Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great Blue Heron, August 23, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
G is for Great Blue Heron

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 2, 2017
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, are long-legged wading birds whose range stretches from Canada south across the United States to the Central American countries. They may be seen anywhere there is sufficient water for fish, their primary food source.

Great Blue Herons are a bird photographer's easiest subject. They are large, and stand still for longer periods of time than most other birds. I found this one wading in a ditch near a small pond. It paused every few steps to peer into the water.

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 10, 2017
And sometimes you can find Great Blue Herons perched in trees!

Have a wonderful day!

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St. Andrew's Cross, August 23, 2017

Wildflower Wednesday is the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 10, 2017

St. Andrew's Cross, Hypericum hypericoides, is a wildflower in the St. John's-Wort family. With four yellow petals forming a cross, it blooms from June to October in the southern and eastern parts of United States.

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Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Partridge Pea, August 21, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 10, 2017
Partridge Pea, Chamaecrista fasciculate, is a wildflower of the eastern United States. The bright flowers attract bees and butterflies, and the seeds are eaten by birds.

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Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Barn Collective, August 20, 2017

The Barn Collective and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 5, 2017

On the same day and only a few miles down the road from the barn, I found your bird for today

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 5, 2017
...a Turkey Vulture!
(Cathartes aura)

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, August 18, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos,
(and on Saturday) Camera Critters, and Saturday's Critters

1. The Advanced Education Center (Sky Watch Friday)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, August 15, 2017
We have had a lot of rain this week, but I managed to get this photo between rainstorms. The Advanced Education Center is a shared facility between Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and Mississippi University for Women (and Men, too!) in Columbus. The university students are able to get their degrees (in certain subjects) without the long commute to the main campuses.

2. Good Food: Blueberries!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 11, 2017
I bought two small containers of blueberries at the market last week and made this Blueberry Tart. "And what happened to the extra blueberries?" you ask. Can you believe I ate them, standing right there in the kitchen, while the tart was in the oven!

3. Wildlife (Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 28, 2017
White-tailed Deer at the edge of our woods

4. Butterfly
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2017
Carolina Satyr, Hermeuptychia sosybius, is a small butterfly of the southeastern United States - wingspan 1 ½ inches (3.8 cm).

You don't have to be big and colorful to be beautiful!

5. Azalea (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 17, 2017
'Autumn Royalty' Azalea blooms in the Spring, and blooms again in late Summer/early Autumn.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Good Fences, August 17, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2017
It is unusual to see a chain-link fence around a pasture here. They are more often used for smaller areas (for example: a dog pen).

For Thankful Thursday:
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2017
I am thankful for butterflies in my garden!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Canada Geese, August 16, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis, are migratory birds native to North America, but have been introduced to other parts of the world. In some places they have become semi-domesticated, living on lakes in city parks.

Have a wonderful day!

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