Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Unlikely couple...

I was watching this dove while I was walking on the pier the other morning
Looking carefully
 you can see the pipe has similar markings to the dove
gray undertone
rusty red ring around the neck
and at closer inspection
 the dove even has green highlights  on his neck and head
Now here's the kicker
the dove was flirting with the pipe!
I watched for awhile
stunned at his confusion
And then I got to thinking
how I too had experienced the same misguided attraction
Mistaking what I WANTED to see
rather than seeing what was actually there


  1. They really have similar coloring! My, I wouldn't have believed that animals and birds can get mixed up, just like us... So often we pursue what we think we see!

  2. Oh my gosh. That is adorable.
    Flirting with a pipe.
    So endearing.

  3. Crazy bird...had to laugh though...because I have done it myself! : )