Thursday, April 27, 2017

Good Fences: Squirrel, April 27, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 11, 2017
An old fence in front of a retaining wall with just a glimpse of the Tennessee River

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Have a wonderful day!

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I will be away for a few days at Camp Bluebird for Cancer Survivors.

Have a great week-end!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wildflowers: Mayapples, April 26, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 3, 2017
Mayapples, Podophyllum peltatum, are wildflowers found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. They are woodland plants that multiply by underground rhizomes to form large colonies.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 3, 2017
Though they bloom in April or May, the Mayapple fruit does not appear until in the Summer. Mayapples, generally considered to be poisonous, are grown as a ground cover and for their cute little flowers and umbrella-like foliage.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 4, 2017
Please do not dig them up from their natural habitat. You can find them at garden centers that sell wildflowers. I bought these two plants last year, and I am delighted to see them again this Spring. I plan to buy more to create my own small woodland garden.

Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

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ABC Wednesday: Preening, April 26, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
P is for Preening - A bird straightening or cleaning its feathers with its beak

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 30, 2017
European Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, are natives of Europe that have spread around the world.

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, April 7, 2017
Killdeers, Charadrius vociferous, are plovers that live in both North and South America.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 30, 2017
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, are large North American Herons. They sometimes winter as far south as the northern parts of South America.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Clematis, April 24, 2017

Macro Monday 2 and Through My Lens

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 7, 2017
Clematis, a flowering vine that originated in China and Japan, has been extensively hybridized to produce a dazzling array of petal arrangements and colors.

The Housefly, Musca domestica, is a world-wide pest that spreads diseases. Swat those flies!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Barn Collective, April 23, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 8, 2017
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Your bird photo for today...

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 8, 2017
... a Hawk!

Have a Blessed Day!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dragonfly, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 10, 2017
The Common Whitetail Skimmer, Plathemis lydia, is a dragonfly seen across much of North America. This is a male; the female has a brown body and a different wing pattern. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes and other small flying insects.

Doesn't it cast a pretty shadow!

It knows how to use camouflage. If I had not seen it light there, I would have never noticed it.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

GF: Chipping Sparrow, April 20, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 11, 2017
Chipping Sparrow on a Split-Rail Fence
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Chipping Sparrows, Spizella passerine, can be found all across the United States and in many parts of Canada. They sometimes winter as far south as Mexico.

Have a wonderful day!

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