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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Awwwww… are they REALLY called Zebra Doves? I gotta go google! They sure are cute! I bet they can get pesky though! (they have that LOOK about them!) LOL!

  2. So your final alphabet pictures are for the birds. Zebra Doves what a great way to end. Thank you it has been fun.

  3. I am posting my Y and my Z tonight Quilly, is that allright?
    I love the doves, never heard of Zebra doves before!

  4. Quilly – you astound me. Well done! You made excellent X, Y, and Z posts. And I learned a lot too. Zebra dove huh? Love it. Very original and imaginative.
    I couldn’t possibly have joined this challenge this time round as I couldn’t have kept up daily. I haven’t enough back up of old stuff yet (well, I have, but it is hard copy, need to find it in the loft, scan it in, etc etc…)

    I have found it fascinating, even if I haven’t popped in every day – I have tried to keep up and catch up!

    The one who got to T…. wouldn’t s/he be looking for a “U” now? (not “S”….) ;0)

  5. I love your Zebra Doves… How cute they are in your picture.. Quilly , thanks for being our host for this challenge… it has been a ball.. my “Z’ is up and ready…

  6. Thanks Quilly for a great project – I’m glad I joined in the fun!
    These doves are cute – more fluffy looking than what I normally see!

  7. Melli — all doves are pesky and I photographed these qt the mall near the sweet treat vendors. The bird in the first photo has a bit of caramel popcorn in his beak.

    Zebra Doves

    Dr. John — thank you! It has been fun.

    Jientje — as long as you finish so I don’t have to take the link down! It’s been fun, hasn’t it?

    Cath — I’ve astounded me! And the S was changed to yoU.

    Baba — thank you. I have had a marvelous time, too. I am glad you enjoyed playing.

    Carletta — I am glad you enjoyed the project. I, too, had a great time. The birds are fluffed in warning to me to back off!

    Karen — the closer I got, the puffier they got ….

    Juliana — they really are Zebra Doves. Honest.

  8. The feathers look like plucked artichokes. Are you sure those aren’t plucked artichokes?

  9. Well I’ve never heard of a zebra dove but it sure works well here. A great ending to a wonderful project!

  10. Doug — I’ll let you taste one and decide.

    OC wants to know, is an Arty Choke a stylish hold in a full-contact martial arts demonstration?

    Robert — thanks. I have had a wonderful time and am so glad you joined the group. I don’t have you in my blogroll yet, but you are definitely on my feed reader and you will be seeing more of me.

  11. Wow, those are beautiful doves… cool that they start with Z, haha. It really was a lot of fun and I look forward to more challenges with you.

  12. I love doves, they have such a sweet soft coo…..I have morning doves in my yard here. These doves of yours are very pretty.

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