This dove was watching from the roof of my car port. When she saw me watching, she flew to the crape myrtle tree and watched patiently from there, aware I am certain that I was still watching her.
Now she is casually sauntering around the lawn trying to convince me she has no harmful intent.
HA! I know what she is up to. She is not wandering far from my parsley plant.
I had noticed a black swallowtail butterfly visiting the parsley and last week I found the future generation. I covered them with netting but I have to remain vigilant over those wily birds.
My sister opined that I am being cruel to birds by depriving them of a food source. I consider it stewardship of increased food supply for the future.
They are growing fast and quickly demolishing the parsley.
I was kind of starting to think about the trip back to Vermont but now I am torn
over maternal responsibilities.
It may take a while for the process to unfold.