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Monday, May 28, 2012

Home Tweet Home

Hello everyone, and Happy Memorial Day!
Hope you all are having a safe and fun weekend!
Last week I shared with you our little baby mourning doves, that were nesting in a planter right outside our back door.  Well, the other night I checked on them, and they had finally flown the coop!
(er, nest, I mean!)
 I snapped this picture their last day in the nest, at about 12 days old.  Aren't they just the cutest?
 Mama dove was ever present and oh so attentive.  We noticed that the bigger they got, she gradually spent less time with them.  Maybe she was coaxing them to test out their wings?  Or else she was just taking a much needed break!
 I tried to snap their picture each day, to document their growth.  They were such a joy to watch, and it was amazing how quickly they grew up.
 Here they are at just a few days old.
 And their first day, how sweet is that?  I wish that I'd had my camera handy, as last night I was weeding one of my hosta beds just before dusk, and there they were, perched on a rock a few feet away, staring at me!
We will miss them, it was such a thrill to see them so up close and personal.
On a different note, the movers arrived last Wednesday with all of our things.  I was so happy to see our furniture and all of our other belongings.  So, we've been busy unpacking, organizing and cleaning, and trying to return our lives  back to "normal" (whatever "normal" is!!), after we found our home trashed and in shambles from our renter.
I'm sorry that I've not been around to visit for what seems an eternity.  I hope to get caught up in the next week, as I really miss seeing what you all have been up to!
Have a great day!


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Donna,

Happy Memorial Day.

Oh, the little babies are so cute, you just want them to stay forever. Maybe next year they will be back to have their babies.

We have missed your postings but understand what you have been going through. Why can't people be restful of peoples things?

Heaps of Hugs ♥

Molly & Jessie send "woofs" to Miss Emily.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So glad they did well and were able to fly away.

Have a good holiday weekend!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I can only imagine how thrilled you were to see that moving truck pull up to your home. I'm so glad things are getting back to "normal" for you. Love your baby doves...so sweet...another reason to feel "back home."
Have a good holiday!

Debbie said...

So nice to have your things back home where they belong I imagine.
I'm sorry you had to return to the mess from the renters, Donna.
It's true what they say....There's no place like home.

Bente said...

Oh, how cute they are. Nice to be able to follow them growing.

Have a nice day.

Hugs from me

NanaDiana said...

I have been thinking about you a lot these last few days. I am so happy that you got your furniture and that you can now begin to get "normal" again (whatever THAT is!;>) Blessings to you, Donna. We will catch up soon! xo Diana

Karen said...

The baby doves and mom are so sweet! How fast they have grown.

Hope you're keeping cool today!

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Kim K. said...

My dear MI friend, I'm glad you are finding some peace in all the chaos of your home right now. Best wishes with the unpacking and cleaning. Thinking of you!!!