So you might remember in September when I discovered a mama dove in residence in my patio flower pots. Well, a few days ago I saw a twig pile in one pot. I removed it once, twice, three times. I wanted her to build her nest UP in my roof rafter. She didn't take the hint. The fourth day when I went to investigate I saw mama dove sitting serenely in the foliage. And when she was not nesting I took a quick peek and saw a pair of eggs so I guess we'll see twins again soon. And she lets me water the plants around her. She just watches calmly.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: