Saturday, December 31, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday January 1 2012

Best Wishes for the New Year!

A solid black dog in December sunshine - I love the play of light and shadows on her coat!
And I love the dog, too!

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sky Watch Friday December 30 2011

Best Wishes for the New Year!

Mississippi Sunset, Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Wildflower Wednesday December 2011

No wildflower blooms to be found here in December, but looking through my archives I found these wildflowers from October.

Growing beside an old field road October 3, 2011

Happy Wildflower Wednesday!
And best wishes for many more in 2012!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday December 28 2011

Fall/Winter Gardening In North Mississippi , Zone 7

Daucus carota sativus - 'Little Finger' Baby Carrots - Christmas Day 2011

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday December 25 2011

Merry Christmas! And a Bright and Happy New Year to you!
Finding beauty in every season - Crepe Myrtle Trees in Winter

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Monday, December 19, 2011

End of the Year Review 2011

One photo for each month of the year.

January snow!

February - snuggle up to keep warm!

In March the Ornamental Pears bloom to welcome Spring!

Hang out the Hummingbird feeders in April!

May - sunny days!

A Day Lily to celebrate June!

July - long Summer days!

Though August is hot, the natural pest control is still on the job!

Spider Lilies celebrate the cooler weather in September!

October - the last hurrah for the grasshoppers!

Glorious Autumn color in November!

December -
"And His name will be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace"
Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

Wordless Wednesday December 21 2011

Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day December 2011

Pansies bloom through the winter in Mississippi zone 7.

I photographed these pansy blooms Wednesday when I visited my Mother-in-law.
The photo below shows the only 'bloom' I have in my garden!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday December 14 2011

Clouds Dancing - December 8, 2011

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sky Watch Friday December 9 2011

Sunrise Last Saturday Morning - December 3, 2011 - 6:46 am CST - (Straight out of the camera)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Macro Monday December 5 2011

I was astonished to see this tiny bee visiting the pansy blooms Sunday afternoon.

UPDATE: After visiting other Macro Monday blogs,
I think this is probably a hover fly, or flower fly, instead of a bee.

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Scavenger Hunt December 4 2011

This week's prompts are Portrait, Nostaglic, Time, Full of Light, and Motion.

Man's (and woman's) best friend.
Duties include, but are not limited to,
Keeping a sharp eye on the birds at the feeders,
Chasing squirrels, killing moles, digging holes,
Running, jumping, and barking at noises in the night.
All that and unconditional love, too!


For all the cats I've known over the years,
For the cat stories my mother told me from her childhood,
For my aunt who loved cats so much that she converted an old house into a cat sanctuary
 complete with an outdoor enclosure for the cats' enjoyment.

November 26th
November 30th
What a difference a few days make!

Full of Light:
Basking in the sunshine

From my archives, October 2011, Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Macro Monday November 28 2011

Ornamental Pear Fruit

Ornamental Pear Trees produce masses of white flowers in the Spring, and yellow-orange foliage in the Autumn. You don't really notice the tiny fruit until the leaves begin to fall. Inedible for people, they are enjoyed by birds and other wildlife.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt November 27 2011

This week's prompts are: Waiting, Foliage, Candid, Knife Fork or Spoon, and Rule of Thirds. 
I dug into my archives for the Waiting photo; the others are recent.


Photographer-Husband Waiting for the Perfect Sunrise Photo


When looking for Autumn Foliage, watch where you step!
I think this is Juniper Moss.

Aha! The photographer herself caught in the act!
This bank building in Tupelo Mississippi is covered with reflective panels.

Knife, Fork, or Spoon:
I recycle plastic knives and forks by using them as markers in my garden.
Little Finger baby carrot seeds were sown on August 30. We pulled the first ones this week.
Background color provided by an ornamental pear tree.

Rule of Thirds:

This artwork is on the side of the Gum Tree Bookstore in Tupelo Mississippi.

Moving in closer for a photo of the candlestick

Using Rule of Thirds to improve composition

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wildflower Week November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I'm not sure what this is.
Below are close-ups of the leaves and stalk.

Thanks for your help with identification.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday November 20 2011

The Scavenger Hunt items this week are: Mainly One Color, Around the Home, Reflections, Writing, and Water. Here are my entries.

Mainly One Color:

Autumn Leaves - Chinese Parasol Tree
Around the Home:

Our Barn at Sunset Tuesday Evening


Shiloh National Military Park - Tennessee


                                       I am richly blessed to be able to sponsor two children in Peru through Compassion International.  It is a great joy to receive their letters and to write to them in return.

A November Day at the Lake

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