Monday, November 26, 2012

Taking a Break


The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is so busy
I am taking a break from blogging.

I hope you have
 a wonderfully blessed
Christmas Season!

Lea


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday November 21 2012

S is for Strolling through the woods.

All these photos were taken on the Natchez Trace Parkway
Hiking Trail near Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

Sycamore trees can be identified by their peeling bark.

This wooden walkway crosses a marshy area.
Though a lot of leaves have fallen, many leaves on the lower limbs are still green.
 

Walking along you find unexpected splashes of vibrant color.


Originally this pond was a short distance farther south of here.
When the new highway came through, it was moved to this location.

If the sun is shining, take a walk outside.
You'll be glad you did!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday November 18 2012

Enjoying a beautiful sunny day, walking in the woods, 
finding a pretty Shadow Shot - that's fun!

Have a wonderful day!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Sky Watch Friday November 16 2012

Yesterday we visited Veterans Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

It was a beautiful day with deep blue skies.

The sun was so bright that there were a lot of reflections on the memorial stones.


This is the mainmast of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa.



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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day November 2012

What's blooming in Mississippi, USA, zone 7


Pansies are the stars of the November garden.


Monday night we had our first frost. The pansies just shrugged and kept on blooming!





Though not as showy as the Pansy, Oxalis brightens a shady corner.


Most of the Lantana blooms are gone. These few are in a more sheltered spot.



Best of all, my Thanksgiving Cactus is beginning to bloom in the kitchen!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday November 14 2012

R is for Reaping the Harvest
In Mississippi soy beans are usually planted in May and harvested in September and October.

Here the soy beans are left in the field until the plants die and the bean pods are dry.
If harvested while the beans are still green, they are marketed as Edamame Beans

Last year Mississippi farmers produced 72,980,000 bushels of soy beans.
Visit the Mississippi Department of Agriculture website for more information

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Macro Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday November 12 2012


I was amazed to find all the colors of Autumn in one leaf!

Happy Monday!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday November 11 2012

This week's prompts are:
Nature, Vintage or Retro, Whimsical, Cooking, and Week's Best.

Nature:

Amazingly we have not yet had a frost.
Vintage or Retro:

This barn was built in 1949.
Whimsical:

Hay bale turkey spotted near Cairo, Mississippi, USA

Cooking:


I forgot to ask how much meat this barbeque/smoker can cook at one time.
(Amory, Mississippi)

Week's Best:

Honor our veterans!
(Tupelo, Mississippi)

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sky Watch Friday November 9 2012

The view to the north at sunset on Saturday, November 3, 2012
Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ruby Tuesday and Outdoor Wednesday November 6 and 7 2012

Veterans Memorial Park, Tupelo, Mississippi

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Macro Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday November 5 2012

I noticed these mushrooms alongside a hiking trail on the Natchez Trace Parkway,
Lee county, Mississippi, USA, October 25, 2012

 
I think this is a poisonous mushroom, Pleurotellus porrigens


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Friday, November 2, 2012

Sky Watch Friday November 2 2012

Sunny skies this week have allowed the farmers to harvest their crops.
These trucks, loaded with soybeans, are waiting their turn to be weighed.

Have a great week-end!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ruby Red Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday October 30 31 2012

Night Blooming Cactus, Epiphyllum, very early morning October 24, 2012

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Macro Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday October 29 2012

It has come through a year of wind and rainstorms, drought and insect attack,
and now freezing temperatures,
but still beautiful!

Happy Monday!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday October 28 2012

This week's prompts are:
Patterns, Machine, Signs or Logos, Rocks or Stones, and Sparkle.

Patterns:
Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia
This tree sheds its bark each year to reveal splotchy patterns on its trunk and limbs.
A visual treat in the Winter landscape. 

Machine:

From my archives, April 14, 2012
Signs or Logos:

 Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center, Tupelo, Mississippi

Rocks or Stones:
This unusual rock formation seems to be delicately balanced,
but it is really very stable and safe.
Glenrock Branch Picnic Area, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee, USA

Sparkle:

I love the sparkle of early morning sunlight!


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fridays Fences October 26 2012

On Thursday of last week,
we drove along the Natchez Trace Parkway from north Mississppi to middle Tennessee,
and stopped in Alabama at this roadside park on the Tennessee River.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday October 24 2012

David Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sky Watch Friday October 19 2012

David Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA

A line of thunderstorms moved through the area on Wednesday night,
but by Thursday afternoon we had beautiful blue skies
to enjoy with glorious Autumn foliage.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day October 2012

What's blooming Mississippi USA zone 7
Chrysanthemums

Lantanas

Butterfly Bush

Encore Azalea Autumn Royalty
Azalea x Conlec

Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum
Soon this plant will be moved inside for the winter.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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