Friday, October 10, 2008
Spot on New Dovecote
~~~My husband worked on this, when it was very, very hot outside and he was in a lot of pain. He also is not too excited about me taking his picture when he is so hot and in pain, but he stood still for me. Hubby, our son (in-law) Tom, and our #1 grandson helped clear out the rocks, and tree stumps and level the area for the new pen.
~~~My Hubby finished my dove cote ! I think it is wonderful.~My husband (Hubby ) finished building this just in time to take off for business and to do some deer hunting with our two sons ! He put a lot of work into this dove pen. I think it shows!
~~~He started re-building the dove pen this summer. Yes, I said re-building. He had built me a wonderful dove pen about 7 or 8 years ago. The pen was built around a big fir tree, and had a huge Hemlock and two other fir trees around it. During the winter storm of 2006 though, the hemlock tree and the biggest fir tree , the tree the dove pen was built around, why, those two huge trees came down, and INTO our home , through the roof and walls. This was the beginning of the worst two years of my life, and the trees through the house were nowhere near the worst part ! But that is not what this post is about, so back to the dove pen, or dovecote.
~~~You can see (above) the pen sits in front of the house. I can hear the doves from inside the house, even with the windows closed and storms howling. The doves are such a peaceful, comforting presence. "When you love someone, all your saved up wishes start coming out." Elizabeth Bowen~~~Didn't my husband make me a lovely dovecote ? Look at the carved doves in the roof ridge. There are lights inside the pen, and we will landscape the area around it next spring. Actually, our son Tom is a talented landscape artist ( among so many other talents he has ) and he will design and help landscape this area for me at my request, as a birthday and Christmas present. ~~~I put 4 doves into the pen today, and already they are cooing. Did you know that when the doves fly they make a soft whirring noise ? Just thought that was interesting.
~~~"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart." Barbara De Angeli~~~
~~~Thank-you my beloved !~~~