Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Dove and Roses

A pair of Improved Blaze climbing roses arch over the supports of my front porch.  Just inside the upper canes is a nest occupied by a Turtle Dove.  She is very brave and does not startle when the front storm door is opened.  The interesting thing is that in previous years this same nest has also been home to English Sparrows and House Finches.  I guess it is first come first served.  I will try to post some status reports over the next few weeks.

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The Redneck Rosarian said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful picture. Blaze is quite a rose. Dove's are pretty smart. The thorns keep other critters from harming their young.... Great post.

Shobha said... [Reply to comment]

So beautiful..I loved the first pic. The doorway with climbing roses.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous archway of roses - your flowers are way in front of ours.

Rinkly Rimes said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful roses. And the dove has the most knowing eye I've ever seen. think she intends to hang on to that nest!

RNSANE said... [Reply to comment]

How beautiful your front door is with those bright red roses. The dove is so sweet with its nest there.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful front porch.

We have had doves nest close to our front door and they hang tough on that nest.

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely entrance. Great capture of the dove. Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

This is just beautiful, Bill. For someone with a green thumb, you grow astounding red flowers! I love the 'reflectability' of your door, too.

As to the dove, she is a very wise bird to trust the likes of yourself. Yes, please, updates over the next little while.

Mel_Cole said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, fantastic captures! I love the arch and that mourning dove pic. Hope you can visit my Ruby Tuesday page here.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful. I would love to have a few more doves move in and few less sparrows.

kassidy's notes said... [Reply to comment]

so beautiful. i've never been lucky with roses. this is beautiful.

caite said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful color and what a beautiful bird.

Hilda said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful and welcoming entrance you have! Little wonder birds love your home.

Magical Mystical Teacher said... [Reply to comment]

The roses, oh,the roses! What a stunning cascade of red!


“To live without red is a sin!”
She said, with a rubicund grin.
“A world without red?
I’d rather be dead!
No crimson? It shivers my skin!”

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