Friday, July 21, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, July 21, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Floral Friday Fotos

1. 97℉ (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2017
Our neighbors cut their hay. With temperatures soaring into the high 90sF (36C), it won't take long for it to be dry enough to bale. (They baled it the day after I took this photo).

2. Horses
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 19, 2017
I always slow down to admire these horses whenever I drive along their road.

They sure do live in a beautiful place!

3. What is this?
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 6, 2017
I did not know what this was until I read about it in the newspaper: Newspaper Article
It is a station for re-charging electric cars!

4. Catfish

Belzoni, Mississippi, USA: Catfish Capital of the World!
It must be true since it is proclaimed on the side of a U-Haul moving van!

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, July 19, 2017


Belzoni is in Humphreys County on the western side of the state towards the Mississippi River.
The area produces 60% of the farm-raised catfish in the United States. Personally I like catfish, grilled or fried, but I have a cousin who does not like it at all.

5. Begonias (Floral Friday Fotos)
I was captivated by the photo on the package.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 20, 2017
And I was not disappointed!

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Good Fences, July 20, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 14, 2017
"What are you looking at? We are just trying to keep cool on this blazing hot July day!"

"The fence is there to keep you people out of my swimming pool!"

For Thankful Thursday:
I am thankful for Air Conditioning!

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bluebirds, July 19, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
B is for Bluebirds - members of the Thrush family native to North America

Male Eastern Bluebird, Shiloh, Tennessee, USA

There are three kinds of Bluebirds. This is the Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis. The other two are Western Bluebirds, Sialia mexicana, and Mountain Bluebirds, Sialia currucoides.

The names are self-explanatory: Eastern Bluebirds in the eastern part of the continent, Western Bluebirds in the western part of the continent, and Mountain Bluebirds in the Rocky Mountains of the US and Canada.

Female Eastern Bluebird, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, April 3, 2017
Bluebirds eat worms and insects (beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, and caterpillars) during the Spring and Summer. In the Autumn and Winter they search for fruit and wild berries to eat. Bluebirds in Canada and the northern parts of the United States may migrate as far south as the Central American countries to spend the Winter.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Harvest Monday, July 17, 2017

 Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 13, 2017
I have ripe strawberries! Okay, I confess, my first harvest was only ten berries, but this is my first time growing strawberries, and I am excited about it! The plants are still blooming so there will be more berry picking in the future.

I hope you have a beautiful week!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Barn Collective, July 16, 2017

The Barn Collective, I'd Rather B Birdin' and Shadow Shot Sunday 2

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, July 10, 2017
I like this patriotic barn!
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Your bird for today is...
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 10, 2017
An Eastern Bluebird with a worm in bright sunlight!
(I think it may be breaking the worm into smaller pieces to carry it back to its nest).

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pelican, July 15, 2017

Pickwick, Tennessee, July 4, 2017
I saw a small flock of American White Pelicans swimming in Pickwick Lake. I wonder if this one is raising its wings to cast a shadow on the water in order to better see fish close to the surface. Thanks to you Anni for that possible explanation of its behavior!

Have a wonderful day!

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Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day July 2017

The northeast corner of Mississippi USA zone 7

Carolina Wild Petunia, Ruellia caroliniensis, is a wildflower native to the southeastern United States from Texas to Virginia.

Althea, common name Rose of Sharon, is a small tree.

Zinnia

Purple Coneflower "Pow Wow Wild Berry" blooms out a pale pink that darkens as it ages.

Gerbera Daisy

Surprise Lily, Lycoris squamigera

Canna Lily

Hibiscus

Begonia in a hanging basket on my porch

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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