Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Doves


In my visions of my dream house there have always been doves, living in a dovecote, in a courtyard. You see, in a book I once read the family had a dovecote. For some reason, this resonated with me. This was peacefulness and serenity right in your own back yard. Later, I came across more imaginary homes with doves in the courtyard.
Well, sometimes dreams do come true. I don't actually have a dovecote, but I do have doves. Wild mourning doves. A pair of them are nesting somewhere around our property. As it happens they like to hang out in our courtyard! I've even seen two younger doves; offspring, I suppose. And I hear their cooing all the time. I love it. Especially when I am waking up in the morning, sunlight filtering through my blinds...so peaceful. I love how God can surprise us with wonderful little blessings like that!
Someday, maybe I'll even have a dovecote, (like the one above!), for our doves.
I just realized that this post would work for Chatting at the Sky's Tuesdays Unwrapped! Head on over there for more simple gifts!

10 comments:

Sally said...

I love it when you write about your home-making dreams... I always place you in a quaint little cottage in England. :)

Andrea said...

What a lovely blessing. :)

Tänia said...

Awww... how sweet! Maybe you will have one someday!

Tänia of Faith Prints

emily said...

It works perfectly for Tuesdays Unwrapped! Thank you for sharing. I never knew what those things were called!

Anne Marie said...

I have saved a cottage living magazine that has an awesome dovecote turned summer house -
love it.

Crissie said...

I am totally coveting a dovecote now!!!!!! I have a few bird feeders in my yard and I absolutely ADORE the various birds that we attract. By far, the favorites of my children are the mourning doves, although ours are grey? We counted 13 of them the other day and it's been such a joy to have them around this spring.

Thanks for sharing!!!!

xoxoxxo

Jessica said...

I think I want a dovecote now!

Simply Stork said...

oh gasp! lovely doves...oh now I want some to come to my yard...

~simply~

JJ said...

I love this post! We love birds around our house. We had a little roadrunner visiting quiet often last year and my husband just loved that (I thought he was ugly)!

Janine said...

Nice having some doves! I would love some soft cooing out my bedroom window also! I just have loud chickens!! LOL

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