Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

My Corner of the World and Wild Bird Wednesday

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 21, 2024
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Sphyrapicus varius, are migratory Woodpeckers that are here in the southeastern United States only during the Winter months. They breed in the northeastern United States and across much of Canada. This is a male; females have the red crown, but with a white throat. As their name suggests, they drill holes in trees to drink the sap, and they also eat insects. You can attract them to your yard with suet feeders.

I hope you are having a great week!

I am linking in today with My Corner of the World and Wild Bird Wednesday

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Loon

Pickwick Lake, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, February 22, 2024
The Common Loon, Gavia immer, breeds in Canada, but migrates south for the Winter. It was a very cloudy day, and the water reflects the grey of the clouds, but I am glad we went to the lake. It has been several years since I have seen a Loon, and I was excited to get a photo of this one!

Have a great weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Signs of Spring: Daffodils

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 21, 2024
I am thankful that my Daffodils are blooming, a very welcome sign of Spring!



Have a blessed day!

I am linking in today with Thankful Thursday at It's a Small Town Life

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Bigfoot

Ripley, Mississippi, USA, February 1, 2024
Bigfoot aka Sasquatch is a mythical creature of North American folklore. Bigfoot - Wikipedia information

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

Friday, February 16, 2024

Sky Watch Friday

The view from my mailbox, February 13, 2024
Last weekend was rainy, but since Tuesday we have had sunny skies.

Happy Friday!

I am linking in today with Skywatch Friday

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, February 2024

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 2024
In January we had snow and sleet on the ground and below freezing temperatures for nine days. It set my flowers back several weeks. I looked at my February Bloom Day posts for the last few years. I had masses of Daffodils, but this year I have only a few buds.

Hopefully, my March Bloom Day post will be full of Daffodils!

Hellebores just laugh at cold weather!

The Spirea has only a few blooms, but I am hoping for hundreds of these tiny blooms in the next few weeks!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

To see what is blooming in gardens around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens: Click Here

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5