. . . . . . and the Mourning doves too.
Opening the blinds on this the coldest morning of December yet, a solitary
dove was poised on the edge of the birdbath, all puffed and fluffy-looking.
"Will they come with warm water and melt the ice" may have been
its thoughts. Of course we will.
Don't forget, birds require water as well as food to survive, and
during these cold spells its often hard for them to find any.
We are seeing a lot of birds in the garden on these cold days - I'll be sharing more later.
Within the hour, once the sun appeared, an entire family of doves had arrived.
These quiet and gentle birds are definitely one of my favorites.
Off now with the tea kettle to melt the ice. . . . . . we have four birdbaths so it
will take a while. These photos were all taken from my windows - too cold to be
Our neighbor just informed us the local family of four deer were
traversing our front lawn last night - oh how I wish I'd seen them!
Sometimes I feel I really do live in the country.