Friday, March 22, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday, March 22, 2019

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

1. Sunshine! (Sky Watch Friday)
Baldwyn, Mississippi, USA, March 16, 2019
The sun is shining, trees are budding, birds are singing!

Common Starling aka European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris

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2. Good Food!
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 6, 2019
At Taziki's Mediterranean Café: Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Salmon - mixed lettuces with garbanzo beans, roasted red peppers, red onions, diced tomatoes, roasted pecans, feta cheese, and char-grilled Atlantic salmon. The pita bread was delicious, and I tried two salad dressings. The dark one, balsamic vinaigrette, was tart; the lighter one, a Greek dressing, was milder. Every bite was absolutely delicious!

3. Train
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, March 7, 2019
Well now, is the train coming or going?
*Answer below

4. Warm-up Exercise (Saturday's Critters)
Canada Goose, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 20, 2019
To increase your strength and flexibility, stand on one leg and s-t-r-e-t-c-h!

5. Cedar Waxwings (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 18, 2019
You have to look closely to see these two Cedar Waxwings, Bombycilla cedrorum, eating berries.

Have a wonderful weekend!

*The train is going away. The red engine is pulling the grey engine.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 20, 2019
It is Spring! Trees are blooming, and I am thankful for each new day!

There will be a Cherry Blossom Festival here at Ballard Park in Tupelo on March 31. Activities will include Japanese food, music, origami, and a bonsai display. Y'all come!

Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kingfisher, March 20, 2019

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and My Corner of the World
K is for Kingfisher - small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds found in many parts of the world

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, January 17, 2019
A male Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon

Have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Barn Collective, March 17, 2019

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, March 11, 2019
I did not get this barn from the best angle, but I could stop in the road for only a few seconds.

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Your bird for today is...
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, February 25, 2019
… a Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Birds and Other Critters, March 16, 2019

Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 15, 2019
I often hear our resident male Towhee's two-note call, but yesterday he started singing a series of trilling notes - it must be Spring! I have not seen the female recently (both are rather secretive), but I am sure she is around here somewhere.

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, March 12, 2019
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, March 2019

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7

Northern Cardinal, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 12, 2019
First of all, I want to say that I hope you have birdsong in your garden!

Our Pear Trees are blooming!

And I have red and pink Hyacinths.

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Snowflakes, Leucojum, are sometimes confused with their Snowdrop cousins, Galanthus.

Oxalis

This Spirea has tiny blooms,…

… but there are lots of them!

Narcissus!

For Spring Foliage and the promise of blooms to come! - Sedum telephium 'Munstead Red' Stonecrop

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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