I crept closer and closer to get my photographs.

I'm pretty sure they spotted my Christmas geese that live in the side yard.
They probably thought this was a pretty great place to roost so they thought they would join the party.

I'm partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Tutus and Tea Parties       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants
                                     Faded Charm Cottage       Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    Fishtail Cottage
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity   Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best


NanaDiana said...

Those are mourning doves. We have them all over in WI. Unfortunately, they don't have the fear factor that most birds have so they are prey to cats, etc. They are also ground birds and build their (sloppy) nests close to the ground where a good wind will blow them apart. I love them though and they make the most beautiful, mournful cooing sound.

Have fun- I am sure you are on your way now- xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh this is so exciting, you have a great trip, and I don't even have to ask i know you will take tons of great pics so we can all live vicariously!!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Have a wonderful trip!! Take lots of pictures to share with us when you return!!


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Maggie,

Have a wonderful trip. I love the pictures of doves.


Bliss said...

The Queen doesn't know what she's missing! You could decorate a room or two at the palace.

Have a great time.


Pat C. said...

What beautiful pics of beautiful birds! Thanks to Diana for the interesting info about mourning doves.:)