Joyful
Surprises

Spring is on its way to East Tennessee and with it comes the delightful surprises of nature.  Each day
growth is evident.  You can see green buds and tiny leaves on some trees.  The pear trees have
blossomed and others are following.  The forsythia has displayed its sunny yellow blossoms, and bulbs
that were dormant have sprouted from the ground to provide beauty to our yards and roadsides.  These
things make me smile and give thanks to our Creator.  What fun gifts He gives us each spring!  
My yard is a wonderful place to hunt for treasures.  Although spring comes every year, and although I
emerge from the ground or when they pop open on the bush.  I never get tired of the colors of spring.  I
find myself looking out the window more this time of year.  I find myself walking around the yard and
looking in the obscure and hidden places to see what might have sprouted.  It’s like a daily Easter egg
hunt!  
Sometimes there is a particular plant that I am anxiously waiting to see bloom.  Mayb