Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coca-Cola Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Outdoor Wednesday and ABC Wednesday
C is for Coca-Cola
January 27, 2014, Amory, Mississippi, USA
Coca-Cola (and other soft drink) advertising murals were once very common sights.
But over time many have been lost. This one was restored in 2010.
I'm not sure of the original date, but 'Delicious and Refreshing' was the official slogan in 1904.
It adds a bit of history to this pretty little park squeezed in between two buildings in Amory, MS.

Coca-Cola information source: Coca-Cola slogans website

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Blazing Sunset, January 23-24, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA
Have a beautiful week-end!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bulbs in Winter, January 21-22, 2014

ABC Wednesday

B is for bulbs!
Amaryllis bulbs started in pots on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I have had these Amaryllis bulbs for several years. One is 'Red Lion' and the other is 'Cinderella'
They will bloom in mid-February, just when I need a boost to get me through to Spring.
Do you like my pots?
They are plastic coffee cans, labels removed, and drainage holes drilled in the bottom.
Then I used small strips of Christmas wrapping paper to add contrasting color.
(Colored tape would be even better)

Meanwhile, outside...
It is a very cold Outdoor Wednesday
Tuesday afternoon, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA
We are blessed to have a lot of evergreen trees (Pines and Cedars) for color in the Winter.
Monday was sunny and almost warm, but now daytime temperatures are just above freezing.
And nighttime lows are predicted to be well below freezing all this week.
No snow yet, but we are only halfway through Winter.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blue Skies, January 16-17, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA
This is the view from under our Pecan Tree. The evergreen trees are Pines, the others are Oaks.
We have enjoyed sunny skies this week with temperatures not as cold as last week.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bloom Day Buds, January 15, 2014

Winter has been unusually cold here in the southern part of the country (US zone 7), too.
Even my Pansies have been nipped back. Hopefully they will be blooming again soon.
No blooms can be found, but I do have some buds to show for this January Bloom Day.

From a distance the Spirea shrub appears to be still dormant. But look closer!
Very tiny buds are getting ready to open. Even though the buds are red, the flowers are white.
This photo is highly enlarged. They really are the smallest buds you can imagine.

Carolina Jessamine
The top one-fourth of the Jessamine Vine froze, but down near the base, buds are forming.
I do hope these are flower buds, and not just new leaves.

You can't really see it yet, but inside this cup of new leaves is a Hellebores bud!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Rabbit, January 11, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I was very surprised to see a rabbit at the bird feeders near the house on Tuesday.
We sometimes see them at dawn or dusk at the edge of the woods, but this sighting
was near noon. I guess the very cold weather made it hungrier and bolder.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

We are Beginning to Thaw Out, January 9-10, 2014

Thursday 10:00 am, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
After three days of below freezing temperatures (day and night), we are beginning to thaw out.
But clouds are coming in - a rainy week-end ahead.
I hope we are back to our usual winter weather: below freezing at night, but above in the daytime.
Hope your weather is good!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Colder Temperatures Moving In, January 3, 2014

Hay Field, Thursday, January 2, 2014, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
New Year's Day was sunny and mild, but yesterday the temperature had dropped to near freezing by mid-afternoon on the way down to a predicted low of 18F. But the real shocker
comes on Monday. The forecast is for a high of 23F and a low of 7F. For you Celsius folks,
that is minus 5C and minus 13C. Seriously cold for our part of the country!

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! January 1, 2014

ABC Wednesday
Y is for the YEAR 2014
Ready for 2014
I'm ready for the new year with:
Daybreak Daily Devotional and Prayer Journal by Dr. Adrian Rogers
2014 Desk Calendar and Weekly Planner
Week by Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook by Ron Kujawski and Jennifer Kujawski
One Pot Meals Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch

Happy New Year!

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