Pam-perings: What I Love About Spring!

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭

At our home in the Appalachian foothills, we are fortunate to experience all four seasons…and we enjoy the distinguished elements of each one!  Hebrews 13:8 tells us that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever…and He shows himself in different ways during the different seasons.  In the summer, we see the sun’s glorious light reminding us of the True Light that came into our world.  Autumn’s changing colors refresh our senses while the unmatched sunsets remind us of His faithfulness.  The winter brings a season of rest as the days are shorter, reminding us that we need Him for everything.  And spring announces that He is making all things new, with its blooms and blossoms!  And that is where we find ourselves today…spring has sprung!  The signatures of the new season are everywhere you look!  I wanted to share my favorite things about spring with you today!


Strawberry Pickin’

Have you ever walked through a strawberry patch and eaten strawberries straight from the vine?  My mouth is watering now thinking of those sweet red berries that come into season around this time every year!  About 5 miles from our house is Norris Farms, and I make sure to go several times every spring to get the freshest and sweetest strawberries in our county!




Annual Beach Trip

Every year in May, Butch has a conference in Sandestin, FL…and guess who tags along?  I have always loved the beach, but for reasons different now than when I was younger!  I used to lay on the beach for hours on end, but now I love the view from my balcony with a cup of coffee in hand!  The Sandestin area has great shopping and the freshest seafood…which is perfect for this foodie!


Alfresco Dining

*If it’s not raining on a spring evening, chances are high that you will find us outside eating dinner!  We love to take in the fresh air and God’s beautiful creation while we wind down our day! You have seen many tablescapes in our garden and on our patio…and they will be making their 2016 debut soon!  If the weather permits, alfresco dining is my choice…whether at home or at a restaurant!


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During the spring here in the South, you will find dogwood trees, azalea bushes, and wisteria in their full glory!  This time of year is when flowers begin to fill our world with the most vivid colors! They bring refreshment and a little pollen too!





All Thing Outdoors!

I mentioned that I love to eat outdoors, but I actually love anything outdoors!    We love to grow (and eat!) tomatoes, and we fill our days and nights enjoying the handiwork that God has created!  We are surrounded by water here in Northeast Alabama…making everywhere you go a photo opp!


What do you enjoy most about Spring?

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  1. Kim says:

    Yes! God’s beauty is everywhere! Thanks for sharing your love of spring. You’re so blessed to have a strawberry farm nearby. They look scrumptious! I’m so happy for you…that you get to enjoy such beauty in water scenes, sunrises and sunsets…and also go recline on the beach each May. God is so good to us! I hope you have a fantastic week!

  2. My favorite season, Pam! Your outdoor dining opportunities look amazing. Since I’m new to your blog subscription, I’m looking forward to dining and gardening posts – both of which I love. The pollen this year is merciless on me – seems I’ve been hit with it hard, and it’s made this past week miserable. Hoping to knock it with some otc meds I started. Have a great week.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Rita, thanks so much for subscribing and taking time to comment! I love the outdoors, but the pollen here has gotten to me. I sweep the porch and 5 minutes later, it is yellow-green…and I am sneezing constantly! I know it will be over soon!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Here in Colorado we have to wait until the middle of May to start gardening as we can have snow and freezes until that date. I am a southerner from North Carolina and long for the beautiful Springs you get in the South. I make a trip back to Nirth Carolina usually in May because it’s my daughter and my sisters birthday. Their birthdays signal that the strawberries are ready to pick there. The picture of you carrying two buckets full of ripe goodness got to me. Am making reservations for my flight soon. Can’t wait!

    • Everyday Living says:

      We do have wonderful springs and autumns in Alabama, but the heat and humidity in the summer are stifling! Hope you enjoy your visit to NC! Thanks so much!

  4. Such beautiful photos Pam, and I am so grateful to see bright sunshine this morning after the total rain out weekend! I can’t wait for delicious strawberries and al fresco dining! May and October are the best months at the beach to me, I’m sure you’re looking forward to your trip. I am looking forward to hydrangea blooms bursting across the South soon! I hope you had a wonderful Easter,

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, thanks! It poured rain on Sunday! We hosted our family and we had a great afternoon of eating and conversing around the table! Hopefully, the pollen will leave soon and we can eat outside! I always love going to the beach in May! Blessings

  5. Noreen says:

    Hi, O.k. so you’ve got me hankering for the south or even Ca. I haven’t been to the area you’ve shown-but it is beautiful. What a beautiful home you have there too. I sure miss Azaleas, wisteria and dogwood-all of which we had in Ca. We may have to check out this area for a future trip. I love spring and summer as well, because we usually eat dinner outside as well. We are headed to the islands this next weekend and I can’t wait for some warmth and being at the ocean. Thanks for sharing such a glorious area and beautiful tablescapes.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Noreen, I am so excited that you are going to the islands!!! Is the trip in celebration of your birthday? Hope you and your husband have a marvelous time! If you have never been to northeast Alabama, it is really pretty with mountains and lakes!
      Hugs and blessings,

  6. Valerie says:

    I love the way you think. We live on a farm in southern Oklahoma and I’m going to work on a strawberry patch. I’m your newest follower. Nice to meet you. Looking forward to your posts.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Valerie, welcome to our new friend! Can’t wait for strawberry picking time! Love to make strawberry cobblers and shortcake! Headed over to visit with you!

  7. dolores says:

    Ciertamente nuestro mundo es la hermosa obra del Creador. Tenemos un hábitat maravilloso a pesar de que los humanos nos empeñamos en destruirlo y destruirnos….¿lo conseguiremos?…si seguimos tal como ahora de seguro que sí, al menos cerca de estas latitudes en que yo vivo y que tanto daño hacen a mi alma.
    Queridos amigos Pam y Butch, vuestra página es una maravillosa ocasión para disfrutar de la palabra de Dios y de su hermosa obra.
    Me encanta la naturaleza y su color… y vosotros nos mostráis lo bello del mundo, cosa que agradezco a Dios el haberme mostrado vuestro camino lleno de paz y belleza.


    Certainly our world is the beautiful work of the Creator. We have a wonderful habitat although human endeavor destroy us and destroy us …. do you get? … If we continue as now sure did, at least near these latitudes in which I live and that both damage done to my soul.
    Dear friends Pam and Butch, your page is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the word of God and His beautiful work.
    I love nature and color … and you will show us the beauty of the world, which thank God for showing me your path full of peace and beauty.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Dolores, gracias por las palabras de aliento! Dios, el Creador, nos da tanta belleza para disfrutar! El envío los mejores deseos para un miércoles lleno de belleza y resto de la semana! Abrazos, Pam y Butch

      Dolores, thank you for encouraging words! God, the Creator, gives us so much beauty to enjoy! Sending warm wishes for a beauty-filled Wednesday and remainder of the week! Hugs, Pam and Butch

    • Everyday Living says:

      Angelina, three different varieties of strawberries sound wonderful! Hope they grow and produce an abundance!!

  8. Rhonda says:

    I enjoy everyone of these that you shared! And I can’t wait to see more of your wonderful, charming tablescapes! I need to do more alfresco dining… you’ve inspired me! We’re about three weeks or so from Strawberry season, can’t wait! Hope you had a nice and blessed Easter! :) …thanks for dropping into see me and for the sweet comment! ~Rhonda

    • Everyday Living says:

      Rhonda, I can’t wait for the fresh strawberries. I love to make cobblers and shortcake! Wishing you a most blessed season of spring!

  9. Stacey says:

    Pam, you have the ability to make everyday so beautiful. I’m going to take lessons from you and remember to put those that extra spin on things to make them special.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  10. Carol Cook says:

    Your photos are wonderful and they brought back memories. We live in one of the top strawberry producing counties in the nation and have strawberries nearly year round. When my kids were little we used to go strawberry picking and make jam. Now we just eat them fresh.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC and bring back my memories.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Carol, I can’t imagine being able to get fresh from the vine strawberries year round! How perfect!

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