Two summers ago Rob and I were sitting at the table sipping our coffee on a Saturday morning when a beautiful white dove landed on the deck railing.
This lovely creature spent the summer with us eating on the deck and fluffing up to sleep on the window sill at night.
We enjoyed her company, but worried about what would happen when winter came. She solved that problem by flying away in the fall. We think she was part of a flock that is released for weddings and other events and she chose to rejoin her companions. We do miss seeing her around the yard.
Wednesday I knit this in her honor. I like the way it turned out. It has a very pretty ruffly edge to the tail and wings. If you feel inclined to make your own dove, the pattern can be found in the book 75 Birds, Butterflies and Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield. The book is available on Amazon.