Saturday

Camera Critters #58

When we were having our house built, we had the choice between a Pine Tree and an Oak Tree. I didn't even have to think about it. I wanted the oak.

As our years and the tree have grown, the tree has become our favorite part of the yard. It's our beacon.
It has survived heavy rains and was shelter to all the spiders looking for dry land.
It has survived tropical storms and hurricanes.
It lived through a snow storm in Houston.
And it is now providing a safe place for a Mama Bird to await the hatching of her babies.

We ♥ our tree!



15 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful seeing survival like this! And through it all, your tree just grows more beautiful each day! And the little birds are only too happy to enjoy it!

Martha (FL) said...

Is that a mourning dove? I have not seen a nest in so long. The good nesting tree near my house is so thick you can't see a thing! I am sure there are birds or maybe squirrels in there!
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Joy said...

Great photos!

jennyonthespot said...

Awwww!!! Yay birdies!!!!

Babooshka said...

Good call on the tree and Mama dove looks so grateful.

Debbie said...

We are a confirmed tree-hugging family and you can't beat an oak!

rachelizabeth said...

It looks like you came to my house and photographed the tree in my front yard. I didn't think it survived the first winter, but it did and is flourishing now - and supporting bird families! What a great progression of photos!

Gretchen said...

Great series and a surprise ending. :)

Karen said...

What a cool story in photos...

Mama bird looks so comfortable in your tree :-)

forgetfulone said...

This was a fabulous post! Loved all the photos.

Patois said...

Oh, what a great pictorial post. Excellent!

kris said...

great! We have 2 and they shade the whole front yard!! love the pics!

forgetfulone said...

I have an award for you over on my blog!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Awwww...that's cool. Every year, I've had morning doves nest in my Japanese dogwood, but every year, something (STUPID BLACKBIRDS) come and steal the egg. Hope you get babies soon!

Jamie Dawn said...

And your tree loves you!

:-)

Baby birdies. How cute. We have some nests around our place too, and I love how protective and caring the momma birds are when it comes to minding their nests and little birdies.