Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Gift from my Sister-in-Law, December 29-30, 2013

My sister-in-law gave me an Amaryllis Bulb Kit for Christmas.
The kit included a very pretty pot, potting mix, and a huge bulb.
Hopefully in a few weeks, I'll have blooms to show for Macro Monday!

Happy New Year!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

New Onions From Old, December 27, 2013

Every Friday is Sky Watch Friday, but it is only on the fourth Friday of each month
that gardeners around the world post their photos for Salad Days at Veg Plotting.

Sky Watch Friday
Sunset, Fulton, Mississippi, USA, Monday, December 23, 2013
We had 2 inches of rain last week-end, but sunny skies returned on Monday.

December 2013 Salad Day
Sprouted and beginning to rot
What do you do when you find the onions in your kitchen are sprouting and beginning to rot?
Don't throw them out!

Trim off the rotting part
Trim the onions, being careful to leave the green tops and the root intact.

Planted in the garden
Plant them in your garden.
I like to use these large tubs for gardening in cold weather.
They are easy to cover to protect plants from frost.

In a couple of months, new onions from old!
Note: I do not have any salad ingredients growing now. These photos are from earlier in the year.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas! December 24, 2013

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Rainy Week-End in Forecast, December 20, 2013

Prentiss county, MS, USA, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Clouds were moving fast from southwest to northeast yesterday.
Thankfully it will be rain only as our temperatures are well above freezing this week-end.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, December 2013

Northeast Mississippi, USA, Zone 7

It is not easy to bloom in freezing weather, but my Pansies are putting forth their best efforts.

Blooms are smaller than usual
Heads are bowed down against the cold wind.
They just need a little warmth to open
Straight Out of the Camera, December 13, 2013
Today's weather forecast: Sunny 42F. Tonight: Clear skies, frost 29F.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Friday, December 13, 2013

A U-Turn in the Sky, December 13, 2013

December 11, 2013, Lee county, Mississippi, USA
After five days of a cold, drizzling rain, we are rejoicing in sunny skies.
Evergreen trees, hardly noticed in Summer, are really appreciated now that Winter is here.

December 12, 2013, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA
Despite the cold and rain, there are still a few colorful leaves holding on to the pear tree.

Have a beautiful week-end!

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Cactus, December 7, 2013

First Bloom, December 6, 2013, Straight out of the Camera
This is either a Thanksgiving Cactus that is late to bloom, or a Christmas Cactus that is early.
Either way, it is lovely to have it blooming in my kitchen in the Winter.

Hope you are having a beautiful day!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Sky, December 5-6, 2013

Thursday morning, December 5, 2013
A winter storm is moving in. Hopefully it will bring a cold rain only and not ice and snow.
The green in the field is probably the wildflower-weed Henbit.
We often see it in the fields after the crops are harvested.

Hope you have a happy and safe week-end!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ornamental Pear Tree, December 1-2, 2013

Straight Out of the Camera, November 20, 2013
Ornamental Pear Trees are grown for their pleasing shape and vibrant green leaves in Spring and Summer. In the Autumn the leaves change to yellow, orange and red. The tree produces tiny fruit that is enjoyed by birds and other wildlife.

Have a Wonderful Week!

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