so tuesday morning, like i have done every morning since i discovered this…
….i walked over to the back door and saw my little dove family all snuggled up in their nest on top of tripp’s ladder.
and then later that day after work, like i have done every day after work for the past month, i walked to back the back door. but instead of seeing my granddoves, i saw this.
and my heart kinda sank.
my dad, who happens to be staying with us this week, assured me that those babies were probably fine. because if they were hurt somewhere, the momma would surely be flying around in defense mode. and in my mind, i knew that was most likely the case. but honestly it just stung a little. it went by so fast and wasn’t prepared for them to be leaving the nest so soon.
dear kelly…have you even read your own blog??
anyway, i got my act together and went on about my afternoon. but then i heard that familiar whoo-WHOO-whoo over by the fireplace. and i was so happy to see those sweet babies hanging out there in the flowerbed.
and for the past couple of days i’ve been watching them around the back yard.
for the most part they hang around by the back porch.
but then every so often, they’ll spread their wings and fly up to the top of the pergola.
i think they like the safety of being up there.
especially when their momma is up there with them.
it has been such a delight having these sweet little birds around. and i know that soon they’ll probably be flying off for good.
so today just feeling super grateful for devoted parents. and healthy babies who are getting out there, stretching their wings. just the way it should be.
Love, love and love again! So sweet! When I was growing up, robins built a nest in a tree outside of my bedroom window for a few springs in a row. I hope you will have another bird family next year!
that is so sweet!!
Whitney Pugh says
This is beautiful! Both of my girls are graduating I the next few weeks….I feel your pain!
This has been so fun! I am glad our babies stick around a little longer than these babies. Your photos are so amazing and what a gift Kelly! So good!
Ida P. Krause says
Oh I can imagine how heartbroken you must have felt to see the empty nest. I think it’s sweet that they are still around. I bet if you leave out food for them they may stick around longer then you think.
Your sweet, warm heart, Kelly. Lovely always to hear and see.
kim at picking poppies says
I’m with you…my heart sank as I didn’t know what you were going to say next. I have an old moss liner in one of my window baskets that the birds love stealing for their bedding. I just though maybe it would be nice if they would make that nest in one of my trees and not the neighbors! 😉 Happy Easter to you!
Cathy H. says
I’m so glad you found the little ones. I love to hear the “whoo” of these doves!
Yes, just as it should be…how wonderful you got to see them grow up and take flight!