New doves, a hawk, and a snag

A few days ago I noticed something I hadn’t seen out back. Doves. A dove is not an unfamiliar species to anyone who grew up in the South, but this dove wasn’t your typical dove. First I saw one. Then there were two sitting on the utility line above the street behind our house. The birds are beautiful, but I have concerns about their new perching spot. Why? A snag and a hawk. Continue reading “New doves, a hawk, and a snag”

Drama of love and war in my own backyard

Ask anyone who knows me where my favorite place is, and the answer would be my backyard. There’s a whole world of wonder there, an ongoing drama of war, love (of sorts), and joy. War, you may ask? In a back yard? Yep. Continue reading “Drama of love and war in my own backyard”