“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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On the Wings of a Dove©


linking to Good Fences




Stealth, concealment; not a noise it made.
Through the looking glass spying; eying us.
Slowly, quietly, advancing upward
watching...
...making haste; withdrawing from harm's way.

Ultimately finding safety
still watching...
...with its wings, using current as aid,
hefting its weight through the air.
Thereupon, ceasing the day!!

On the Wings of a Dove
© 2014
by: Hootin' Anni


It's near another weekend that I'm sure all of you that work outside the home with a 2nd job/career [yes, 2nd job...'cause the 1st job is keeping a house a home] are looking forward to seeing it in reality! Right?
Okay, so that being said, I have some reflections and sky-watching to do/find...

When we came out of the park near our main library the other day, what did we spy on our back window? This. And it's reflected on the glass along with a palm tree from high above:


...it goes without saying, I'm sure you know what's coming next?!! Yep, by the time I slowly worked my way around the car to get it to jump [but it finally flew instead] off so as not to harm it ---the car needed a wash job!!! If you get my drift. The bird, a dove, was a young one. Still had some down on it in spots around the head and getting the adult plumage and colors in other areas.


Just a short distance from the park more reflections as I walked out on the jetty in the bay waters to turn around and face the seawall and one of the many gazebos that line the boulevard...
Linking to: Saturday Photo Hunt -"Streets"





128 comments :

  1. Amazing, you have such skills.

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  2. Really nice post. I like the photo of the dove with the reflection of the palm tree on the car. xo Jenny

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  3. how kind of young Mr Dove to take time out of his day to pose for some pictures. Adorning your car with his calling card was totally unnecessary though :)

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    1. I know...he was very accommodating. LOL

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  4. Pretty dove and awesome reflection shots. The fence shot is great too. Have a happy day!

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  5. Beautiful reflections! I love the fence shot too.

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  6. You are one talented lady. The poem is wonderful! It matches this post perfectly. Nice fence, too.

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  7. Love the fence shot and poem.

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  8. What a compilation of talent here. Delightful post, Hootin' Anni. Love all of it.

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  9. Great fence and I love the dove shots too :D)

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  10. Once some birds get a look at a reflection that's it for the day - all out war! We had our tiny fairy wrens attacking the windscreen of out car on our last trip away.

    Nice image of the dove.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Yep....I know just what you mean here.

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  11. Great perspective on the click of that beautiful rustic wood fence! I never realized fences could be so charming! Your little dove gave you some great reflection shots! Good Morning!

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    1. ...indeed, charming. And most times, quite artful.

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  12. Ah. That is just lovely! I love the sound of the mourning doves that we have here.

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    1. ...they do have a pretty song to be sure.

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  13. That looks like a healthy vine growing on that fence!

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    1. it is...all over [not just the fencing]

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  14. The Doves have been visiting me lately. They rock and roll on the feeders and knock the seed to the ground for the other birds.

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  15. lovely dove! great fence, too! thanks, anni!

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  16. Thank you for such sweet perfection, in your words and all the photos!

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  17. Good to see photos of a young dove...probably thought it was on a Brinks truck when leaving 'deposits'.

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  18. Love the beautiful doves, but like you, not their aftermath!

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  19. I did not know you were a poet ... and a gifted one at that. This was a beautiful post starting with the greenery adorned fence to the Dove and the Gazebo reflections. Oh my, you are good!

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. ...be still my heart....I thank you very much Andrea.

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  20. I love everything about this post. Well done.

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  21. "...one the wings of a snow white dove, HE sends HIS pure sweet love...."
    Ferlin Husky....one of my all time favorite songs.
    You got some amazing shots....and that fence is wonderful.
    xo

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    1. BJ....you've been missed. I'm really happy to see you stop by. Thanks...and I too like that song.

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  22. What a beautiful place!! Your photos are wonderful. Hope you got your car washed off before the paint peals! ;) Your poem is excellent and beautifully descriptive. You have many talents!

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    1. OMGoodness...thanks so much Terri

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  23. Pretty little dove!

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  24. What a sweet little young dove. I've never seen one this young before, so this is a treat. Great reflections, too.

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  25. That is one sturdy fence. A nice surprise with a bird and the reflections - well done.

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  26. Happy Thursday Anni
    I love your poem!
    I'm dealing with sciatica issues this week I'm way off my scheduled way of reading blogs...getting up every 30 minutes or so then piddling then coming back.
    Hugs C

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    1. ...hope you back feels some relief soon.

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  27. I love that first shot...and the dove is beautiful. They are the picture of gentleness!

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    1. ...your nesting swan is great too Rose.

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  28. I hope this will come through I have been looking for you and I have missed reading your blog.
    I love the doves, we have been hearing them in the morning here and I just love it.

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    1. Sharon? Is that really you?!! You've been missed. I sure wish you could blog again. Thanks for visiting.

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  29. what a lovely young dove.... sorry it made a mess!

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    1. ...it needed a good washing anyway.

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  30. Oh he's a pretty one. I had a few a couple of weeks ago in my front yard and I just sat and stared at them out the window. I love your poem!

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  31. Beautiful, perfect shots for all, Anni!! I love them! I'm sure the dove appreciated the bathroom!!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. LOL...well, I've never seen our car as a bathroom before...but ya, I guess. lol

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  32. The reflections are just lovely. And yes, the dove does look very young! I have not heard this Wings Of a Dove before, but I remember another song by the same name.

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    1. ...that's 'cause it's a poem I just wrote for this post Ginny.

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  33. Great reflections, and I love the overgrowth on the boardwalk.

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  34. Lovely weathered fence and a treat to see the juvenile dove. Visiting from 'Good Fences'. - Karen

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  35. Beautiful photos of the dove - she must have liked your car! Perhaps the window was warm?

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  36. Beautiful photography of the dove and the water reflections for SWF ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. ...thanks Janet...I'm not sure where to find you with Google+

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  38. Your little dove was getting a bird's eye view of itself!

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  39. Wonderful pictures of fence and pigeon!!! Wow, GREAT reflections and the dove is different kind from we see here. So happy for your double cerebrations for coming Sunday♡♡♡

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. a double thanks here Miyako!!

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  40. Love the pictures of the fence. Reflections in the water are always so interesting.
    You do a great job of capturing beauty.
    So happy to have you visit Timeless Treasures. Thanks for the nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

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    1. I always enjoy your blog Audrey...thanks for stopping by.

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  41. gespiegelt
    wundervoll Anni
    LG vom katerchen

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  42. HiAnni Sturdy fence and amazing reflection

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    1. ...Margaret, I'm glad you enjoyed this post.

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  43. Great reflection shots! My Skies

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  44. came back to thank you for your kind comment this morning. really meant a lot, anni. :)

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    1. ...sweet thing,you!!! And every word I posted about your ranch, pond, horses and whistlers/birds is true.

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  45. Great shots and great poetry.

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  46. That is a great fence. Lovely doves, too.

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  47. Always enjoy your running commentary with your photos. Your words add so much atmosphere to the moment. Love the dove reflecting on his moment with the palm behind him and beautiful watery reflections.

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  48. beautiful shots.

    frankly my dear

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  49. I love the shots of the doves. All the shots are good but I am very fond of mourning doves.

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    1. I love to listen to their song...

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  50. I love listening to the doves in the early morning. Sweet!
    xo Catherine

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  51. That sure looks like wild pickle vine growing on that fence!

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  52. awesome reflection shots...

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  53. Lots of clever reflections in your pictures. Happy Mother's Day!!

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    1. ...thank you, and happy Mother's Day to you too

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  54. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THAT LAST SHOT.

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    1. ...thanks Jim...I walked out...way out on the jetty...for a blog photo like this. Lol

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  55. Anni, just stopping back to say thanks for linking up with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. ...thank YOU for hosting sweet Eileen.

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  56. The dove is very pretty and so are the reflections.

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  57. Nice shot for this week's photo hunt.

    Have a great weekend.

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  58. That dove / car / reflection shot is absolutely amazing :)

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  59. Wonderful shots of reflections.

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  60. doves always make me calm

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    1. ...they DO have that effect, don't they?

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  61. i love your poem and the good fence pic you've shared. glad you were able to capture the dove before it flew off. equally sorry that you had to clean your car off. hope all else is well.

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    1. ...the car needed to be washed anyway....but still. lol Thanks for the positive feedback.

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  62. Love your shots of the young dove - and your poem!

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  63. Woah re your incorporating so many memes into a single post -- and at the number of comments you've correspondingly got! :O

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  64. Nice reflections!
    I think if I owned a car wash I would be grateful to birds!

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