Monday, December 9, 2013

Dove Day

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We looked out the window to a heart warming sight this weekend.  Do you see it?  


If only we could have added a little warmth to his day.

A mourning dove was cuddled up against our garage door.  It was so cold this weekend.  Absolutely frigid.  Poor little guy.  Doves coo my favorite bird sound.  So I definitely want him to survive the winter.


I took these heart melting photos through our sliding glass windows.  But they still turned out pretty clear. We felt so bad when we had to get in the garage. If only my husband felt the same way about the bunny that lives under our deck.  He has tried everything to evict him.  Because he will eat our raspberries and hydrangeas.  

So after all the bunny complaints I've been hearing lately my husband sent an email asking, "Which house kitty had been bad today?  Hana or Akua?"  I sent an email back with only an emoticon of a bunny face.  He didn't get it.  Ha!

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24 comments:

DJan said...

He's all puffed out to keep warm, it seems. I do hope he survives the winter, and the bunny too! :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He does look rather miserable, doesn't he?

Marilia Bavaresco said...

OMG! He´s freeze!!!
Thanks to your visit Sharon!

http://repositoriodamarilia.blogspot.com

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Bunnies and doves...wintry havens are what they're looking for. Hope the poor dove keeps warm.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I hope the dove finds a warm place to be this winter. He's so pretty! I love the coo of the mourning dove, too. So lovely and haunting.

eileeninmd said...

Cute dove, he is all puffy out trying to keep warm. Cute photos, thanks for linking up to my 1st Saturday's Critters. Have a great day!

Mary said...

Aw.. sweet dove! I want to hug him and keep him warm.

theartofpuro said...

poor little one! Beautiful pictures:)

Lynn said...

Where do your Doves usually take shelter, odd that he is in front of the garage door-such lovely photos but he looks like he'd rather be someplace else. Good luck to the little creature.

Hilary said...

Awww sweet images. Mourning doves seem to do well over the winter. Their not the brightest bird in the flock but they aint entirely dumb.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The little dove is so pretty- I have a feeling he knows your trying to help him get warm
love
tweedles

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your windows are obviously a lot cleaner than mine! I hope he puffed up enough to keep warm and I hope your weather improves soon. (apologies if this is a repeat comment..I am having internet problems this morning and not sure if it got sent earlier or not).

mick said...

Great photos and poor little bird in all that cold. I often wonder how any birds survive in your winters!

Carole M. said...

I would 'feel' too. They need a little dove-cote

Karen said...

Oh, he's all puffed up to keep warm!

Gordon said...

I too love the Mourning Dove, and I hope it gets through the winter.
All the best Gordon.

Kitties Blue said...

That mourning dove is all puffed trying to stay warm in the sunshine. It has beautiful feathers. The ones in our area are not as pretty. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Margaret Adamson said...

hi. He is doing his best to keep warm. Hope he survives.

Linda Hensley said...

I think all my doves went south for the winter. I'm always happy when they come back. Maybe your dove is lost? Pretty bird :)

Creations By Mit said...

Awww! How sweet! Poor little guy!!! I love mourning doves too.

jeannettestgermain said...

Feel sorry for the dove too! That your hubby didn't get your hint in the email made me smile:):)

jeannettestgermain said...

Feel sorry for the dove too! That your hubby didn't get your hint in the email made me smile:):)

Stewart M said...

Nice picture of the dive "soaking up some rays!"

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat Tillett said...

Kind of sad looking. I hope he makes it! If I took that that photo through my sliding glass door, you would think I clean them with a pork chop...