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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Close Call ..

Hello my dear friends,

you all know about the critters that visit our garden. Amongst them is a pair of doves that love to sit either in our Maple tree or on the fence closely next to each other.

A few days ago they were sitting in our Maple that is right outside our dining room window enjoying the Spring sun. Just as I walked out of the room suddenly there was a very loud bang on the glass and I knew that a bird had hit the window again. I headed outside, my camera still in my hand from taking photos for Todolwen ...

 ... to find a dove hiding on the ground behind a leg of one my grapevine reindeers, that was leaning against the house wall. Then suddenly a noise behind me made me turn around and there was a huge hawk sitting up in the tree looking down. Now I knew why the dove hit the window ~ it was trying to escape the claws of the hawk. A minute later it flew off but I stayed outside for a while longer to make sure that the dove was OK.
At first the feathered critter sat there on the fence for a while, recovering from the shock of hitting the glass but ...
 ... shortly later it perked up again and finally flew off without any serious injury which I was very happy about.

And last but not least ...

... a new photo of our cat Alexia.

I took this from outside our dining room window a week or so ago.

Alexia would have loved to be out there with me but she was only allowed to sit inside at the window that was open ajar. (We don't allow our cats outside on their own for their safety.)

It would be so nice if you would stop by and visit me here at Todolwen sometime soon again,

Until then I hope you are well, and life is treating you kind my dear friends,

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. I'm so happy that your dove was OK and that photo of Alexia is hilarious! :)

  2. The photo of Alexia is absolutely Brilliant!!

  3. Just a quick note to thank you for continuing to inspire me with the lovely things you create, and to let you know that I mentioned (and linked to) several of your patterns in my blog post today. That you for feeding my creativity!

  4. Doves are pretty strong and resilient....love the kitty picture.

  5. What beautiful photos of the dove, I'm so glad she made it alright. I hate it when I hear birds hitting the window, don't you?
    The picture of Alexis is too adorable!!

  6. I see you love your sweet Doves as much as we adore ours.
    We watched "mama" sit on her eggs for many weeks recently, and moving out of the nest to give room to her two new growing babies after about 3 weeks...and then one day...they were all gone ! But they hang around our home, as they know they are safe around us.
    Thanks for your images, they are lovely.