Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mud Glorious Mud, October 7, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wednesday Waters

ABC Wednesday
M is for mud - wet soft earth
Waterloo, Alabama, USA, September 27, 2015

As the sign explains, mudflats created by varying water levels of the Tennessee River are teeming with small aquatic creatures - tasty treats for shorebirds.

Waterloo, Alabama, USA, September 27, 2015

Butterflies are able to get salt and other necessary minerals from mud.

Waterloo, Alabama, USA, September 27, 2015

And Cypress Trees need the periodic flooding of the mudflats to survive and flourish.

Now you know: Mud is more than just stuff you have to clean off your shoes!

Wild Bird Wednesday
Cormorant, Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi, USA, September 20, 2015

The Cormorant's usual habitat is along the coast, but they may be seen on inland lakes, rivers and swamps. The word "cormorant" is derived from the Latin corvus marinus, or "sea crow."

Cormorant, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 5, 2015

Cormorants dive into the water to catch fish to eat. Afterward, they spread their wings to dry their feathers. (Though some scientists disagree about the purpose of this spread-wing behavior).

Wednesday Waters
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 5, 2015

Walkway leading down to a dock on Pickwick Lake.

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  1. Thank you! Now I know why the good Lord gave us mud! To teach us digging, not only in the real mud, but also in the virtual mud of one's life.
    Have a great week,
    Wil, ABCW Team.

    1. Now that's an interesting thought!
      Have a great day!

  2. I will never look at mud the same way! Great post.

  3. This is a fun post. I never would have thought of featuring mud in a post...but it works!

  4. Very nice collection Lea! I hate mud ... We got a car stuck in it once and I've hated it ever since that little adventure

  5. We live with mud here too. It can be glorious unless one is stuck in it. LOL

  6. Well now, I didn't realize how important mud is to the habitats! Great info and love the photo of the trees in the water!

    abcw team

  7. Most mud is rich full with potential growth!
    Loved your entry

    Have a nice ABC-week / - day
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  8. When I was younger, I enjoyed mud much more!


  9. Great post! Wow...I have never been to Waterloo, and I am from Alabama. Would love to go! I learned so much from this post and also enjoyed all the photos!

    1. Thanks for your visit and comment. Waterloo is a great little town on the Tennessee River with a Trail of Tears memorial and other sites of historic interest.

  10. Nice to be reminded that mudflats are actually useful!

  11. I loved playing in mud when I was a kid. Not so much the Mama that I did.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  12. yes, evrything that God made was good for someone or something. These butterflies know where to get nourishment.

  13. The picture of the butterflies on the mud is intriguing. Thanks for teaching me so much today : ).


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