10.12.2009

Blue Monday

I killed a plant.  I know this surprises you.  But I did.  Right outside my kitchen window.  But as providence would have it, the dying plant in it's pale pink planter had the happy occasion to woo Mrs. Robin who was looking for a place to build a nest for the upcoming event.  I had front row seats to the main attraction.


She was fidget-y, knowing I was peeping out the window at her gloriousness all the time (and wondering how such a woman could be a good mother, what with all the dirty dishes in the sink).  But Mother Robin was a trooper.  Eventually we spied these:

Surely the most beautiful color in all the world.....she eventually filled her nest with 5 of these beauties.  Unfortunately, because her next was not under cover, one morning these jewels just disappeared.  I was crestfallen for awhile, but thankful at least for the few days I had of witnessing the majesty of Nature, literally right outside my window.

This has been linked to Blue Monday, my first time participating.

21 comments:

Sally said...

What a terrific post! Happy 1st Blue Monday, Cindy.

REbekah said...

How amazing...simply amazing! I am so sorry to hear they did not make it but what a sight while they were there!

The White Farmhouse said...

I just love the color of robin's eggs. I find myself being drawn to this color lately. I'm glad to know that I am not the only plant killer though. My husband says I am the only one that he has ever known that can kill a silk plant. I put some fake poinsettas in the basement one year and the mice feasted. Ah well....

Jeanne said...

Robin's eggs are so blue and gorgeous. I have always admired a robin so much. How sad something took the eggs. Glorious photos.

Hugs, Jeanne

Mary said...

Your photos are gorgeous. The color of those eggs is almost unbelievable. Thanks for sharing that picture with us. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think robins' eggs are so beautiful. I always feel a little sad when I find a broken one on the ground, but hope it actually hatched and wasn't gone after by a blue jay.

LV said...

What a great blue Monday feature. You were lucky to get such good pictures of the bird and her lovely blue eggs.

Sue said...

What a beautiful blue----Nature provides some of the most beautiful colors.

Sue

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I couldn't close my jaw for the longest time while reading your awesome post. Beautiful, and such a special uncommon find!

Until I came to the cage lady of course. My comatose state just snapped into snickering. She kills me...

Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how gorgeous! My very favorite blue of all are robin's eggs! Your pictures are just magnificent. I'm so sorry the eggs were lost, but hopefully, she will visit you again and hatch a group of babies next year.

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Maggie B said...

The blue of a robin's egg is the bluest blue I know and so attractive to predators.
Lucky you that you had the chance to watch her on her nest and see the 5 eggs if even for just a short time.
Happy Blue Monday
Maggie

Heidi said...

You were so lucky to have witnessed the mama bird nesting. Those eggs were the most magnificent color - one of my all time favorite colors! It's sad that they were taken, nature doing it's thing...
Hope you have a wonderful week. Can't wait to hear who will win the giveaway!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Shy said...

Wow, you witnessed one of the magical things that happen in the life of bird.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Sweet bird and such a beautiful blue. I love to watch birds out in my back yard.

Cece

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I so agree with you , the eggs are just the most beautiful color and it truly is a wonder of nature to see. What a blessing you got to witness a small part of it. Thanks so much for all of your kind and gracious remarks when you visit. I really do appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Vicki ~ FL said...

What a great post for your first time at Blue Monday but sorry the eggs disappeared :(

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Your photos are beautiful. I'm so sorry, ms robin lost her eggs. We had a robin's nest on our pergola last spring and I did a few posts on my robin and her eggs. It's so thrilling to watch the progression of eggs and then the little baby birds appearing.

cottagewish said...

Just a heavenly hue. Don't they look so perfect?

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

I love this blue! It is the exact color I would like to paint the legs of my yet to be built zinc topped coffee table. Gorgeous pics!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What gorgeous photographs!! That blue is just the very best color, isn't it?! How nice of Mother Robin to create such a beautiful vignette for you, right outside of your kitchen window!

Jill said...

It's amazing when a part of nature comes close, isn't it? Even if I'm just watching a squirrel out my front window, that's a moment when I'm truly being still. Thanks for sharing your moment, and thanks for visiting Life on the 'Throw!

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