It's the first Blooming Friday of the month! Welcome! This Spotted Dove came to check out my mango tree as a possible nesting site. Its mate was amidst the leaves and there was a lot of cooing and flying to and fro...Decision making takes time!!
Although in other gardens, the leopard lilies have stopped blooming, mine has chosen to put up a show now. A single bloom to start with, but any beginning, is exciting! The other blooms at the moment are the Crown of Thorns/Euphorbia milii.
The mango tree has been a hot favourite with raucous crows. I'll have to wait and see whether this lovely pair of doves picks it to raise a family.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau