Today is my one year “bloggaversary!”
When I started this site, I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. I hadn’t planned on being a backyard bird blogger. To be honest, I was in the midst of one of those rough seasons of life that we all experience, and found that going outside and taking pictures of the birds nourished my soul. It reminded me that if God cared for them, then He would surely take care of me too. Before long, I found that taking a picture without sharing it felt incomplete. I thought, “Hey, if these pictures bless me, then maybe they will bless someone else too.” So, although this blog started off as a gift from God to me; I hope that along the way it has been a gift to you too.
So, what does one blog about on their one year milestone? Something ordinary? Something extraordinary? I opted for both…an extraordinary, ordinary bird!
For the past couple of weeks an American Robin has been hanging around my backyard. What could be more ordinary than that, right? Well, this fellow looks like he has been in a battle with a bottle of Clorox and come out on the losing end. See what I mean?
Turns out this is an albino robin – not a full one, but a partial one. I think he looks amazingly cool, sort of like the stone wash jeans I had in highschool.
Since he was kind enough to pose in every which direction, we can see that his left side is far less splotched than his right.
He also gave us a lovely rear view, which displays a solid white tail feather. I foresee a modeling career in his future, as he seemed to enjoy this little photo shoot.
Every once in awhile a brisk breeze would blow and he would puff up his feathers, making himself quite fluffy and fat. Personally, I think he looks rather regal.
Just before he flew off, this piebald bird (that’s for all you word nerds) gave me one last look at his left side.
I’m so glad he showed up to help celebrate my bloggaversary!