Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blooming Today (in my kitchen), November 26, 2014

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

T is for Thanksgiving Cactus
First bloom on Thanksgiving Cactus, November 26, 2014
Outdoor Wednesday
Frost on the Encore Azalea
We awoke this morning to 28F (-2C) and a heavy frost.

Happy Thanksgiving!
If I were to write down all I am thankful for, I would need a sheet of paper a mile long!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Macro Monday and Monday Mellow Yellows, November 24, 2014

Oxalis, November 10, 2014
Have a wonderful day!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Camera Critters and Scenic Week-ends, November 22, 2014

October 2014
She was abandoned and in poor health when we got her as a puppy almost 5 years ago.  Her ancestry is unknown, but our veterinarian thinks she is part Chow.  We think she is just perfect!

November 6, 2012
Our Autumn colors have already come and gone this year.  This photo is from 2 years ago.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spirea, November 19, 2014

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday
S is for Spirea

Spirea is a group of about 100 shrubs native to the northern hemisphere. I am not sure which Spirea I have, as it was here when I moved in over 30 years ago. I think it may be 'Ogon'
Buds begin to form in late Winter or very early in the Spring.

Blooms are small, but there are thousands of them!



In the Spring, every stem is completely covered with tiny white blooms.

November 2014
And then in the Autumn, it puts on a beautiful red/orange display.  My Spirea is in
part shade/mostly sun and requires very little care. A great shrub for all seasons!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Chinese Parasol Tree, November 17, 2014

Autumn color, Chinese Parasol Tree, November 11, 2014
Hope you have a beautiful week!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, November 2014

Mums, November 13, 2014
As our the weather gets colder, it is more difficult to find plants still blooming.  These Chrysanthemums are the only blooms I have in my northeast Mississippi, US, zone 7 garden.
But considering the blast of cold weather this week (below freezing at night), I am grateful for whatever blooms I can find.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

To see what is blooming in gardens around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mockingbirds, November 12, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday
Mockingbird perched atop a metal sculpture, September 2013

The Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, is known for its ability to mimic other bird songs.  Occasionally you may hear one mimicking a dog's bark, a rooster's crow, or other sounds common in its territory.  During the breeding season, males sing constantly to attract females and to proclaim their territory. They aggressively defend their young, diving at people, cats and anything else they see as a threat.

October 2014

They are year-round residents of the southeastern United States.  Their diet consists of berries, insects, spiders, worms, etc.  You can attract them by filling feeders with suet, raisins, apple slices or bread, and providing a source of water. 

Outdoor Wednesday
October 22, 2014, Lawrenceburg, TN, USA

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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