Same Block, Different House

You may recall my posts last summer, relating how The Dove Family found affordable housing in one of my hanging geraniums.

And went on to raise not one, but two, sets of children (or squabs) in that little bungalow.

Earlier this spring, once again I bought two hanging geraniums for the front porch. They have, thankfully, remained vacant.  About three weeks ago, I saw this hanging bougainvilla at the nursery, and was unable to resist its beauty.

Apparently, neither could The Dove Family.

Perhaps I should consider a career in real estate.

20 responses to “Same Block, Different House

  1. Janda Mueller

    It seems you may already be in the real estate market with the doves, geese, and deer that frequent your yard! Call it the Animal Kingdom or “AK Real Estate” and offer frequent flyer miles to returning customers!

  2. You’ve got a knack for providing the perfect summer home for doves! I’ve got to admit – it’s a nice, safe spot to raise a family…..just too tempting to pass up. Who can resist moving into a home that’s not only safe but comes complete with a surrounding flower garden as PART of the home?!?!

    Pam and Sam

  3. Dianne K is……DR. DOOLITTLE! 🙂

  4. You have a knack for providing affordable housing for people in need! This is a lovely place – maybe I should have you find something for me! Not that I am in need or anything…just jealous!

  5. That’s what happens when you have such a desirable neighborhood!

  6. They know a good neighborhood when they see one and most hospitable hosts too!

  7. So sweet! I love to hear their cooing.
    *anna

  8. Those bird brains won’t pay you any rent! Just kidding…I know you love watching them raise their little birdies!

  9. oh, too cute! 🙂

  10. this soooo made me chuckle and I can COMPLETELY relate!

    I had the same thing happen for two years in a row. I am certain the same Mourning Dove came back the second year to have her babies. What is with Mourning Doves and hanging baskets?

    We really do have to give the Mama’s credit though, by nesting in a hanging basket her babies are safe from cats and other predators, unlike if she nested in a tree!

  11. I hope you get as much joy from having them as they get from nesting with you!

  12. I have to agree with some other folks here … they just know good surroundings when they find them! – a great neighborhood is a BIG selling point !!

  13. So cute! We have purple finches nest in our hanging pots many times. It’s a bit tricky to water these plants after the birds move in, isn’t it?

  14. They have moved on up in the world! Good for the doves!

  15. Waking up in a garden every day? Who could ask for more?

  16. We have the same thing going on in one of our hanging baskets…only it’s a family of “cat birds”. Not sure of their proper name, but will find out before I finish my blog post on them.

    p.s. I received the book today! Can’t wait to get started 🙂

  17. Such beautiful hanging baskets of flowers! Apparently the doves agree….what better place than to set up housekeeping, in a basket of flowers!

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    The dove likes so at home in your beautiful hanging basket. Enjoy your tenants Dianna. Hope JR has a good Father’s Day.

  19. I’m sure the doves would be delighted for you to take up birdie real estate! You could have an entire neighborhood!

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