Friday, December 15, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, December 15, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Good Fences

1. This Week's Weather (Sky Watch Friday)
Ballard Park, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 14, 2017
Sunny, but cold and windy

2. Wildlife
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, December 11, 2017
Turtles enjoying a sunny day at a small pond near the Natchez Trace Parkway.

3. The Most Unusual Thing I have Seen This Week
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, December 8, 2017
This is NOT a real deer! It is painted on the back of a truck!

4. Beautiful Horse (Good Fences)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, December 13, 2017
It is interesting to see the old weathered posts still standing next to the newer metal posts of this pasture.

5. Christmas Gift
I bought a pretty winter scarf to give my sister-in-law for Christmas, and then among all the Santas and Snowmen in the store, I found this lovely gift box for it.

Have a wonderful day!

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Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day December 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7


After our nighttime temperatures dropped to 21F (-6C) I was afraid I would not find any blooms. But I did - a wildflower blooming in the shelter of our porch!

And when I checked the Hellebores, I found new growth - a promise of blooms to come!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wilson's Snipes, December 13, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, I'd Rather B Birdin', and
ABC Wednesday
W is for Wilson's Snipe

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, November 27, 2017
Wilson's Snipes, Gallinago delicata, are migratory birds that we see here in the southern United States only in the Winter. Their Summer breeding grounds are in the northern United States and Canada.

They use their long bills to probe the water and muddy shores for insect larva, earthworms, snails, and other small invertebrates. 

This one pulled something (a worm?) from the ground, walked a few steps to the water's edge, and dipped it in the water before eating it.

Have a Wonderful Day!

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Barn Collective, December 10, 2017

The Barn Collective and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 3, 2017
My husband turned the car around so I could photograph this barn. I was afraid that if I waited even one more day it might be gone.
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Your birds for today are..
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 8, 2017
Yellow-shafted Flickers (see the yellow in the tail feathers lower right)

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 8, 2017
You may know them by one of their other names:
Northern Flicker or Yellowhammer Woodpecker, Alabama's state bird.

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, December 8, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos, and Saturday's Critters

1. Pickwick Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, December 3, 2017
Sunday was a beautiful day to be outside: mild temperatures with partly cloudy skies. But on Tuesday we got 3 ¾ inches (9.5 cm) of rain followed by colder temperatures.

The towboat "Long John" with a barge was anchored near the shore at Pickwick Landing State Park. In the background is the highway bridge over Pickwick Lock and Dam.

2. Mailbox
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 6, 2017
A fisherman lives here!

3. Pansy (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 7, 2017

Since we have had below freezing temperatures, I was skeptical about finding a flower in bloom yesterday. But, look! A Pansy, Viola tricolor, defying the cold!

4. Wildlife (Saturday's Critters)
Booneville, Mississippi, USA, November 30, 2017
"I know I put those nuts right here."

"Close to these fallen limbs."

"How did these leaves get so deep so fast?"


"Maybe it was a little farther north."

"Found them!"

5. Christmas Cards
I am spending this morning getting my Christmas cards ready to mail.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thankful Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thankful Thursday, Little Things Thursday, and Good Fences

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 3, 2017
Although cities have a lot of attractions, I am thankful that I live in the country!

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Vultures, December 6, 2017

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wednesday Around The World
V is for Vultures

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 21, 2017
Vultures feed on dead animals (such as road-kill), helping to clean the environment.

Have a wonderful day!

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