Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Monday, January 16, 2012

Expressive Face of a Favorite on the Grove~

There is just something so sweet and expressive about looking into the face of a
Mourning Dove.
Sometimes I can look into my 32 ' x 27 ' side garden and there will be 20 to 30 doves lying in the ivy ground cover, for both protection and a little bit of rest. 

Yesterday afternoon my husby saw the one preening itself and sunning right outside the upper deck patio door.  The pair shown resting out on the tree branch were taken on Saturday from about the same location.
They mate for life, unless something happens to a mate, which around here, sadly often happens from mostly Raptors~



  1. they are beauties. i think raptors get a few here, but probably moreso dove hunting season...

  2. Beautiful Mary, they looks like it's cold.

  3. We see a pair of doves pretty often but not usually a flock! Love your always! Enjoy your week! Hugs! ♥

  4. Wonderful photographs! They really do have beautiful feathers. I love their cooing sounds. We usually have three or four hanging around our feeders and bird bath. Terrific post!

  5. I dearly love Mourning Doves, I will have a few couples always visiting the feeders. It is sad, I wonder why they are called Mourning Doves. Thanks for dropping by my site, so glad you did. I love your blog and will be back. Kathy


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