Sunday, May 15, 2011

Have you ever seen a baby dove?




Well, up until a few days ago neither had I. I see adult doves all the time since they are regulars at my backyard birdfeeder. 

One day last week I was walking in the yard watering plants and two doves flew up startling me and causing me to drop my watering can.  I looked a bit closer and what do you know but on the ground beside my rosemary bush was an itty-bitty baby dove.  Now I am no ornithologist but through the powers of deduction (the parent birds) I knew without a doubt it was a baby dove.

What to do?  Well, I couldn’t leave it on the ground so one of the stray cats in the neighborhood gets him so I figured I would pick him up and place him in the crook of a tree.  He stayed there just fine and in the evening I went to check on him and what do you know--the mother bird was sitting in the crook right along with him.  His wings were fairly developed, and I really thought he could fly if he put his mind to it. 



I watched itty-bitty dove and parents for two days and on the third day they were gone.  Do you think I saved him?  I like to think so.

I also want to say that after the bad week I had with computers and such I almost felt like just chucking it all and never logging onto a computer again.  The sun came out though, only figuratively since it is still raining around here, and I found that I won…me…who never wins anything won two different drawings from two of my blogging buddies!!!  And to think I was going to withdraw from ever posting anything again.  I was ready to close down CRYSTAL CLEAR forever.  Thanks to all who comment and to all my blogging friends. 

Special thanks to Wanda at brushstrokesfromtheheart.blogspot.com and Carrie at caramiabella-art.blogspot.com  for making my day!  Be sure to visit these wonderful artists.  

19 comments:

Heather said...

WHAT?????????
close up crystal clear????? NO WAY NEVER! I would miss you and your humour and talent way tooooo much!
ok, is that CLEAR??? :)
What a sweet dove, i am so glad you saved it and that the mother came back, sweet story indeed! thanks for sharing. my daughter loves the pic...she is sitting with me, as we blog this morning! xoxo

Lee Pierce said...

Great save Crystal! Thanks for sharing the photos. I haven't ever seen a little dove before ;^)

craftattack said...

I would be very unhappy if you closed down your blog, I love reading what you write and seeing the pictures. The baby dove is sooo pretty, never seen one that close before! Valerie

Purple Pony Art said...

Oh Crystal, how kind of you! I do think you saved him for sure. What a wee little thing. Aw, my heart is just melting! I love a happy ending :-)

Marlene said...

How sweet, I have never seen a baby dove either. You surly saved him. Don't close up Crystal Clear, cut back if you must but don't close. I am with Heather, I would miss you.

Maggie said...

Don't close down your blog! Computers can be a big PIA, but please hang in there! On a brighter note, I do think that you saved that cute little baby dove.

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal! So cute! Good for you! I have never seen a baby dove! Thanks so much for sharing this! You made my day ;o) And, congrats on your wins ;o)

lenoracle said...

Awwww soooo sweet!

Wanda said...

Close shop ~~So glad that didn't become a reality, although I've been ready to throw in the towel a couple of times.... It's the friends I made that keep me going.

YES, YES, YES...You did save that baby dove and I'm sure God is smiling down on you as he sees every bird that falls.

Your gift will be in the mail Monday.

Love and Hugs
Wanda

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful story, Crystal....now what's all this talk about closing your blog? May it never be! Your wonderful stories, humor and photos are a blessing to all who read your blog. :)

ger chouinard said...

BEST Story Crystal about the dove family and GREAT pics. Yup the computer thing made me crazy too ... can't live with 'em ... but certainly can't live without them. Oh well, the blogger 'thing' is over for now, 'till the next time and we'll get thru that too! Thx for the visit!

Betsy said...

So sweet! Love the ruffles!

Leovi said...

Beautiful, in Spain we call them young. As a child at home have raised repeatedly fallen chicks left the nest and older uo playing with the cat andthe dog as a pet again, even slept together.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Glad you stayed around. I love reading your blog.

Daniella said...

I came here to tell you that I added you to my blog list! Because I think you are awesome!!!

And then I see that you thought about closing your blog? WHAT???

You are an amazing artist!! I love all that you create!! Bad weeks suck, totally. I have had 18 lately, I think. I am so glad that it all worked out!

And the baby dove? Definately a sign!!

xxDaniella

Pam Tucker said...

Let me echo everyone else and say no you can't close down your blog! You would be missed!!

And thank you for posting the photo of the baby dove. You did save him, I'm sure. Poor thing just needed a little help that day. So glad you were there! ;)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm sure you saved he baby dove for sure! Adorable photo.

*Honest Abe said...

We have had some sucky weather here too and most of us are a bit tired of gloudy, dark, gloomy skies filled with rain. But it may be making up for last summer when we had a prolonged drought.

It is hard to save baby birds. If the bird is on the ground and the parents know it they can usually support it without any problems and will get it to fly into a tree up away from predators. I do my best not to move them but leave them but then I don't have stray cats but a raccoon will eat a baby bird as will a crow.

jamberry_song said...

Awwww, wonderful dove story! I'm so so so so glad you didn't close your blog down. :) :) :) That would have been so sad! We would have missed you so much. Reading your blog always brightens my day.

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