Among the bliss

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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Published by Eugi

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost

41 thoughts on “Among the bliss

    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.

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  1. 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 ❀ Have a lovely Easter.. ❀

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    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. πŸ’–

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    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. πŸ’–

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    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.

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    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!

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


    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.


  2. 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 πŸ™‚

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    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.

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