So last Friday I witnessed the final chapter of the story of this nest, built in an old rusty sconce alongside the front door to my garden cottage.
I had taken my granddaughter out to see the baby dove again.
All of a sudden, the baby took flight right off the nest and over the fence, followed immediately by the mother dove. I hope with all my heart that it is safe and exploring it's new world.
It was so fabulous to see this come full circle. A gift I've been given for sure.
As it seems the mother dove intends to use it over and over, the nest will remain right there.