Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Killdeer, June 29, 2016

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, June 6, 2016
Killdeers, in the Plover family, are the most commonly seen shorebirds in the United States. Unlike most other shorebirds, they venture inland to live near ponds, lakes and waterways. Their main food sources are beetles, grasshoppers, and other insects. Also included in their diet: spiders, earthworms, centipedes, crayfish, snails, and seeds. Their name comes from their call: a loud piercing kill-deer, kill-dee, dee-dee-dee!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Canada Geese, June 27, 2016

Blue Monday and Our World Tuesday
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, June 24, 2016
Papa Goose

Mama Goose

With their four babies! The young ones are getting so big I can only tell them from their parents by their behavior. The parents are still careful to keep the youngsters between them, just as they did when the young ones were new-hatched yellow fuzz-balls.

Have a Wonderful Week!

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Barn Collective, June 26, 2016

The Barn Collective and Straight-out-of-the-Camera Sunday
Benton County, Mississippi, USA, June 12, 2016

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Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Critters, June 25, 2016

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 14, 2016
Eastern Box Turtles, though they stay small in size, may live to be 100 years old in the wild. If captured and kept as pets, their lifespan is considerably shorter. This one is somewhere down in our woods. They eat a wide variety of food: earthworms, snails, slugs, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, berries, mushrooms, grass, and flowers.

I'd rather B Birdin'
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 9, 2016
Did you know that Hawks can turn their heads around and look directly over their backs?
I didn't until I saw this one. I think this is a Red-Shouldered Hawk, but I am not sure.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Sky Watch Friday, June 24, 2016

Sky Watch Friday and Today's Flowers

Sky Watch Friday
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, June 23, 2016
Hot and dry - good weather for cutting and baling hay.

Today's Flowers
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 20, 2016
Fritillary Butterfly on Milkweed blooms at my house.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Good Fences, June 23, 2016

Cordova, Tennessee, USA, June 12, 2016

I found this pretty fence surrounding the outdoor eating area at Cheddar's Restaurant near Memphis, Tennessee. We love their ribs and fried chicken. Order a combo plate, and you can have both!

Hope you are having a beautiful week!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wildflower Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 5, 2016
Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus carota, is a native of Europe and Asia that has found its way to North America where it happily grows in fields and along roadsides. Though the buds are pink, the blooms are pure white with only an occasional red spot. According to Wikipedia, when it is grown in the garden it can boost tomato production and provide a cool microclimate for lettuces. However, the USDA has classified it as a noxious weed, and it can be a serious problem in pastures.

Source: Wikipedia: Queen Anne's Lace

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