Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Barn Collective, October 22, 2017

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, October 2, 2017
I was too far away to be sure, but I think this Amish farmer was harvesting peanuts.

McNairy County, Tennessee, October 2, 2017
And it was interesting to see the fodder in the shocks (a method of drying corn to be fed to livestock in the Winter)
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Your bird for today is...
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 6, 2017
A Great Egret!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Birds and Butterflies, October 21, 2017

I'd Rather B Birdin', Saturday's Critters, and Camera Critters

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 16, 2017
Male Cardinal.
It looks like he is having trouble keeping his balance. Too many trips to the feeders!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 16, 2017
Female Cardinal

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 12, 2017
Fritillary Butterfly on Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus

Corinth, Mississippi, USA, September 7, 2017
Painted Lady Butterfly

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, USA, October 19, 2017
Long-tailed Skipper on a stone wall

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 16, 2017
Long-tailed Skipper and a Zabulon Skipper on Butterfly Bush, Buddleia

Have a beautiful week-end!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, October 20, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos, and Saturday's Critters

1. Ballard Park (Sky Watch Friday)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 13, 2017
Last Friday was a beautiful day to walk around Ballard Park Lake (it is not a large lake).

I do not know why the fountain in the middle of the lake was not turned on, but the turtles were taking advantage of it, sunning themselves on the fountain's base.

The ducks and geese were gathering for a meeting at the small amphitheater.

Here comes today's speaker with his entourage!

2. Art in the Park
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 13, 2017
These two butterfly sculptures are near the children's playground at Ballard Park. The artist is Tanner Coleman, a native of Tupelo who now lives in Macon, Georgia

One butterfly is depicted with its wings open,

The other one with its wings closed. Of sturdy brick construction, children are encouraged to play on them.

3. The Reason Why (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 16, 2017
This is The Reason Why I keep my camera in my lap when I am in the car! A White-tailed Deer ran from the side of the road to the edge of the woods, then paused for a few seconds to look back.

Just enough time for two quick photos before she ran deeper into the woods!

4. Autumn
Booneville, Mississippi, USA, October 19, 2017
The whole gang was out on courthouse square enjoying the cooler Autumn weather this week!

5. Canna Lily (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 17, 2017
My Canna Lilies have decided to bloom one more time before Winter gets here.

Have a beautiful week-end!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Good Fences: Good Friends, October 19, 2017

Good Fences, Thankful Thursday, and Little Things Thursday
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, October 17, 2017

Today I am thankful for friends!

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gray Catbird, October 18, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 9, 2017
Gray Catbirds, Dumetella carolinensis, are relatives of Mockingbirds and Thrashers. Look for them in dense shrubs and thickets of young trees in the east and central parts of the United States and in southern Canada. In the Winter months they migrate to the coastal regions of the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean islands. Their primary food sources are insects and wild berries, though they have been known to feast on cultivated fruit such as grapes and strawberries.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Coleus, October 16, 2017

Foliage Follow-up, Macro Monday 2, and Ruby Tuesday Too

The 16th of each month (the day after Gardeners' Bloom Day) is for spotlighting foliage plants.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA. October 13, 2017
Coleus can be grown in containers or in the ground, but they are not cold-hardy. Many leaf color combinations have been developed, giving gardeners almost any color they fancy.

They are very easy to grow, and thrive in shady areas.

To propagate Coleus cut off a few stems, put them in water, and they readily root, giving you new plants in a week or two.

Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day October 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Turk's Cap has been blooming for several months, and the butterflies are loving it!

Lantana is a reliable bloomer that endures our hot Summer temperatures without complaint and keeps on going into Autumn.

Since Morning Glory Vines self-seed they appear in new places each year. This one is mixed in with my Cypress Vine.

There are still a lot of buds on my Morning Glory Bush. We have perhaps two weeks before the first frost. Hope that is enough time for them to open.

My Tuberous Begonia is in a hanging basket on my front porch. Soon I will bring it indoors.

Munstead Red Stonecrop, Sedum telephium, is a recent purchase.

Tufted Titmouse, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 12, 2017
Remember to include bird song in your garden. Feed them, they will come!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Assassin Bug, October 14, 2017

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, October 24, 2017
On the windshield of my car, the nymph (immature form) of an Assassin Bug. They are ugly little things (and they bite), but I thought the bright sunlight created an interesting shadow.

I really need to wash my car more often if I am going to use it in my photos!

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 6, 2017
Seeing this critter on the side of a U-Haul van brought back childhood memories of spending many Summer evenings happily chasing Fireflies around the yard.

Learn more about the Firefly's bioluminescence at the U-Haul website You will be surprised!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 2, 2017
Almost all the donkeys I see are brown, so this cute black one really caught my eye!

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, October 13, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Harvest Moon (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, October 4, 2017
On Wednesday evening last week, the setting sun was casting a rosy glow in the clouds just as the moon rose in the east.

2. Catch of the Day (Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin')
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 7, 2017
Great Egret, Ardea alba

3. A Most Unusual Thing
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 2, 2017
People who live near rivers often build their homes on pilings in case of flooding, but I have never before seen a mobile home raised up high like this one.

4. Farming: Cotton
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 30, 2017
The cotton clothes you wear have their beginnings in fields like this.

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5. Good Food
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 12, 2017
One of my favorite places to eat in Tupelo is Taziki's Mediterranean Café.

And this is my favorite meal: Grilled Salmon, Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese, Basmati Rice, and Baked Pita Chips.

I hope you have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wildflowers, October 12, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, October 11, 2017
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Booneville, Mississippi, USA, October 5, 2017
Today I am thankful for Autumn wildflowers peeking through fences!

Have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great Egret, October 11, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 6, 2017
Great Egrets, Ardea alba, wade in shallow water looking for small fish, their primary food source. They also eat small aquatic animals (such as crayfish) and insects.

When prey is spotted, they strike lightening fast!

Success!


And down it goes!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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