For many months now my patio has served as a bird sanctuary and birthing center. I can't remember now how many twins have hatched either in my flower pot (the most popular spot) or up in the rafters. Here are the two newest little ones. I was lucky to snap these photos while mom was out for a few minutes hunting for bugs. It's amazing that the little doves have such scruffy feathers when the mature doves are so sleek.
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. (: