P is for a Pun - a form of wordplay that suggests two or more meanings by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words (definition by Wikipedia).
|Arab, Alabama, USA, September 11, 2015|
The Arab, Alabama, sports team, The Arabian Knights, is a pun on the collection of ancient stories known as "The Arabian Nights."
All languages have puns, but they usually do not translate well from one language to another.
Wild Bird Wednesday
|Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 17, 2015|
We call these birds Pigeons, but according to my bird book, they are Rock Doves, Columba livia. They are an introduced species, not native, and have established themselves in most of the United States and in southern Canada.
There are many color variations from white to very dark. When available they build their nests on cliffs, but a city window ledge or a bridge suits them just fine.
|October 11, 2015|
Autumn Leaf floating downstream.
|Lee County, Mississippi, USA, September 13, 2015|
Bull Thistle (aka Spear Thistle), Cirsium vulgare, with its prickly stems and invasive habits is classified as a noxious weed in some places, but isn't its bloom pretty! It is pollinated by bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds. Small birds (such as finches) eat the seeds.
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