An Amazing Surprise

Every year, spring itself is like a huge surprise to me.  After a long, gray winter, I’m always surprised at how stunning the bright green grass looks and how breathtaking the sun looks, streaming through leaves.  After many years of this, it seems that feeling wouldn’t happen, but it always does. More sun and more color = more happy.

And, sometimes, there’s a surprise right outside the back door.  Like this robin’s nest. (Surprising, too, how fast the mama robin built the nest.) But the biggest surprise of all…

robin's nest in spring

was this little guy.  The nest was so high, that I had to reach up and point my camera into the nest, without a visual of what was inside.  After I took the picture, THIS was what I saw on the screen (!) My favorite spring surprise so far.

baby bird, waiting for a meal
spring in my yard

What’s outside your back door this spring?

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  1. I'm so glad to see new posts from you!! And those pictures are breathtaking! We live very in the woods so last spring's surprise was five bears in our garden – a mama and four cubs! This year we found a cute salamander and a hornet's nest! Not good surprising, but surprising. The grass is very lush and the tulips are so vibrant, they're almost done for the season. This is my first spring without terrible allergies so I've been very much enjoying it.

  2. WOW, that is so wonderful Pam. What a gift for you to find this hungry little bird on your camera. Thank you for sharing your blessing with us. I'm in awe. God is good, ALL the time. ~ Abby

  3. That is a amazing picture that you took of the baby robin. Springtime has always been my favorite time of the year. ;o)

  4. Love that surprise.
    I had an "out my backdoor" moment too but just haven't wanted to post my pic of it. It was a bald eagle. Although an amazing bird (and very large)it was in the process of finishing its breakfast which was what I'm sure was a swan.

  5. Living creatively … love it beyond words. You sparked something in this momma today. Thank you.

    It's a delight to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness.


  6. {Melinda} That is SO awesome. Love when God surprises us with an expected glimpse of His handiwork! Gorgeous photos. 🙂

  7. That's an awesome picture of the little baby bird!

    Now that the snow has finally melted, my backdoor shows Peonies that are finally growing.

    Stopping by from SITS girls 🙂

  8. I feel the same surprise each spring. Funny how it sneaks up on you even though you know it's coming. That nest shot is awesome! I hope spring continues to bring you joy.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. … you are such an encouragement. I absolutely love your heart for your family and your gift of writing. I am going after the joy of mom in my life. And I could use your gift. To share your wisdom, encouragement, and joy of mom.

    So, I am trying something new. Posting on my lil' blog about mom. Momma notes. Would you consider joining me and sharing a post from your blog. It doesn't have to be a new post. There are so many on your blog I could choose. Simple mom words.

    Monday I will have a linky thingie. My hope is that we can be encouraged and encourage other moms.

    If I did it right, you can find it here …

    Be blessed bunches,

  10. So sweet! We love springtime here in Tennessee. We have ducks down the road at our pond and they love to come up to the house for treats.

  11. HI!!! I have been strolling through your blog & enjoying every bit of it! We have some birds that do this very thing on our porch! We have to remove it as the bird- mites are pretty bad & the minute we walk out on our porch, we begin to ITCH! LOL So, watch out for those little critters they bring with them! 😀 I just wanted to come by & tell you THANK YOU for following my blog & let you know, I appreciate all of your support! ((((BIG HUGS!!!))))

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