photo taken May 30, 2016

wedded to April

spring clings to your heart and soul

listen carefully

silent is the dew

yet distinct bird calls calming

trees sigh contented

I care not to know

past the then, the present and

what more may unfold

photo taken April 3, 2023

Doves have nested in the hanging plants on our balcony for several years. The first photo of dove eggs in a nest was taken in 2016. Since then, we’ve had nesting doves raise three or four broods each and every year.

The second photo is baby doves sitting comfortably on our outside chair, April 3, 2023. I wish I had a better shot but they weren’t in the mood to pose.

The Saturday Symphony

Ponderous Thought Prompt

From today and through the month of April, find any three aspects in nature, relate yourself to each of them, and publish something on that. It can be dark or bright, just have at it.


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41 responses to “Among the bliss”

  1. […] Continued on Moonwashed musings […]

  2. Lovely poem and images, Eugi.

    1. Thank you, Indira.

  3. Awww this is so special Eugi!
    Thanks for sharing it!💕💕

    1. Thank you, Cindy! 💕

      1. Pleasure!! 💗

  4. Hubby was supposed to block the eaves of the porch…insurance will not pay for damage for nesting birdies.
    But he was too late this year and there is a nest I haven’t told him about… I think it is a robins nest. But it is up to high to see anything inside. It is constructed so that there is only one high opening for the parent birds.

    I haven’t quite gotten to this prompt yet. I have something, but I’m not sure if I’m finished with it or not.

    One day at a time. Thankfully we didn’t get the frost we were warned about last night… but it did get to 36F!

    Looking forward to consistant warmer days to daze 🙂

    1. We had a chilly blustery day yesterday and the baby doves stood on the rail while Mr. and Mrs. Dove relaxed in the nest. Poor little ones were wet and looked cold. Now we have a bright red cardinal visiting us almost daily and he’s such a cheery sight.

      And then we have the ongoing bathroom leak saga. Two plumbers and 4 holes in the wall later and it is still leaking. We’re considering moving. Sigh.

      1. Oh… drat. I have move so many times.
        But once you find the best place –
        I am hoping they can find the leak.

  5. Oh and that poem was beautiful by the way, you have such a kind peaceful vibe, dig it.

    1. What a lovely comment, Damien. Thank you so much.

  6. This post had such a good vibe. I like how the doves are on a chair that looks like a weaved basket.

    1. Thank you, Damien. I took the picture from inside so I was only able to get the back of the chair and the doves.

  7. Doves cooing, blue jays screeching , ducks quacking seem all part of my South Florida experience of spring.

    1. Spring has sprung almost everywhere. Some of my friends north of where I live are still experiencing chilly weather.

      1. Hopefully we’ll absorb some of these springtime thrills on our road trip. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Leigh Anne.

  9. Nice poem. How sweet that the doves nest there. XO

    1. Thank you, Ellen. It’s a treat to watch them.

  10. Brings back memories of when I lived in a house. We used to get nesting rosellas on our balcony. Thanks for sharing.

    1. When we lived in a house in Florida, we had all types of critters to entertain us. Now we live in an apartment In Georgia with an outside balcony, which draws many different types of birds. We love it!

      1. Oh wow how lovely.

  11. Love of Life. You and they are all so fortunate 💖✨

    1. Yes, their presence makes life so much brighter. They must feel safe with us because we spend a lot of time outside and they don’t seem to mind.

      1. 🤗💕✨

  12. How exciting to have a ringside seat as doves raise their families! How prolific they are! Beautiful poem and photos, Eugi! <3 “Spring clings to your heart and soul!”

    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl! It is delightful to feel so close to nature. The baby doves are just precious and make the cutest sounds. 💖

  13. That’s wonderful, Eugenia. Beautiful.💕

    1. Thank you, Grace! 💖

      1. My pleasure 💕

  14. Wow what a privilege to have those nesting doves return year after year….
    We have sparrows and blackbirds nest in our garden… It really is a JOY when they choose the safety of our Human space to bring up their young…
    Lovely images and poem Eugenia <3 Have a lovely Easter.. <3

    1. It’s lovely, Sue and a new family are already building a nest. We spend a lot of time on our balcony and it doesn’t seem to bother them. I guess they’re used to us. You and yours have a wonderful Easter, as well. 💖

      1. 😘🐣💚🐣💚

  15. That’s awesome 👍

    1. It is, Nicole. They are so much fun to watch.

  16. Lovely, Eugi. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Kitty!

  17. How fortunate to have doves nesting in a place where you can see them.

    1. We’re blessed, Sadje. We sit outside on our balcony almost every day and it doesn’t seem to bother them. It’s amazing to see them grow and learn to fly.

      1. That’s awesome.