Sunday, March 29, 2015

Old Barn, March 29, 2015

Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA

I noticed this old barn on the way home from the grocery store on Tuesday.  I had to stop and get a photo; it may not be standing much longer.  The sign says: Posted. No Trespassing, No Hunting.  I stopped the car beside the road and made the photo from the car window using my zoom lens.

Hope you have having a wonderful day!

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sleepy Bee, March 28, 2015
















Early one morning I noticed this bee drowsing on a daffodil; it must have slept there all night.

Have a beautiful week-end!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Trees are Blooming! March 26-27, 2015

Good Fences
Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA













Spring is here!  The Ornamental Pear trees are beginning to bloom, but other (more prudent) trees are waiting awhile. The evergreen trees in the background are Pines.  This fence is at least twice as long as the section you see here, and looks good in all seasons.

Sky Watch Friday
Ornamental Pear trees, March 24, 2015, Booneville, Mississippi, USA












We have had beautiful sunny skies all week, with only a few clouds.


Have a Beautiful Day!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Killdeer, March 25, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wildflower Wednesday

Wild Bird Wednesday and
ABC Wednesday - K is for Killdeer, an American plover that has two black bands around the upper chest.
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferous, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 11, 2015














Killdeer are permanent residents across the southeastern United States.  Though they are considered shore birds, they are often found inland near lakes and ponds.  Their breeding range includes the entire United States and most of Canada. 











Killdeer eat beetles, grasshoppers, boll weevils, ants, caterpillars, dragonflies, spiders, snails, centipedes, ticks, and worms. If near shallow water, they may catch and eat small shellfish. They build their nests on the ground, and their young are capable of some independent activity as soon as they hatch. They can fly 25 days after hatching.











Their call is a shrill kill-dee, kill-dee or killdeer, killdeer.


Wildflower Wednesday
Spring Beauty, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, March 24, 2015










This tiny bit of perfection is the wildflower Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica. 
Happy Wildflower Wednesday!


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring! March 23, 2015

Daffodils, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, March 19, 2015
 
Have a Beautiful Day!

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, March 2015

Northeast Mississippi, US, zone 7
This past month has been rain, rain, and more rain, interrupted now and then by sleet and snow.  But the weatherman has promised sunshine for tomorrow!

Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA














Almost all the daffodils are in full bloom.  I hope that I will have a few late-blooming ones to show for April.













I don't remember the name of these beauties.  Their stems are not as strong as the others, and the rain has bent them over.

Double Daffodils










This double Daffodil is commonly called 'Butter and Eggs.'  As you can see, the buds are really green, but they bloom out a rich buttery yellow.


Hellebores











We call these Hellebores 'Lenten Roses.'  As the season progresses their colors will fade but they will still be beautiful.


Tree buds









I believe this tree is a Red Maple.  I really need to learn more about the trees I have here.

Spirea shrub







The Spirea is going to burst into bloom at any minute!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Red-Tailed Hawk, March 14, 2015

Lee county, Mississippi, USA


I finally got a photo of a Red-Tailed Hawk that clearly shows his reddish-brown tail.  This tall dead tree is alongside the highway north of Tupelo.  It seems to be a favorite perch for hawks scanning the ground looking for their next meal.

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