I went outside early this morning to work in the garden. As I walked past the greenhouse, I heard some commotion inside. A Mourning Dove was stuck in there, flapping against the glass, stuck behind a cabinet on one of the benches, trying to get out.
He/She was easy to catch, and he/she didn't struggle when I pinned him/her into place and scooped him/her up ... didn't even flinch when I took my phone out of my pocket to capture a couple of images to record the rescue. Then I opened my hand and he/she flew away.
He/She probably would have eventually figured out how to get out of the greenhouse on his/her own. I wasn't taking a chance, choosing the direct rescue route to make sure that he/she would be okay.
(By the way, the gardens are beginning to look totally fabulous, and I can't wait to share them with you in a few weeks.)
Sunday Snapshots are posts that are devoted to a moment in time that represents a slice of life in Hartwood, or wherever else I happen to be.
Winter Walk-Off 2017
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