Spring Sightings


  Lately I have loved sitting here at my kitchen table and watching the goings on at the bird feeders. This morning I watched this squirrel leap to the feeder, swing around then leap off again. Some think of them as a menace, but I sort of like watching them.  


  Sam was not having any of his shenanigans.  They had an old west stare down. I swear they had an intense “who’s going to blink first” contest. Well the squirrel blinked, then Sam threw herself into the window! Sam won. The squirrel ran away. Good girl.

(Yes, that is a bb shot hole in the lower right hand corner of the window.)

(Famous last words between a mother and son, whose practicing his shooting skills on some soft drink cans lined up on this here brick wall…Me: Point that thing AWAY from the house! Son: Aww, don’t worry Mom, I haven’t missed a shot. See?….crack.) 

 Also around the bird feeders was a baby bunny. Awww….sooo cute. Sam chased it away by her usual throwing-her-body-against-the-window. Sam. 

 Sam was barking away at something under a bush. She would run to me all excited then run back to the bush, totally wanting me to see what she found. And here it is! A snake skin. Where there is a snake skin, there is a snake. Hopefully it’s a good garden snake. 

 Again Sam was barking away at something. “Look Ma! I found something!” This time it was at something in our tree by the garage. At first I didn’t see anything, but upon closer inspection I saw this little sweetie. Oh my doodness! Check out his mohawk.  

  A few weeks ago, I spotted a robin swoop into the jessamine vine. I think this is sooo beautiful. I wish I could sit and watch her weave her nest. It’s perfect! I’m betting the fluff of fur came from Cappy, the dog next door.  
 About a week later, this little guy hatched. His little fur/hair/feathers/fluff looks so soft.  At the back of the nest, I see the mud momma robin used to hold it together. How did she do that?

  And now about 10 days old. Wow. Absolutely amazing.
No, Sam has not been able to get near these sweet babies. Momma Robin does a quick dive bomb whenever Sam gets near. When I have been watering, I’ll notice Momma with a worm in her mouth. I’ll stop what I’m doing to watch her feed her babies. I’ve felt completely overwhelmed by this scene. It is so beautiful to see God’s perfect creation in action. 

Have you taken the time to notice the world around you? God’s hand is everywhere. Look for it. And praise Him.

Thanks for dropping by, 


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