Friday, January 17, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday, January 17, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Signs 2,
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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1. Rain (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 16, 2020
We have had so much rain that this small lake is already running over its banks, and there is more rain in the forecast this weekend. A few weeks ago the highway department put in a culvert to divert the overflow away from the road.

I am not sure what that pipe is, but with all this rain we can pretend it is a submarine's periscope! lol

2. Good Food!
Booneville, Mississippi, USA, January 13, 2020
Vegetarian Quesadilla at El Veracruz Mexican Restaurant.

3. Fresh Coffee (Signs 2)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA, January 16, 2020
Have you seen signs for these coffee makers at convenience store/gas stations? The top part of the coffee maker holds coffee beans. A touch screen lets you choose cup size, type of grind, and whether or not you want it to leave space for cream. It only takes an extra minute for it to grind the coffee beans before pouring the coffee into the cup. The idea of fresh ground coffee beans sounds good, but honestly, I could not tell a difference in the taste. I guess the biggest convenience here is that the store employees do not have to keep making fresh pots of coffee all day!

4. Sheep (Saturday's Critters)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA, January 16, 2020
This large pasture was full of sheep, but this was the only one that would pose for a photo.

5. Grebe (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 7, 2020
a Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, in its non-breeding plumage.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, January 2020

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and My Corner of the World

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

Hellebores are very reliable for Wintertime blooms!

I don't know the exact name of the ones I have, but I believe my mother-in-law started with just one plant. Over the years they multiplied, and I inherited them when she died.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Barn Collective, January 12, 2020

The Barn Collective and All Seasons

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 6, 2020
I pass by this barn often, but...

… I very rarely see the horse close enough to the road to get a photo.
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Your birds for today are...
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 18, 2019
… backyard birds: three male Northern Cardinals and one female. I think the two smaller brownish birds are White-throated Sparrows.

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday, January 10, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Weekend Reflections,
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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1. Pickwick Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January, 7, 2020
It was a beautiful sunny, but windy, day when we were at Pickwick Lake on Tuesday. In this view of the lake from the picnic area, you can see barges of rocks being delivered and unloaded for the stabilization of the dam project.

This is the "Vickie" owned and operated by the Luhr Brothers of St. Louis, Missouri.

2. Favorite Photo of the Week
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 7, 2020
A Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, beside the Tennessee River sparkling in bright sunlight!

3. What I am Reading
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 9, 2020
"Thistle & Twigg" by Mary Saums
"The Air Between Us" by Deborah Johnson
"Second Wind" by Dick Francis
"What Rose Forgot" by Nevada Barr

I enjoy reading actual books, but most libraries are very up-to-date with electronic resources for public use, too. Videos, Audio Books, and E-books, just to name a few. If you haven't been to a public library lately, go see what they have to offer!

4. Turtles (Saturday's Critters)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 25, 2019
Christmas Day was so unseasonably warm that the turtles came out to bask in the sunshine!

5. American Coots (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 7, 2020
The American Coots, Fulica americana, have returned to Pickwick Lake to spend the Winter!

(Weekend Reflections)
American Coot, Fulica americana
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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thankful Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, January 7, 2020
I am thankful that the Bald Eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, have returned to their nest at Shiloh National Military Park to raise another family this year! We saw only one bird when we were there on Tuesday, but I feel sure that its mate was nearby.

Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Red-shouldered Hawk, January 8, 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 12, 2019
I am not good at identifying birds of prey, so it is wonderful to find one that looks exactly like its name!
The Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus, has rusty-red feathers on its head and shoulders.

Have a great day!

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