I am not a one to blog on a regular basis , but I do enjoy reading your stories some as I’ve said before make me laugh and some bring a tear to my eye. A lump in my throat you know that feeling , well I encounted one of those one day this week. It just happened in my garden as most of you know it is about 2.2 acres, with a lake at the top of the garden. With little nookes and crannies , most wildlife that come here find a peaceful haven. The tree that sits just at the side of the pond by the drive , always brings a pair of ringed kneck Doves. These birds are so special as they stay together till as I may say (death us do part) Walking just past the tree with Wile-e I often look up to see them looking down at me. It always brings a cheer to my heart. Only a couple of months ago one of the Doves disappeared. Leaving the other one alone.
She still visited the garden and the very same tree every day, and she would take a drink from the bird table, or just sit on the ariel on the roof. Suppose I just got used to seeing her there, until two days ago she sat on the conservatory roof (never before) looking quite exhausted. She sat there most of the day until early evening (while walking Wile-e) She fluttred gently down to the path-way and then under the hedge near to where I walk every day. Dusk was upon us so we left her there, she passed away in the night. Normally we wouldn’t see this happen , as you don’t often see dead birds lying around in your garden , they simply just fly off some where to die. So it seemed to me as if to say her last good bye.
The rain has been fairly heavy this week bringing quite a lot of floods in certain parts of the country. As I write this the rain is easying off , but there is more to come tomorrow. Till next time take care and have a good Weekend .
This was taken one evening last week as you look up towards the lake. Nov 2009 .