|Buttonbush, Lee county, Mississippi, USA, July 8, 2015|
Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, is a tall shrub with dark green leaves that come to a point at the tip. It likes moist soil so it is most often found in marshes or near streams, ponds, and lakes.
In the Summer, it produces Ping-Pong sized balls of tiny flowers. Bees and butterflies sip the nectar and pollinate the flowers. The seeds are eaten by ducks, geese and shorebirds.
|Dragonfly, Lee county, Mississippi, USA|
I did not see any bees or butterflies on the Buttonbush, but this dragonfly was darting around. I watched and waited until it lit nearby. I hope it was catching mosquitos!
B is for Bottle Art: Bottles converted into works of art.
|Jackson, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2015|
We went to the Summer Celebration at West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. The theme was Bees, Birds, Butterflies, and Bottles.
If this is too massive for your garden, how about something lighter...
...like these small bottles filled with colored water.
Or perhaps, a bottle tree is more your style.
|Summer Celebration at Jackson, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2015|
The mess didn't seem to bother this Dragonfly!
|Pickwick Lake, Mississippi, USA, July 6, 2015|
If you ever wanted to own a paddle-wheel riverboat, here's your chance. The Pickwick Belle is for sale by Captain's Choice Boat and Yacht Sales in Iuka, Mississippi. (If you are wondering how to pronounce Iuka, it is eye-you-ka, and it was the name of an American Indian chief).
Have a Beautiful Day!
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