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Mourning Dove, Ohio - Love the sound of their cooing in the morning, we have a nest just outside one window.

The sinner sees the love of God, the beauty of holiness, the joy of purity; he longs to be cleansed and to be restored to communion with Heaven.

One of my favourites are wood pigeons. They are docile and mate for life. Did you know they also drink through their beaks like straws? No other bird does that! (Only the pigeon family)

In the process of writing my recent book Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love, I collected the most profound, compelling and even surprising quotes about love that I could find, and thought a lot about how they corresponded to different stages of relationships.  I’d like to share...

~~ Rooiborsduifies / Laughing doves by Elizabeth Kendall~~

The very best of Rabbit Carrier's pins - Victoria Crowned Pigeon shows off its beautiful maroon chest, red iris, and lace-like crests - ©Jillian Mitchell!/portfolio/C00003fCNGhzF9Ow/G0000W9HqbHHH9CY/1

MOURNING DOVE Zenaida macroura ©Laura Quick The species’ scientific name was bestowed in 1838 by French zoologist Charles L. Bonaparte in honor of his wife, Princess Zénaide. The bird is also called the Western Turtle Dove, American Mourning Dove, Rain Dove, Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds.