Southern Blues

It's Met Monday with Between Naps on the Porch
It's Met Monday with Between Naps on the Porch

I’m blue today because there has been quite a change around here this weekend. The robins have left the nest. It seems so quiet. I have pictures of them leaving that I will post on Wednesday. They were so sweet. We have spotted them out with their parents since they left, but, the nest is quite empty.

First we had eggs.
First we had eggs.
Then babies came and we watched the parents nurture them and saw them grow.
Then babies came and we watched the parents nurture them and saw them grow.
Looks like a lot of work to me!
Now they have left the nest.
It's Blue Monday with Smiling Sally
It's Blue Monday with Smiling Sally

 I do have some great pics of their leaving I will post on Wednesday. Y’all have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Today’s Lagniappe: Baked Stuffed Tomatoes
A great way to use fresh summer tomatoes

6 med. tomatoes
4 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. chopped onion
1/2 c. fine, dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
1 1/4 c. grated process cheese

Wash tomatoes and cut a thin slice from each stem end; scoop out centers, chop and set aside; invert tomato shells and allow to drainMelt butter in small saucepan; add onion and cook until soft; remove from heat and stir in crumbs, salt, pepper, cheese and chopped tomato.

Sprinkle insides of tomatoes with salt, pile stuffing into shells and place in shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Serves 6.





24 responses to “Southern Blues”

  1. Kathleen Avatar

    How life, always amazing!

  2. rita Avatar

    Oh, how I remember having a view of this process from my brother’s bedroom window. I truly treasure those memories of watching this whole process. It’s so clear in my mind that it was as if it were yesterday. Thanks for taking me back to wonderful memories. Stop by and visit and if you like what you see, don’t forget to click the “follow” button so that we can inspire each other more often!

  3. KBeau Avatar

    What fun that must have been to watch those birdies hatch and grow up. We had doves nesting in some vines on our screened porch one year. Lots of fun.

  4. Judi Avatar

    Happy Blue Monday…I’m sorry you are feeling rather blue. It is lovely to have a family of birds in your life like that but nice that you have those wonderful pictures to remember them…and they will be back again…
    have a lovely day

  5. Teri Avatar

    I can’t wait to see your photos on Wednesday. I just saw both parents come and feed their babies. But, my camera was in another room and I didn’t want to move. So “tweet”!!

  6. Barb Avatar

    Christi, this is just so sweet. Love it! Happy Blue Monday.


  7. Linda Q Avatar

    Awww I think nature makes for the best metamorphosis’s (?)!
    Thanks, fun to see.
    Linda Q

  8. Sheila Avatar

    Those robins eggs are just amazing in their color! Oh, how pretty! I love that you had those babies and got to see them hatch and fly away! So neat! I’ve enjoyed seeing their adventures, too. Thanks so much for sharing…

    Happy Blue Monday!


    Sheila 🙂

  9. Mary Avatar

    I’m anxiously awaiting the flight from the nest. In the meantime, Ill keep myself busy with your wonderful stuffed tomatoes. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Roeshel Avatar

    Aw! How cute! Beautiful photos!

  11. Pam Avatar

    Beautiful pictures. We’ve had 5 Robin nests this year but none we could capture good pictures of…so fun to see. I’ve been dive bombed by the momma’s but barely been able to see the tops of the baby heads. Their blue shells are gorgeous.

  12. Susan Avatar

    it’s been fun to watch their progress! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

  13. Knitty Avatar

    Awwww….thanks for sharing those sweet photos!

  14. Sally Avatar

    Oh! Save that nest! What a neat thing to use to decorate the inside of an apothecary jar. Thank you for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  15. Rainey Avatar

    Awwwwwwwww they DO grow up too fast! I’ll be looking for the baby pix Wed.

    Have a happy week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  16. Teri Avatar

    Your story is so sweet. We just realized that we have a nest full of baby birds on top of one of my wreaths on my front door. I posted photos on my blog. (Post under Metamorphosis Monday) I think you’ll enjoy seeing them. I’m looking forward to your photos on Wednesday.


  17. Lorna@Lace and Ivy Cottage Avatar

    What great pictures. We also had a bird’s nest on my front porch, but I couldn’t get close enough to get pictures of the eggs. They’ve hatched too. Isn’t nature amazing?

  18. Linda Avatar

    **** Ooooh, that was soooo precious…. those are just SPECIAL MEMORIES you never forget, and they ALWAYS bring a smile to your face and a special warmth to the heart! Thank you for sharing! Warmest, Linda *

  19. Barb @ Grits and Glamour Avatar

    Oh what lovely pics. I have also been watching and photograohing some birds. There were SIX eggs and the babies are now so big I am worried that 3 of the babied have suffocated. I stress about it. LOL Can’t wait to see your pics.

  20. Shelia Avatar

    This was a precious post! Love the birdies!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  21. Marty Avatar

    Oh they are such fun to watch. I can’t wait to see the rest of the pics. Hugs, Marty

  22. Christine Avatar

    Those birds are really cute! Hopefully they’ll keep flying back…Christine

  23. Jadehollow Avatar

    Can’t wait to see the pics on Wed.. it’s been great seeing their lil journey.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  24. Richella Avatar

    Those sweet little babies, all grown up! Thank you for recording their journey for us.

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