I went to the funeral of a neighbor and friend on Saturday afternoon. When I stepped out into the gloomy day, I was astounded at what I saw: hundreds of robins in all the trees over his family's house and in several trees surrounding. The birds were all chirping in unison, and the sound was so pleasant that other neighbors were coming out of their houses to look up. I have no idea why they chose to sing in those particular trees, but it's something I'll never forget.

Before leaving for the church, I snapped what photos I could. What beauties these little spring birds are. And may God bless the family whose house they gathered over.

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Psalm 147:7-9

"Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry." (KJV)


I like to change out the image on my desktop every once in a while, and just in case you do too, and you'd like to use one of these spring robins, here are a few semi-hi-res photos for you to use. Simply right-click the photo and choose "Save image as…" You may need to reduce the size, however, to fit your monitor.

Robin hi res 2

Here's a different version of the above photo:

Robin hi res

Robin hi res 3

Enjoy your day!

18 Replies to “Beginning”

  1. Thank you Paulette for this lovely post. My shop is called “Spring Robin” because of my love for these birds, and for the fact I was named after them. They symbolize strength and hope for me, and I hope your friends will receive both of these in their grief. You have such a beautiful spirit, and I thank you again for sharing it with us. I love you, girl!

  2. i can’t remember the last time i saw a robin here in houston. too many mourning doves around and black birds. 🙁
    maybe the robins were sent to comfort the grieving family?

  3. Paulette, thank you for this uplifting, inspirational post. I’ve never seen that many robins together, truly this was a gift from heaven for your neighbor’s family. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos with us. I will be using them on my desktop.

  4. Oh Paulette, thank you so much for sharing this. I am so depressed with cabin fever that I think Spring shall never come. What an amazing sight and sound that must have been. Thank you also for being the spiritual person you are. So uplifting. in gratitude, Cathryn

  5. Simply incredible.
    I believe God orchestrates such happenings to delight and comfort our hearts.
    And thank you for sharing the hi-res versions. I had already clicked one of the small ones for my wallpaper and was sad that it was small. 🙂

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