Posted by: Brenda Kula | February 5, 2009

Elegant Yard Creatures


I love the doves. They’ve always been one of my favorites. Bob-bobbing along.






About to bloom…



Simple sparrows or elegant doves, they are all welcome in my yard.



  1. The sparrows have such wonderful song, and I don’t even mind the sad coo of the mourning doves. 🙂 Your garden really looks great!

  2. what winter beauty! We used to have doves, that ate the leftover bird food on the ground, so pretty! That pink flower is a primrose isn’t it?? Great shots today:)

  3. It’s nice to see the sparrows all sitting together in your birdbath, and I love the mourning doves too. I have a lot of those, they visit me regularly:)

    If these are current photos, I somewhat envious, because it’s still too cold for flowers and even buds, here in northern Virginia:)

  4. When I get my gravel all spread in the new bed, I want you to come over and help me arrange all my pots, birdbaths, and various yard art. Also, help me decide what else I need to “fill” the space in the back yard. Don’t worry, I’m sure it will be April or so before I get all that gravel work done.

  5. Those sparrows sure love your birdbath. And I too like doves. Sweet little ones.

  6. Brenda, I thought of you a minute ago. Working in the yard today and noticing that my pansies look nothing like yours. They’ve suffered from the ice we had last week. They will pop back up with the warm sun though.

    I can see and feel some little signs that spring will come. The birds are singing much more. 🙂

  7. Oh, look at those cutie-pies in the bird bath! And how ‘springy’ everything looks. Sigh. The cold wind blows here today, but tomorrow is supposed to be warm.

  8. Wow, that purple pot is really pretty by the purple flowers.
    I wondered where my dove lovebirds went to. Maybe if I had the sunshine that you have in your yard, they would leave TX and head back north to OK.

  9. I’m with you…unless they are very bossy or little pigggies like starlings, they are welcome to the feeders. I love the “bob-bob bobbing along…now I have that tune in my head! gail

  10. To me, the faces of doves are kind of like lambs; you can’t help but smile when you look at them. They have such sweet and serene expressions.

  11. Oh yes I adore Doves…..I had some nest in our arbor and they were so sweet the male and female caring for their baby…. but I draw the line with house sparrows….. they are MEAN to my blue birds….. I can NOT abide that….. other sparrows are ok but NOT house…..
    Your yard is so peaceful even in winter mine is dead… dead

  12. No doves in these here parts but lots of pigeons, we feed them still every day , they eat a 17 pound bag in 10 minutes flat, the recognize our car its halarious…but in this weather those precious seeds are keeping them alive.

  13. Hi Brenda,
    I love the primrose! Doves are so sweet. I have some of the same creeping phlox!

  14. I love to hear the doves–there is something very serene and peaceful about that sound to me.
    Have a good weekend Brenda.

  15. i love the doves too. You just gave me another reason to look forward to warmer weather (like I needed another reason). I can’t wait for spring!
    ♥, Susan

  16. It looks so warm, colorful, and inviting in your neck of the woods Brenda!

    I just love mourning doves. I’m with Linda @ Meadowview Thymes – there’s something very peaceful and serene about that sound.

  17. Hi Brenda 🙂

    It looks like Spring is already there! I love watching birds.

    I’m so happy you were able to meet Nola. It looks like you two had a great time 🙂


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