A peaceful bird

mourning dove

Mourning dove and fresh snow.

A flight of six doves has been visiting the tube feeder and porch railing off and on this morning.

mourning dove

Doves are calm and calming. The yin to blue jay-and-starling yang.

There is actually a species of dove called the Peaceful Dove, native to Australia and New Guinea.

And just because I feel like it, two depictions of doves in ancient and medieval art…


Doves raiding a jewelry box, from the House of Fauns in Pompeii.


Doves perch in a peridexion tree, where they are safe from the dragons waiting below. The dragons cannot catch the doves unless they leave the tree.

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