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Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am so honored to receive this lovely ARTE Y PICO award....and especially honored because the lovely RHONDI at ROSE COLORED GLASSES thought I was deserving of such an award.
So many thanks to you, RHONDI.....I will display it proudly.


I'm sorry to be "hung up" on this little bird family but.......

I've never been this close to a nest before with a good camera and I've enjoyed watching this little one grow......
SO FAST !!!!!
FOUND the pretty egg APRIL 12TH


(you have to click on the picture to enlarge to see the little, tiny sweet baby)
Only 6 days later, that baby is a LOT bigger.

I had NO idea little birds grew that fast.....I must really lead a sheltered life !

Looks like the mom is about to smash the baby..

Sometimes when I look at them, the mom is standing up, just above the give it some air, I suppose...

Taken TODAY, 27th

I haven't done research to find out how old the baby must be before it trys to fly...

I DO know that I will miss them both !!

Blessings, bj


Picket said...

Good Morning BJ...Oh I love the doves ...there is nothing like the beauty in nature that touches our hearts..and your post on Aunt Frankie's linens ohhhhhhh what a have something so beautiful and made by a loved one's very own hands...they are beautiful girl! Hope this is a wonderful and blessed day for you dear friend!

Picket said...

Welllll Miss's Dorothy Jean...but only my parents can get away with calling me that! lol lol You best stick to Picket or Dot! lol lol Love you sis!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations on your award, BJ. You deserve it! Your 'baby' has grown so much. The wonder of God's creation and His design for little ones to grow and go out on their own. I'm sure you will miss the sweet friends who adopted your home for a time. Perhaps next year Mama Dove will return to honor you with another miracle of birth and growth. ~Adrienne~

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
The little dove is so precious and I had no idea they grew that fast either. I learn something new everday. Sorry I haven't been around to visit, but after I posted last Wednesday, I got busy and then my DH got home Thursday morning and then our oldest daughter's birthday was on Thursday and we had ballgames and then her birthday party on Saturday. I did put up a new post this morning and even put some pictures on there as well. I did get your card you sent me. "THANK YOU" so much for the nice card. It was so sweet of you to send it to me. I don't check our mail everyday. I usually check it about once a week. LOL. Seems like all we ever get is bills and junk mail and I'm in no hurry to get all those bills. LOL. "CONGRATULATION'S" on a very well deserved Award. You do deserve every award you receive. I am still having some coffee this morning as I made another pot. I only got 2 cups out of the first post because I had to share it with my DH before he left out this morning. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Well how sweet is that baby dove!


Congrats on your award, you are a deserving lady!


Beverly said...

What a blessing to get to witness this birth and nurturing. I am so glad you shared this with us.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning Sweet BJ,

What beautiful pictures of momma and baby! I love that last one :)

Oh, I'm showing my kitchen today ;)


the feathered nest said...

Congratulations on the award! What beautiful pictures! The duck eggs at our town pond have hatched too and it's so fun to see those babies!


Susie said...

Love your sweet little bird story. So fun to follow in pictures :)
We have loads of doves in our yard, but I have never seen a baby!
Congratulations on your award!

Holly (Nickname) said...

oh, BJ~
What sweet pictures of those birdies...I have 2 bird families living on either side of my chimney but I can only see them coming and going and the nest is very high up. This is sooo sweet..Momma looks happy...
How have you been, sweet BJ??

beddow said...

I have mourning doves but never had the chance to see the babies so glad you shared this.
Today is Jessimple birthday. Caroline put up a space if you get a chance to wish her a happy birthday!

Nan said...

Hi my friend. I'm back! Bailey is back to normal.
I have missed you so much. I love your little dove pictures. It's so fun to watch their development.
Stop by for a visit.

PAT said...

Hello BJ, Happy Sunday!

I enjoyed seeing your bird photos. Beautiful Dove mama and baby.


Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Goodness it is growing fast!

Have a great ☼day!

Feathering My Nest said...

Congratulations on your award!

Oh that is the sweetest little bird family. I love seeing Momma take care of baby. Enjoy your Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Hi BJ, thanks for sharing the dove pictures. Every year we wait for March and the arrival of our "little yellow bird." She nests in the same place, and our lives are richer by being able to watch her and then hear the babies. Then one day it's too quiet and we know they have flown away. But you know what? It's worth that sad feeling of missing them because watching their little world for a time, and waiting for next year is an amazing thing!!! Love, ksarra

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Bj! You are so deserving of that award with all your beautiful decorating ideas and all the fun things you share, like your little bird! I love birds too and always love to see the nests and how they grow. Hey, run over to and see how she is displaying her vintage linens! I know you want to know what you can do with yours and these are some of the best ideas yet:>)

Deb said...

Great pictures, love to see the birds., Congrats on your award:)

Midlife Mom said...

Oh those pictures are wonderful of the baby mourning dove!! I am just loving watching the progression to adult size! We have them here but I have never seen a baby or even a nest, I don't have a clue where they nest here. He sure is growing up quickly!

Be sure to stop by and see my antique hair receivers, I think you will like them!

Congratulations on the lovely award!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Sunday Evening BJ!

Congrats on your deserve it! I so enjoy coming to visit you.

What a sweet dove and baby...I would be sad to see them leave too.

Anita said...

I so love coming and checking in on your doves! What a sweet baby...

Congrats on your award! :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I've never seen a baby mourning cute and getting so big. I'll have to come by again soon for an update. Somebody drew an awful nice picture of the mourning dove, too!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Awesome, my friend. I love this story. Have a good night! Terrie

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Meggie said...

Thanks,BJ, for sharing the progression of the egg laying, hatching and observation of the fledgling.

Mary Isabella said...

So sweet. We have a nest of baby sparrows outside our den window. We adore watching them and hearing them...Have the most beautiful Monday ever...Mary

Cowboys & Custard said...

Well done dear BJ on this wonderful award and may I say that it is very well deserved..!
I wish that little dove jnr a safe maiden voyage and I am sure they will be sorely missed by you..
I love your new banner... fab!!
Maybe it isn't so new.. I have been terrible at keeping up to date with everyone recently.. sorry!

Much love

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH BJ, Thank-you so much for sharing these pictures with us what a beautiful thing to witness!
Have a great day,

Diana Lyn said...

good morning again BJ, Love your dove story how sweet, and I adore vinteage linens! I will think of you next time i find some. I also love your post for sweet Deena! Big pink hugs Diana Lyn