Beanery Online Literary Magazine

October 15, 2008

A DOVE STORY RETOLD: JASMINE AND JEWEL

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

A DOVE STORY RETOLD: JASMINE AND JEWEL

 KATHLEEN

     Fluttering and cooing the Mourning Doves chased each other back and forth across my balcony porch. They made such a commotion I began watching them in earnest. Mating season was in full swing! After covering the potting soil with loosely laid straws and grass, the female dove perched on the empty window box planter and laid two cream-colored, one-inch eggs. I knew nothing about dove mating habits, but was thrilled I’d been chosen to observe this “up close and personal” process.
     Quickly, I learned the male and female participate equally in the nesting vigil. The female usually sits all night, while the male (more…)

August 15, 2008

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 2

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 2
JEWEL (Little J) (2)
Kathleen

To read JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY in two parts: JASMINE (Jazzie) (1), click on   JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1  

Little J, my Jewel, was smaller, fragile
yet alert; she toddled in the dirt and tried to fly.
Weaker, for reasons (more…)

August 14, 2008

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY   Part 1
JASMINE (Jazzie) (1)

Kathleen

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Two baby doves became very special loves
when they were born on my porch flower planter.
Sitting next to them in my Adirondack chair
we had many (more…)