Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Visiting Mourning Doves

This morning I looked out the bedroom window
and saw these two sweet visitors
grazing on some dropped birdseed
at my rock shell beach by the pool.

I quick grabbed my camera to catch a few shots of this pretty couple.

They didn't see me as I quietly viewed through the window.

Suddenly they realized I was there and off they went so quickly
I couldn't catch them flying off.

Such a sweet way to begin the day.

Wishing you 
Southern DayDreams.

Till next time.
Celestina Marie


Old Time Cindy said...

Doves are very shy birds. I have quite a few visit my feeding station and they are Kit Kat's favorite bird to watch because of their quirky little movements. Watching birds, especially this winter, is a favorite little hobby I enjoy.
Farmhouse hugs,

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
thank you for those wonderful pictures! Isn't it lovely to watch the early morning birds?
Happy day to you,
Love and hugs and blessings to your day,
Claudia xo

Dianna said...

The mourning doves are beautiful, Celeste. I am so glad you were able to catch them with your camera. Thank you for sharing them with us. xo

The Cranky said...

What lovely photos of this sweet couple! Mourning doves have always been a favourite of mine; my grandmother used to say that when they called, they were singing a soul to heaven.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I see them here regularly and think their little heads are pretty. They often sit on the deck railing and stare at the house. I call them 747's because they look like a jumbo jet landing as compared to the little songbirds- lol! They like my bird bath to drink from when it's not frozen and they like black sunflower seeds from the feeders although millet is preferred. Mornings are more wonderful when blessed by our feathered friend visits aren't they!

Brandi said...

I've recently seen them too hanging around our bird feeder. They're such beautiful birds.

Jan Hermann said...

Your post reminds me of all the mourning doves that used to flock to our bird feeders...that was BEFORE the building of our Courtyard. We no longer have bird feeders, because the courtyard takes up a good portion of our small lot. There were several occasions when I'd be sitting outside on our swing on the small patio (before courtyard) and I'd have mourning doves that would walk within 2-3 feet of me and look at me and some stood there for several minutes!

Jan ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I love their coos...I remember their sounds in my half sister's garden. Indeed a sweet way to start my morning dear friend.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love the pictures and the sweetness of the doves. How wonderful that you could get a picture of them. YES, great way to begin your day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

TexWisGirl said...

they're really sweet.

if you're interested, i'm sure stewart would love to have you link in the wild bird wednesday at

Rose L said...

I have had a couple hanging around my house!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is a super bird feed area you have there. Interesting! I can only capture doves from a distance..I am too noisy, I guess!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Indeed a sweet way to start your day! Thanks for sharing your photos Celeste.

Junkchiccottage said...

So sweet. I love the cooing they make early in the morning too. Have a great week.

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful sight and great that you were able to get great photos


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Celeste, I just love those little birds. The sounds that they make are so precious and the fact that they mate for life..Great pictures through the window..Happy Wednesday..Judy

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I love to hear them cooing, reminds me of the scripture of the turtle doves! The time of singing has come; Song Of Solomon 2:11-12
Blessings, Roxy

Linda M. said...

Celeste, Those are great pictures of the doves. I have a couple that visits my back yard, I haven't seen them for months. I've also heard stories that they are messengers. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

So sweet Celeste! One of my favorite birds. My grandma, Meme, always said it was good luck to see a pair of morning doves. Thanks for such a lovely view of a darling couple!

Love & hugs, Edie

Alessandra said...

They are so cute and lovely! What a sweet way to start the morning. Thanks for sharing this adorable moment

Donna said...

Your mourning doves are so pretty, Celestina! I wonder if they are nesting around your yard? We enjoy watching them in our backyard too. The love to dine beneath the bird feeders, and get a drink of water at the bird bath. They are such sweet birds, I think!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, what sweet little mourning doves. They look like they're having a great time in your rocks. We had so many of these birds in Galveston and our back yard was filled with them. We woke up each day to coo coo! I have to admit, I do miss that sweet sound. Hope you're having a nice week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

WE said...

Good capture, usually doves are very sensitive, difficult to get close.

cynthia lee designs said...

We have doves here, but I haven't seen them yet this year.

Anonymous said...

Sweet photos. I love to hear the doves early in the a.m. Wishing you a restful night.


I love morning doves and their sweet calling! That is a great way to start the day.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What sweet early morning visitors you had! I've seen lots of squirrels in our yard, but not many birds yet. Great photos!

Pennywise Cottage said...

Oh how sweet you were lucky to get such a good picture..Morning Doves are so sweet!

Stephanie said...

There is something very peaceful and calming about watching the birds. What a joy for you to be able to watch the Morning Doves - your photos are lovely! :)

Enjoy your day, sweet friend. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Mourning Doves are lovely! I had one at my feeder the other day. They're one of my favorite birds to watch. I love the way they waddle. What great photos!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You captured such pretty photos of the mourning doves! Thanks for sharing them. Hope you have a nice afternoon.
Julie xo

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Awwww so sweet! I love mourning doves. There were 2 of them hanging around underneath the bird feeders yesterday. Every summer I expect a female to nest in one of my hanging baskets. That's ok though. :)

Crissi said...

So lovely pictures!
Hug and a good weekend for you

Debbie Harris said...

Good Morning Celestina,
How lovely to wake up to the sweet sounds of those doves. Spring is in the air.
We have a very large, huge actually, pine tree in our front yard next to the creek where I feed the birds as well as the many wild Turkeys every morning, and it is a most wonderful delightful way to begin my day.
We counted 30 Turkeys the other day! Soon they will be nesting and we will not see them as much but they sure bring me delight during the winter months.

Thank you Celestina, for your sweet visit and your kind words. Your comment did not go to my e mail,I guess some are still having problems?

Beautiful blessings for you today!
Much love, Debbie

Feral Turtle said...

I do love the sad sound of their calls. Some great shots you got my friend. Have a great weekend!

Linda Walker said...

I love mourning doves! They are often in my yard and I love waking up to their sweet song. We had an injured dove in our backyard one night. My 106 pound newfie found it, took me to it and was as gentle as a lamb with that little bird. We kept it over night and took it to a wildlife rescue hospital the next morning. They nursed it back to health and released it! Your photos are so nice!
Happy Spring!

Sola Scriptura said...

Very beautiful!

Red Rose Alley said...

aahh, sweet mourning doves, and a perfect spot they landed by your rocks. I see them a lot around here, and they are very special birds.

Happy Spring, Celestina!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You captured some wonderful photos of them. Not an easy thing to do. What nice visitors to have in your garden.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..