Monday, August 18, 2014

"There Are Faeries at the Bottom of My Garden"...Still!

First of all, I fibbed. 

I said you all had seen the last of the Tuberoses for this year.

And then I took these photos of the last ones...the truly last ones

with some of my transferware... and I had to share them.

Two of my favorite things together.

To paraphrase Lord Byron...

"And after all, what is a fib?

'Tis but the truth in masquerade"

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Thank you for indulging me!

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And now, the Faerie/Fairy House...

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This one has been my favorite of all, so far...

and it is going to live with a sweet friend in Tennessee...

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But first, I had to play with it just a little bit more...

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My little "setting" for the houses, in the antique iron kettle

had become quite lush and wild and a little overgrown!

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...But the "landscaping" was easily tamed for a few quick shots of the house

before I carefully boxed it up...and took it to be shipped...

I always wish I could just hand-deliver them!

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(A pair of matching shoes on the steps, for my new friend...

hopefully she'll find time in her busy schedule to "play" a little bit, too...:) 

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Just one "buggy" pic!
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One more thing...

The baby doves have hatched!

This was Saturday...

(Look at the little egg-tooth on the one on the left!)

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One of the parents stays with them constantly,

unlike the robin parents who were always out foraging for food for their babies...

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Well, constantly until my trying to move some of the Moonflower vines overhead

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got to be just too much of an intrusion!

The mama flew off (not far) with all that flurry and bluster that doves do...

(It's a wonder I didn't fall off the ladder, but I was kind of prepared for it.)

I didn't mean to scare her, but was glad for a chance to get a better shot of the babies!

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I found an article on Mourning Doves at Birds and Blooms, here.

They are also called Turtle Doves... (I had forgotten about that) and

feed their babies something called "crop milk"... really interesting...take a look!

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This was yesterday ~ Sunday ~ barely room for Mama!

That's all for now...

More updates on the little Doves to come ~ (I need a Dove-Cam!) ~

But no more Tuberoses, promise!

Have a great week, all!

Love,

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10 comments:

  1. Can there ever be too many tuberoses? ? ? Those little doves are so cute! But, that new fairy home has me melting! You just keep getting better and better with them! I just love them! I want a whole village of them in my garden!

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  2. I just love your fairy houses. They are beautiful. The doves are very sweet. Fun to watch.

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  3. Love the baby doves. How lucky to get to see those.

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  4. Well Anne, since I've been gone so long from my blog, your tuberose's are new to me!! And they are so pretty. I never tire of looking at your houses, it boggles my mind how you do these. Looking forward to dove updates, the photos you took are gorgeous.

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  5. Hello Anne,
    Such beautiful tuberose's. It's little wonder that you wanted to include a few more pictures :)

    My goodness, your attention to detail on the little fairy house, is amazing!! It looks so real!!
    You will have a grateful new owner of it, I'm sure.

    Great pictures of the doves! Aren't they just the sweetest??!!

    Enjoy this day, my friend.

    K.

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  6. Dear Sweet Anne - those tuberoses with the transfer ware are gorgeous...I am so glad you fibbed! Wow the doves are fabulous...you are so fortunate to see their nest and watch them grow - can I come visit?? Laughing to myself when you talked about climbing up the ladder to get pics and move the moonflower vines over them. Your friend in Tenn. is going to love that Faerie house - I think it would be hard to part with it...especially with those lovely shoes on the doorstep. Take care and thank you for your lovely post. As always I sure enjoyed my visit. Take care and have a great day. Hugs Pixie

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  7. Your blog and pics could be in a magazine. LOVE IT ALL

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  8. Your fairy houses are incredible...I wish I could shrink down and live in one! Amazing in their details! Hugs!

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  9. Anne, your photography is incredible. I Don't know how you get such close shots of the mother with her babies. And the buggy photo.....is that a bee? It is very different.
    I'll miss the tuberoses. They are gorgeous and perfect in the blue and white treasures.
    Enjoy the day in your gorgeous garden. Still mostly inside here! ;-)

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  10. I'm interested in purchasing your adorable fairy houses...how do I do that?

    Anxiously waiting in Washington,

    April Scott

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