Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 18, 2018
Today I am thankful that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris, have returned to my feeders. The yellow cups filled with plain water above the feeders prevents ants from getting to the sugar-water in the feeders. (I found them at Tractor Supply Company).

To attract Hummingbirds, hang sugar-water feeders and plant a profusion of nectar-producing flowers. You may have only a couple of birds at first, but don't give up - more will come!

And I am really envious of you folks who have Hummingbirds all the time!

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ospreys, April 18, 2018

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wednesday Around The World
O is for Osprey - a North American raptor

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, March 2, 2018
Look for Ospreys, Pandion haliaetus, near open water with a plentiful supply of fish, their primary food.

Ospreys add new material to their old nests each year; the larger the nest, the longer it has been in use.  Hopefully they will raise another family this year high atop this electric power structure at Pickwick Dam.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Iris, April 16, 2018

Macro Monday 2, Through My Lens, All Seasons, and Our World Tuesday

Bearded Iris, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 13, 2018
Friday was a beautiful sunny day, but Saturday brought heavy rainstorms, and colder weather moved in on Sunday.

Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day April 2018

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7

Bird Alert!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 13, 2018
The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are on their way north. If you live in their migratory path, put the feeders out as soon as your nighttime temperatures are above freezing.


We have not yet mowed the grass this year, so we have plenty of wildflowers blooming. I think this is a fleabane (Aster family).

Wild Violets have formed a large patch under the apple and pear trees.

Another native plant, the Red Buckeye shrub attracts Hummingbirds, Bees, and Butterflies.

The Flowering Dogwoods (native to the southeastern US) are blooming down in our woods.

My mother-in-law bought this pink Flowering Dogwood many years ago, so she gets credit for this one. She lived to be 92, and I inherited all her plants - a beautiful legacy.

The Hellebores blooms are faded, but still hanging on.

If I remember correctly, this is 'Blue Moon' Phlox.

Clematis buds - the promise of things to come!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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