Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chrysanthemums, September 21, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 19, 2017
Today I am thankful for September's cooler weather that alerts the Chrysanthemums that it is time to bloom!

I hope you have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Killdeer, September 20, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
K is for Killdeer - an American Plover

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 24, 2017
Killdeers, Charadrius vociferous, can be found all across North America. Though classified as a shore bird, they may live far inland near small bodies of water. Their name comes from their call, a shrill kill-deer, kill-deer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Smiley Face, September 18, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 10, 2017
Keep on smiling!

Sometimes outdoor art pops up in the most unexpected places!

Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Barn Collective, September 17, 2017

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, September 8, 2017
A friendly barn

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Your bird for today is...

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, September 7, 2017
an Eastern Bluebird!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Critters, September 16, 2017

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

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
Great Blue Heron, Ardea Herodias, at Pickwick on the Tennessee River

Great Blue Herons, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 11, 2017
Fishing Buddies!

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 5, 2017
Common Walking Stick or Devil's Walking Stick, Diapheromera femorata, on the hood of my car. Stick insects often hold their front legs up alongside their heads as camouflage, to look more like small twigs.

Corinth, Mississippi, USA, September 7, 2017
The Praying Mantis, Mantis religiosa, is a friend to the gardener. They eat harmful insects.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, September 11, 2017
The Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly, Perithemis tenera, is a small dragonfly (less than one inch, 25mm) that can be found in the eastern and central parts of North America.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, September 11, 2017
Common Whitetail Skimmer Dragonflies, Libellula Lydia, are about 3 inches (75mm) long.
The transparency of the wings near the body and at the tips helps with camouflage, but the
white tail is harder to disguise!

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day September 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Welcome to my garden!

Canna Lily

Turk's Cap

Spider Lilies

My Butterfly Bush, Buddleia, is very popular with the bees and butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper on Buddleia
I waited in vain for this Silver-spotted Skipper to land on a new bloom, but it persisted in visiting the spent blooms. Evidently there is still nectar to be found even after the blooms fade.

Tuberous Begonia

This Caryopteris is sometimes called Blue Spirea (but it is not a Spirea). It is hardy in USA zones 5 to 9. A garden center owner gave me this small, but already rooted sprig last week.

Day Lily

Cypress Vine

Honeysuckle will try to take over a place. We mow around it to keep it from spreading.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good Fences, September 14, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday

New Albany, Mississippi, USA, September 8, 2017
This fence helps keep pedestrians safe as they cross a bridge at The Park Along The River (The Tallahatchie River in northeast Mississippi). The road is for bicycles and golf cart type vehicles, not for automobiles.

For Thankful Thursday:
I am thankful for outdoor spaces that are set aside for people to enjoy the natural world.

New Albany, Mississippi, USA, September 8, 2017
I was walking at The Park Along The River when a Hackberry Emperor Butterfly, Asterocampa celtis, lit on the front of my shirt! (That is the toe of my shoe at the top of the photo). Maybe I should title this photo: Self Portrait With Butterfly!

I hope you have a beautiful day!

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