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Picture of the Day - September 27, 2009

God will provide...

Photo of a dove's nest in a flower planter.
Photo courtesy of Shirley Meeks.

When God created the earth and the animals that would inhabit it, He instilled in each of them the understanding that they would need to build a home and a life for themselves and their families - and he also gave them the "know-how" to get the job done. Sometimes the little piece of the world that we humans have claimed for ourselves can be shared with one of God's other creatures, and that can be a very satisfying thing indeed.

Photographer Shirley Meeks recently discovered that her little corner of the world is being shared with a dove, and by sending in this picture she is allowing us to share it as well. Here is her story behind the image:
    "This is a picture of a dove who made a nest in one of my planters.
    She made it on the landing of my stairwell. When my son was coming
    home one night, going up the steps he frightened her and she in turn
    frightened him when she fluttered out of the nest. It scared him so
    badly he started laughing at himself."
       --Shirley Meeks

 
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Bill Rainwater
    Town: Erwin, TN

    What a wonderful picture Ms. Meeks. I love feeding the doves in my back yard and I have several pairs of them living in the thickets on my property. But none of them have been so bold as to attempt to share my home. Lucky you!
     
     
    Name: Tina Thatcher
    Town: Lowell, IN

    The dove looks pretty happy sitting there. I had a starling build a nest on my front porch and the little rascal wouldn't even let me enter my own house. My husband finally had to run it off and destroy the nest. I'm happy that your "tenant" is a dove instead. Nice job on the picture too.
     
     
    Name: Anne Marie Stuart
    Town: Minersville, PA

    How cute!!!
     
     
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Doves make wonderful semi-pets. Keep them fed and stay out of their way and they'll hang around for a lifetime (their lifetime of course).
     
     
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Enjoyable!!!
     
     
    Name: Juanita L. Ruffner
    Town: Negley, OH

    What a 'chuckle' story, Shirley and even more delightful that the dove nested there...Looks quite comfy and truly a sweet honor!

 
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