Friday, July 19, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday, July 19, 2019

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

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1. Sunset ( Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 16, 2019
After 3 days of rain, the sun finally broke through the clouds just in time to show us a sunset on Tuesday.

2. Favorite Photo of the Week
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 13, 2019
a baby Praying Mantis!

3. Turk's Cap (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2019
Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus, is a member of the Mallow family of plants.

4. Tiny Turtle (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2019
Just two fingers wide!

5. Mourning Dove (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2019
Mourning Doves, Zenaida macroura, can be found all across most of North America. To attract them to your yard, offer seeds on the ground or on platform feeders.

Have a wonderful day!

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And on Saturday,
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thankful Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 17, 2019
I am thankful that my cucumber vines are producing a good crop! I planted ten 'Burpless Beauty' seeds, and every seed sprouted and grew.  I am thankful to have had enough cucumbers to share with friends.

And I made pickles! I found a recipe for refrigerator pickles on the Taste of Home website. They look a little yellow because I used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar, but they taste very good!

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Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wild Turkey, July 17, 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, July 4, 2019
The Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is a large North American game bird. There are designated hunting seasons each year. As long as this one stays within the boundaries of Shiloh National Park, it is safe.

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Blue Dasher, July 16, 2019

Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday
B is for the Blue Dasher Dragonfly

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Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 6, 2019
The Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, is a dragonfly of the Skimmer family that is common in many parts of North America. I saw this one perched on a car antenna in a grocery store parking lot.

They are beneficial insects, eating hundreds of smaller insects, including mosquitos, every day. Though his wings were tattered, he was still able to fly about quite well to catch his food in mid-air.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, July 2019

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

I made most of these photos on Friday or Saturday, before the rain began on Saturday night. Our weather forecast is for rain to continue until mid-day on Thursday.

My Gladiolas are just about finished blooming; I think this is the last one.


Marigolds with a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

I believe this is Hibiscus moscheutos, a native wildflower

Althea, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, is a large shrub (or maybe a small tree).

A double Day Lily near our driveway

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia, with its powerful aroma draws the bees and butterflies.

On Saturday I bought 3 more Geraniums for my front porch planters. I did not realize they were different colors until I got them home. The one on the left is 'Americana Cherry Rose' and the other two are 'Americana Bright Red.'

And in the Vegetable Garden:

Tomatoes,

Okra,

and Cucumbers.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Barn Collective, July 14, 2019

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, July 10, 2019
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Your bird for today is...
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 25, 2019
… a Brown Thrasher!
Have a blessed day!

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