Friday, July 18, 2008

Our Mourning Dove Mama

This little mama was so devoted to her little babies...there was never a time that I went outside and she wasn't there in her nest over the past month. I really came to enjoy her being here and liked the fact that she felt safe being close to us. I wondered how she was feeding them and learned that they feed them "milk" that is regurgitated from the food she eats. I guess that explains it!

Well, Tuesday I went outside and found a little tiny feathered baby bird on the ground right below the nest (dead). I felt horrible for her ~ I talked to her a little bit and wasn't sure what to do with it. I had to do something or else Molly / Tantrum would find it.

This afternoon I went out to check on her and found another little feathered birdie with its wings spread out (obviously had taken a shot at flying) dead in the same place. These little birds were of pretty good size and I just can't figure out what happened. That poor little mama bird....

I looked online and Mourning doves only lay two I guess that's it for her. I wonder if she will try again.... I felt her loss with her as I, too, lost two little ones of my own.

Tonight she is not in her nest....I think she's moved on.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Our San Diego Trip

Hi! I just wanted to share a few pictures from our trip over to Coronado. :) We had a great time hanging out on the beach (yes, we spared you the swimsuit pictures!! :)), we went to the Wild Animal Zoo which was incredible and just spent more time wandering through town and Seaport Village. It was a perfect little get-a-way! :)
Here's out little bunglaow ~
We found a dog beach and were very entertained by this huge St. Bernard who LOVED the water!

Sneaky waves!!

A very large paw print of a very large lion ~ thank goodness he was sleeping! :)Mama and baby elephant ~ they were having a great time together that day!Asian elephant ~ aren't these tusks amazing! He looked like a wool mammoth (less the "wooly")
Pride of lions just basking in the shade ~ amazing!

Monday, July 7, 2008

God's Whisper

So let me paint you a picture....

The room is getting darker as the sun is setting very low in the sky. The blinds are closed and there are slivers of orange sunlight gleaming in through the areas of the blinds that don't completely cover the window. I have my Willow Angels sitting on my dresser, almost all of which are enveloped in darkness. I had just put some laundry in the laundry basket in my room and was heading toward the door. I briefly glanced over to my left to find this magnificant shadow displayed on my wall. The words read "HOPE". I realized the sunlight had captured one of my Willow Angels....a little person with one arm stretched way up high holding a sign that says "hope". For some reason I felt like God was talking to me. It could have been any other of my numerous Willow Angels that caught the sunlight last night, but it was THIS one.....a big bold beautiful message to have hope! It was just what I needed! :)