Friday, October 19, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, October 19, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Weekend Reflections, Orange You Glad It's Friday,
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Moth (Orange You Glad It's Friday)
Cecropia Silk Moth on a very dirty window with a few odd reflections! (Don't know what that reflection is sticking straight up behind its head). These moths are the largest of the native North American moths. Their wingspans may reach 6 inches (15cm), but this one was only about 2/3 of that size.

2. Mushrooms
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 7, 2018
The rain is bringing up the mushrooms!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 8, 2018
The same mushrooms the next day.

3. Heron (Weekend Reflections)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 10, 2018
I think the Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, is glad we have had enough rain to bring the water level up again. September was so dry that the pond was getting seriously low at the shallow end where he does most of his fishing.

4. Anole (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 11, 2018
A Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis, on the geraniums on my front porch. I will have to be watchful for it may try to hitch a ride into the house when I move my plants inside this weekend.

Though Green Anoles are not true chameleons, they can change from green to brown.

5. Phoebe (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 9, 2018
Eastern Phoebes, Sayornis phoebe, are easily identified by their call (phee-be, phee-be), and by their habit of wagging their tails up and down when perched. They are migratory flycatchers whose range includes most of eastern North America.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mockingbird, October 18, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 30, 2018
Thankful for the songs of the Mockingbirds!

Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Great Egret, October 17, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around The World

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 11, 2018
Great Egrets, Ardea alba, breed across much of the United States before migrating to their Winter homes along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, the Gulf of Mexico and southward into Mexico and the Central American countries. Look for them in shallow water, moving slowly or standing perfectly still, stalking fish. In addition to fish, they eat insects, crustaceans, small reptiles, and amphibians.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, October 2018

The northeastern corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7

Hibiscus 'Confederate Rose'

Night-blooming Cactus, Epiphyllum

I was surprised to see a few blooms on the Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' - I think of them as Spring flowers only.

Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus, has been a steady bloomer for months! My Hummingbirds enjoyed them this Summer, but now they have all gone south to spend the Winter.


Encore Azalea 'Autumn Royalty' blooms in the Spring and again in the Autumn. Thirty-one varieties of Encore Azaleas have been developed. They are wonderful, beautiful shrubs, and some tolerate cold weather better than others. Check the hardiness zone before you buy one.


Impatiens in a hanging basket on my front porch

My next gardening job is to get all my potted plants back inside before the first frost.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Barn Collective, October 14, 2018

The Barn Collective and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 8, 2018
I stopped to photograph the goats in the pasture and found a barn!

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Your birds for today are...
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 1, 2018
… American Coots!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

B&W: Horse, October 13, 2018

The Weekend in Black and White and Saturday's Critters

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 10, 2018
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Have a wonderful weekend!

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