“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
We had a pet mourning dove, Lonesome Dove, for over 14 years. The dove's call is one of the most soothing, mellow, and beautiful in the entire Bird Kingdom. This from a drab little creature. Notice how most birds with spectacular plumage have harsh and grating voices. Love birds, parrots, and cockatiels may be popular pets, but they have noisy and super-irritating shrieks!