Lulu’s new baby, March
UPDATE! And then there were two…
Last spring and almost all of summer we were the hosts to a family of doves. Well actually, the hanging basket on my patio was.
During the winter the plant in the basket had died and dried to a nice shade of brown. As spring came and I descended on my dusty patio, ready to yank out that dead plant…may it rest in peace. I found that a pair of doves had moved in and used it as their nursery. So I left it alone, dead plant and all.
Once the baby was gone, I was ready to get on with my plans. Only to find out a few days later that there was another family, or maybe the same one…and another set of eggs. Let’s just say that the basket did not see any green until the fall when I placed a little cilantro plant on top.
I am happy to say that the cilantro grew all winter and here we are, March. Ready to add a few flowers to my herbs which hang directly in the view of my kitchen window.
Do you see where this is going?
You got it.
So this year, we are compromising.
They keep their nest and I keep my flowers. Let’s hope.
Last year we learned a few facts, one of them being that doves will return to the same place to have their young.
We believe it is actually the father who sits on the nest, either way…my daughter has named this creature, Lulu.
Welcome home Lulu, we’re glad you’re here.