I came in from the backyard on Wednesday where I had been taking photos.
I still had the camera in my hand when I saw two mourning doves
enjoying an afternoon nap out on the front porch bench.
Not wanting them to fly away, I carefully and quietly shot these photos through the window.
Their coloring is beautiful.
Don't you love that lime green eye lid?
I watched them for quite awhile, just taking in the quiet beauty of the two
as they napped on the shady porch in the heat of the afternoon.
I am deliberately slowing my pace this summer and enjoying these moments.
This evening they will soothe us with the sounds of their gentle songs.
And we'll be listening.
"Lighten up while you still can...don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
and take it easy."
(lyrics by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey)