Friday, May 06, 2011

Oh Joy! A little baby birdie is in the nest....And the parents are still "sitting"..... I thought for a minute, maybe the parents had left...But, no.....They are still sitting and assisting their baby(s) who is growing.....Usually Mourning Doves have two babies....We shall see......

Meanwhile........... This lovely lush Opuntia is Flowering and bearing Fruit, too......Spring has Sprung! And my Agave stalk is growing, as we speak....... I cannot wait for it to start showing the beginnings of the Flower Pods....but, that won't be for at least another month or so......

Meanwhile......... 'The Mister', a.k.a. "Sweetie".....saw some of the paintings on the wall behind him needed straightening....So, he went over and went to work......I just missed getting a picture of his paw, doing such good work....! In the picture above, it kind of looks like he was straightening the paintings with his nose........! (lol)......And then......... He just had to lay down on the dining room table in the late afternoon sun and take a nap after all his very hard work! There sure is a lot going on around here, isn't there......?

More To Come...........


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You bet there is!!

I love the photos of Sweetie. He reminds me so much of our beloved Snowball (who, alas, didn't have blue eyes).

Mr. kenju said to tell you that "My Sister Eileen" will be on later this month in a tribute to Betty Garrett. He will be watching, of course!

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 4:54:00 AM PDT 

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I just love Sweetie. Good for him for helping out around the house! How exciting to have a nest to watch. We have one by the pond. I hope the cats or snakes don't bother them.

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:18:00 AM PDT 

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Don't you just love Spring, the rebirth, the new life? It's such a hopeful, vibrant season!

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:27:00 AM PDT 

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Wow! It's great that the baby birdie is in the nest! I am looking forward to see them.
It's nice that your garden is blooming.
Sweetie looks lovely and beautiful with his gorgeous blue eyes!
Kisses to you both.

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:58:00 AM PDT 

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I remember the first time I saw a robin's next with the small aqua egg. I was amazed. Then, a few months later, there was nothing there accept the hatched egg remains. I spent the whole summer (I was about five) wondering when the robins would come "home."

Thanks for bringing back that memory.


Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:02:00 AM PDT 

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wow it sure has been a long time since you've posted pictures of Sweetie!! He looks wonderful!!

awww you are an "Auntie" to a birdie!! lol.. there are many doves around here but I haven't come across any nests.

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:38:00 PM PDT 

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I saw kenju's comment about My Sister Eilenn, I am checking my TV listings!!

the bird is so pretty

and Sweetie looks wonderful
that makes me happy

Siren moves art on the walls with his butt

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:05:00 PM PDT 

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Good to see Sweetie is helping you keep your lovely art collection straight? Perhaps I could borrow him after our next Earthquake?):-

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11:39:00 PM PDT 

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Smashing post: birth, growth and Sweetie looking fit and well and on top of his game. I hope all this is helping you to overcome the sadness.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 7:55:00 AM PDT 

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All beautiful like usual.. Just love them all..

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8:56:00 AM PDT 

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Great photo of the dove!! I've watched several generations of nesting doves myself, and always love it.

Sweetie is adorable.

We've got a big agave here that's doing the same thing. Can't wait for it to bloom!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:01:00 AM PDT 

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Love the photo of sweetie....looks like sweetie is thinking...Cant wait til momma lets me out I am bored....mmmm love the sun......the flower pics always make me thinking that spring is a new season new possibilities...i wish the new year started in april or may...hope all is well with you...zman sends

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:47:00 PM PDT 

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There are many mourning doves here on the desert. They are the laziest of nest builders and I am afraid the nest and eggs that are near our front door have blown down.

I love the beautiful blue eyes on your cat. She is always welcome to visit and straighten picture frames and while she is at it, perhaps, she could catch the mouse that is in the garage. LOL

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 5:21:00 PM PDT 

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our feeders have been exceptionally active this year---lots of different birds.
The agave looks kind of like an asparagus stalk. I wonder if there is a connection?

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 7:14:00 PM PDT 

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Can't wait to see the baby. Maybe due to the uncertain economy, they are cuting down the family size.
Sweetie is just the most beatuiful cat and a bit compulsive but in a good way.
I saw Judy's comment about My Sister Eileen and will check also.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 2:45:00 AM PDT 

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Last year when we were in Tucson at this time we saw a nesting mourning dove with two growing babies in it. Before we left, they were able to leave the next. This year the next had been knocked down and a dried up baby body was on the ground which we think means pack rats had gone after the nest and the babies. We are trying to think of a way to protect the nest space from that happening again if she comes back to try to rebuild

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 4:08:00 PM PDT 

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Hello Naomi, Sweetie has the most amazing face, excellent name I think.
Lovely to see the photos and clearly spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. Lilly xx

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 7:05:00 PM PDT 

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sweetie is beautiful....oh a bird egg(s) cool...

have a great day...hope you have sun..we are in clouds out here today...again.

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 9:46:00 AM PDT 

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And Happy Mother's Day to you Naomi. Well, you're Sweetie's mom, aren't you?

My doves hatched, fledged and grew up. Mom came back to same nest and had two more. First day they fledged, Mr. Crow came. I won't tell you the rest. I used to like crows. Used to.

Hugs to you.

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say: doves!! How sweet!
The flowers are so pretty and interesting. I love seeing photos of Sweetie! He is looking great and how sweet of him to help get the pictures just right!! LOL

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:31:00 PM PDT 

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Sweetie looks good! And hatched eggs and nesting in springtime always makes me feel hopeful. You have front row seat!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 8:20:00 PM PDT 

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ha! Sweetie is adorable. :)

Baby birds! I can't wait to see what you see (through your camera).

Springtime is coming! Springtime is coming! Sometimes I feel like Jammie in Wonderland. hehe

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:53:00 PM PDT 

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These are the gifts that make life worth living. Those are the deepest blue eyes I've ever seen on a cat.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:38:00 AM PDT 

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Looking forward to seeing pics of the little ones when you see them in the nest - how exciting! (I nearly put egg-citing but resisted, LoL!)

The photos of Sweetie are gorgeous. It's nice to see him earning his cat food :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:50:00 AM PDT 

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I did come by and comment the day blogger crashed but it obviously lost it :( Still, I loved all the pics, particularly of Sweetie who is looking gorgeous. Glad to see he is pulling is weight with the chores, LoL! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 8:26:00 AM PDT 

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