Friday, August 17, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, August 17, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Orange you Glad It's Friday, Sky Watch Friday, Signs
And on Saturday, Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Leaf (Orange You Glad Its Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 6, 2018
The hot dry weather is beginning to affect some of our trees.

2. Warning! (Signs, Signs)
Florence, Alabama, USA, August 13, 2018
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

3. The Most Interesting Thing I have Seen This Week
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 12, 2018
The Giant Mayfly, Hexagenia limbate, is widespread across North America. The long tail is not a stinger; they are harmless.

I put my hand next to it to show you how small this 'Giant' is!

4. Library Cat (Saturday's Critters)
Booneville, Mississippi, USA, July 23, 2018
I saw this pretty kitty sitting on the curb of the parking lot at the library. I think it lives next-door.

5. Geese (Sky Watch Friday and I'd Rather B Birdin')
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, August 13, 2018
I was photographing the Singing River Bridge across the Tennessee River when I heard honking!

I shifted my focus to zoom in on the sky, and look! A small flock of Canada Geese!

Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Butterfly on Clover, August 16, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Colbert County, Alabama, USA, August 13, 2018
Today I am thankful for the beauty of God's creation!

Have a Blessed Day!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, August 2018

ABC Wednesday and Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
F is for flowers

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
When I was photographing the Hummingbirds, I discovered a few late blooms on the Wisteria.

I have eight feeders filled with sugar-water to entice them to stay in my garden.

The Cypress Vine is just beginning to bloom. I love the tiny flowers and feathery leaves!

The Phlox has been a steady bloomer this Summer.

Bush Morning Glory is a shrub that has larger blooms than a Morning Glory Vine.

A Begonia in a hanging basket on my porch

Turk's Cap is a favorite of the Sulphur Butterflies!

I think this Gladiolus is the last of the season.

Althea, Rose of Sharon

The Butterfly Milkweed is putting on a second flush of blooms!
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And the Award for Hope, Courage, and Perseverance in the Garden goes to...

… a volunteer Petunia growing in the rough ground near the well house. We have our own deep well, and we had to have the pipes pulled up to replace the electric pump (over a 150 feet straight down). The heavy machinery used to do the job really tore up the ground. I thought I would wait until Spring to get flowers growing there again, but this Petunia had a better idea!

May you find Hope, Courage, and Perseverance in your garden, too!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tree Following, August 14, 2018

Tree Following and Our World Tuesday

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 13, 2018
The tree I am following through the seasons this year is a young Red Maple, Acer rubrum, in a community park. When I visited it yesterday, it seemed much the same as it did last month. Though our weather has been hot with no rain for a few weeks, all the leaves are still green and healthy-looking.

And so for this month's Tree Following report, I thought you might enjoy seeing...

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 8, 2018
… a Rosy Maple Moth, Dryocampa rubicunda. First you should know, this moth was not on the Red Maple tree that I am following. It was on the Elephant Ear plant near one of the Silver Maple trees at my house. The female Rosy Maple Moth lays her eggs on the undersides of Maple tree leaves. The eggs hatch into caterpillars that feed on the leaves. The caterpillars pupate underground during the winter, and in the Spring the adult Rosy Maple Moths emerge, and the life cycle continues.

Have a wonderful day!

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