Saturday, June 25, 2011

Breakfast and Birds

It's nice to start each day in a leisurely way. We had whole wheat pancakes with strawberries for breakfast.

While I enjoy seeing my moss roses bloom each morning ...

my little feathered friend enjoys eating the succulent leaves.

Jingles finds her own treat on the balcony. Tender shoots of grass grow in the pots so she gets her much needed greens.


Did you know there are around 300 species of doves and pigeons in the world? After Mariette from Mariette's Back to Basics referred to my visitors as ring-necked doves, I did some research. Who knew there were so many.

Turns out, there are 5 varieties found in Kuwait: Eurasian Turtle Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Laughing Dove and Namaqua Dove.

I think these guys enjoyed a bird bath and a bit of sunbathing before taking off.

Happy Saturday to one and all! Friendship blessings, Tammy

30 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi dear Tammy
Pancakes with strawberries for breakfast look sooo delicious!!
I love your little doves too they're so sweet.
I've just done a post and you're in it - have a look!!
hugs
Shane

Heather - The Good Life said...

Pretty doves; we have morning doves here in Ohio and they make a pretty cooing sound. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend. :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, your breakfast looks delicious! Love all the activity going on outside your door. :)

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, who have so much increhible species of pigeons! Wow! most data are unknown. Your breakfast looks tempting! greetings, Rose Marie.

Faye said...

Tammy, your visit to my blog meant so much. Thanks for taking the time to do that. I know you must be a very busy girl. Your pancakes and strawberries looks so yummy, as do many of the dishes you show on your blog. You must be an extraordinary cook. As for doves, I had no idea there was such a variety of them. Have a blessed weekend.

sonya said...

Hi Tammy,
Your pancakes and strawberries looks delicious! Wow, that many different kinds of doves? God is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us!
Hugs,
Sonya

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those little doves just love it there! Tammy, your pancackes are making me drool! Sure with I had a plate of those this morning! blessings ~ tanna

LuLu Kellogg said...

Jingles looks so cute peering over into the pot looking for her treat!

Have a beautiful day my friend!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Breakfast looks yummy. The girls and I had French Toast and strawberries one morning this week before summer program. We have dove here too. Maybe DH knows their name. I'll ask.

Have a great weekend.

Heather T. said...

Mmmm....yummy beginning :) We have mourning doves filling our tree's and feeders each day. I just love the way their wings create a song when they flutter, they're really precious birds...very sweet.

I'm enjoying your visits and decided to stop in to follow :)

Blessings to you ♥

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY FRIEND,
YOUR PANCAKES AND STRAWBERRIES LOOK HEAVENLY,
THAT WOULD BE A GOOD LUNCHEON DISH TOO, MUST MAKE THAT FOR WEDNESDAY LUNCH WITH JACKIE. WE HAVE MORNING DOVES, THEY ARE SO CUTE. NEVER REALIZED THERE WERE SO MANY VARIETIES. THANKS FOR THE INFO. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING NICE WEATHER, OUR SUN IS OUT, AND IT IS HOT. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
RIZZI

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy...Mmmmm. The pancakes with strawberries looked lush. Nice birdies, too. Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog. Hope your weekend is great. Susan

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Hi Tammy, how are you?
Strawberries and pancakes how nice, a great start to the day.
Julie.C x

Shanda said...

Your stawberries and pancakes just gave me a good idea for breakfast for my family this monring. Love the dove photos too. I accomodate so many animals in my yard...just because it give me joy to see them.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Your pancakes with strawberries look delicious. I love to hear the cooing of the morning doves in my back yard, so soothing and peaceful.

Madelief said...

Hi Tammy,

Your rose looks beautiful. And your breakfast....I would love to take a bite from one of those strawberry pancakes :-)!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Guess the doves pick the succulents' leaves for the moisture that is inside of them! Smart to do so, in order to survive. Jingles loves her salad... poor thing and she cannot eat enough of it I guess. Here we only see the mourning dove and very seldom.
You do get some exotic visitors indeed, several varieties come to your balcony.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Mariette

PS It is my brother who wrote several books about birds and nature in general. I know only limited about them...

Denise said...

I'll have the whole wheat pancakes please! YUMMY they look wonderful. AND I could bring a kitty or two to play with yours. :)

Catherine said...

Your breakfast sounds like the perfect way to start off a Saturday. With a little grass nibbling in-between! :)

We have doves here too. They are always fund to watch.

xo Catherine

Catherine said...

Ummmm.... that would be 'fun' to watch... not 'fund' to watch. haha

Diane said...

Who knew!! I thought we had the Eurasian Collared Doves and the Mourning Doves around here but there might be different species of them. Your pancakes and strawberries look delicious. Diane

Sherry said...

We enjoyed french toast for breakfast this morning but your pancakes clearly top my french toast. It is amazing how many different kinds of birds we see visiting our yard when our feeder is filled. They also like to stop by for a little bath in our birdbath. We do not have the hot weather you experience but did see the sun today and spent some time outside. Thanks for your kind comments when you visit my blog.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am so enjoying all of your critters ~ and your orange kitty has stolen my heart, what a cuty pie! I love your life! Now I am so hungry for pancakes ~ yum!
Blessings,
~Katie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Tammy, Your pancakes look very yummy and I'm getting hungry :-). Jingles is such a sweetie. Isn't it always such fun to watch the cats?
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Tammy..thanks for dropping by..I love your pictures of the doves..aren't they special visitors! Brekky looks delicious too!

Kate said...

Yum! Your breakkie looks divine!
One of our family's favourite things to do is have breakfast with the birds. Oh what bliss.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Thanks for your comment! Those flowers look 'almost' wilted due to the drought. They're so paper-thin and fragile, indeed like crepe paper!
By the way, talking pigeons... please look at this post http://godslittlepeople.blogspot.com/
What a horror. You are feeding your pigeons and so do we but there are other people who act so cruel.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Only Cute Things said...

HI! Nice to meet you!

NICE PICS

XOXO

Yarni Gras! said...

love all these nature photos! I'm sure the birds love having a little safe haven at your place.

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