Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Saturday we went to the Bodock Festival in nearby Pontotoc, Mississippi, a small town of about 5,000 people a few miles west of Tupelo. The name "Pontotoc" is an American Indian word meaning "The Land of Hanging Grapes." But instead of grapes, the focus of Saturday's festival was the Bodock tree and its fruit.
Bodock fruit
The Bodock tree (Maclura pomfera), aka Osage Orange, is native to the southern United States. It's wood is very durable and is used for fence posts and tool handles. The bumpy green fruit cannot be eaten, but it is often used in Autumn decorations along with pumpkins and gourds. For more information on the Bodock Tree Click Here!

Booths were set up along several blocks of Main Street for arts and crafts vendors.

We enjoy Gospel music; this group was just setting up their equipment when we arrived.

Numerous food vendors were set up along a side street.

T-shirts and other cloth-based crafts made bright displays.

I was attracted to this table of jewelry, but didn't buy any.

Many booths had wood, ceramic, and floral crafts.

Even this large buffalo sculpture was for sale.

The car show attracted a good crowd.

1930 Model A Ford
1955 Chevrolet
1949 Chevrolet
I think this guy has been working on that engine too long!

There was a 5K run and lots of children's activities, too.
It was a fun day! The weather was just right: partly cloudy with a cool breeze blowing.

Today I am joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday: Click Here!


Ruby Tuesday Too: Click Here!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blue Skies and Butterflies September 26, 2014

Prentiss county Mississippi September 25, 2014
We've had a week of very pleasant Autumn temperatures and beautiful blue skies.

Monarch Butterfly on Butterfly Bush
The butterflies have been busy getting every drop of nectar that they can find.

Red-Banded Hairstreak on Butterfly Bush

Bee on Butterfly Bush
The bees are busy, too. I think this is one of the bees that mimic the Bumble Bee.

Today, September 26, is my blog's third anniversary. Happy Day!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day September 2014

Mississippi, USA, zone 7 (northeast corner of the state)

Rain last Thursday night brought in cooler temperatures - perfect for Chrysanthemums

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

I have finished my chemo treatments. Now I am focusing on regaining my strength.
Thank you for praying for me.

To see what is blooming in gardens around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens: Click Here!