Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ABC Wednesday January 30, 2013

C is for Contrails
Frosty morning, January 19, 2013, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Contrails are fairly common, of course,
but I don't remember ever seeing four in the making all at one time before.

Contrail: (noun)
A visible condensation of water droplets or ice crystals from the atmosphere,
occuring in the wake of an aircraft, rocket, or missile under certain conditions.
Also called condensation trail or vapor trail.
The Random House College Dictionary


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Monday, January 28, 2013

Macro Monday and Monday Mellow Yellows January 28, 2013

Clivia, Kaffir Lily, in bright winter sunlight from a south-facing window January 21, 2013

I added my name, but other than that, this is SOOC
Canon PowerShot G9,  macro mode 7.4 mm, f 4, 1/250 sec. natural light, no flash

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scavenger Hunt January 27, 2013

The Scavenger Hunt prompts this week are: Lace, Bling, Wood, Fuzzy, and Fabric.

Lace:

The only Lace I could find around here was a shoe lace.
Very boring - so I asked the cat for help.
She thought it was boring, too! Oh, well....

Bling:

A pretty Watering Globe will add Bling to your flower gardens!
Fill with water, push it into the ground, and the water goes right to the roots.

Wood:

Old barn, Itawamba county, Mississippi, USA

Fuzzy:
Fuzzy seedhead from my Archives: November 9, 2012

Fabric:  

My husband's grandmother made this quilted wall-hanging for us 30 years ago.
It brightens my kitchen and holds wonderful memories of her.
The pattern is The Drunkard's Path!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Week-End Reflections and Camera Critters January 25, 2013

January 20, 2013
The lake at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Canadian Geese are supposed to be migratory, but these stay here all year.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday January 23, 2013


Hellebores - Lenten Rose - January 19, 2013
On ABC Wednesday, B is for Buds and Blooms!

It is wonderful to have flowers outdoors in the middle of winter.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Macro Monday January 21, 2013

Looking through my photos, I found this from November 2012.
Elephant Ear Caladium

Did you know that they bloom?
This photo is from June 2012.

Happy Macro Monday!

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shadow Shot Time January 19 and 20, 2013

This huge Oak Tree makes wonderful deep shade in the Summer,
but it is now, in the Winter, that the beautiful structure of its branches is revealed.
The dark silhouette on the uphill side is our dog.


Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sky Watch Friday January 18, 2013

Itawamba county in north Mississippi, USA
This week has been rain, rain, and more rain, with temperatures hovering around freezing,
until Thursday morning's surprise - a light dusting of snow!

Our forecast for the week-end is rising temperatures and sunshine! Hurrah!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day January 2013

Hellebores
Sometimes called Lenten Rose though they are not related to roses at all.

This photo was made last Friday, a mild sunny day.
Since then we have had over four inches of pounding rain
with temperatures dropping to freezing.
Everything in the garden today is beat down and shivering in the cold.
I'm so glad I made this photo on Friday instead of waiting until today.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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