While the rest of the world is racing by - school buses and UPS trucks blast down the street about 40 feet from my bedroom window. But just beyond the sash is a pine tree, where a mama and daddy dove have taken up residence. Each morning I open the window and whisper hello. Winston waits patiently to take his perch on the sill and spends hours watching them. Today I startled the mama and off she flew....revealing her lovely pearl. It was hard to get the photo - had to reach way around the tree and got a couple of blurry shots (while in my jammies!) but I wanted to be quick so she wouldn't stress out and could come back.
I am grateful for my daily visit with the dove family. They are a quiet calming reminder that whatever else happens today, I am lucky to be a wife and a mother in a little nest of our own.