Friday, August 18, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, August 18, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos,
(and on Saturday) Camera Critters, and Saturday's Critters

1. The Advanced Education Center (Sky Watch Friday)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, August 15, 2017
We have had a lot of rain this week, but I managed to get this photo between rainstorms. The Advanced Education Center is a shared facility between Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and Mississippi University for Women (and Men, too!) in Columbus. The university students are able to get their degrees (in certain subjects) without the long commute to the main campuses.

2. Good Food: Blueberries!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 11, 2017
I bought two small containers of blueberries at the market last week and made this Blueberry Tart. "And what happened to the extra blueberries?" you ask. Can you believe I ate them, standing right there in the kitchen, while the tart was in the oven!

3. Wildlife (Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 28, 2017
White-tailed Deer at the edge of our woods

4. Butterfly
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2017
Carolina Satyr, Hermeuptychia sosybius, is a small butterfly of the southeastern United States - wingspan 1 ½ inches (3.8 cm).

You don't have to be big and colorful to be beautiful!

5. Azalea (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 17, 2017
'Autumn Royalty' Azalea blooms in the Spring, and blooms again in late Summer/early Autumn.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Good Fences, August 17, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2017
It is unusual to see a chain-link fence around a pasture here. They are more often used for smaller areas (for example: a dog pen).

For Thankful Thursday:
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2017
I am thankful for butterflies in my garden!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Canada Geese, August 16, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis, are migratory birds native to North America, but have been introduced to other parts of the world. In some places they have become semi-domesticated, living on lakes in city parks.

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day August 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, Our World Tuesday,
and ABC Wednesday - F is for Flowers

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Our Crape Myrtle trees are in full bloom.

When the blooms fade and fall to the ground, they create a pink carpet below the trees.

Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, may be classified as a large shrub or small tree.

Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus, is a very hardy plant that grows in full sun on the south side of the house.


Growing in front of the Turk's Cap is 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' Purple Coneflower

Bush Morning Glory, Ipomoea leptophylla

I have Geraniums in hanging baskets on my porch.

I have had this Butterfly Bush, Buddleia, for several years. It might be 'Nanho Purple'

This dwarf Butterfly Bush is a recent purchase: 'Soda Pop White'

Female Cardinal, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 14, 2017
And if you want music to accompany your pretty blooms, you can attract songbirds by hanging bird feeders and setting up bird baths for them.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunflowers! August 14, 2017

Macro Monday 2 and Through My Lens

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 13, 2017
Several sunflower plants sprouted from seeds spilled underneath the bird feeders.

Still waiting for this beauty to open.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Barn Collective, August 13. 2017

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
The sun was peeking through the clouds to highlight this barn.
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Your bird for today is an...
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, May 13, 2017


American Robin!
(Turdus migratorius, a migratory songbird of the Thrush family)

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, August 11, 2017

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

1. Clouds (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 8, 2017
Rain on Monday brought cooler temperatures. We are hoping that the worst of this Summer's heat is behind us and a long, pleasantly cool Autumn is ahead.

2. Great Blue Herons (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 4, 2017
You may remember seeing this photo of one Great Blue Heron chasing another Heron away from a favorite fishing spot. On Monday we were again at Pickwick, and I saw the same thing happen again!

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
I cannot say these are the same two Herons, but I wonder.

3. Put out to Pasture (Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 5, 2017
Do not worry about this horse. He is not abused nor neglected; he is just very old. He has a large green pasture with plenty of shade trees and a warm barn for shelter in the Winter.

4. Good Food
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, August 10, 2017
Yesterday we went to lunch at Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant. I ate Lemon-pepper Grilled Catfish, a Baked Sweet Potato, and Strawberry Fields Salad (lettuce, strawberries, sliced almonds, and feta cheese) with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing. It was delicious!
(Note: There is not an actual hotel here. Hotel is just part of the restaurant name)

As an added bonus, the restaurant faces the beautiful Tennessee River.

5. Morning Glory Vine (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 10, 2017
The thing I find fascinating about the Morning Glory Vine is that each bloom seems to be lit from within! I think this variety is Ipomoea purpurea.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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