Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Canada Geese, August 16, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis, are migratory birds native to North America, but have been introduced to other parts of the world. In some places they have become semi-domesticated, living on lakes in city parks.

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day August 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, Our World Tuesday,
and ABC Wednesday - F is for Flowers

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Our Crape Myrtle trees are in full bloom.

When the blooms fade and fall to the ground, they create a pink carpet below the trees.

Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, may be classified as a large shrub or small tree.

Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus, is a very hardy plant that grows in full sun on the south side of the house.


Growing in front of the Turk's Cap is 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' Purple Coneflower

Bush Morning Glory, Ipomoea leptophylla

I have Geraniums in hanging baskets on my porch.

I have had this Butterfly Bush, Buddleia, for several years. It might be 'Nanho Purple'

This dwarf Butterfly Bush is a recent purchase: 'Soda Pop White'

Female Cardinal, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 14, 2017
And if you want music to accompany your pretty blooms, you can attract songbirds by hanging bird feeders and setting up bird baths for them.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunflowers! August 14, 2017

Macro Monday 2 and Through My Lens

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 13, 2017
Several sunflower plants sprouted from seeds spilled underneath the bird feeders.

Still waiting for this beauty to open.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Barn Collective, August 13. 2017

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
The sun was peeking through the clouds to highlight this barn.
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Your bird for today is an...
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, May 13, 2017


American Robin!
(Turdus migratorius, a migratory songbird of the Thrush family)

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, August 11, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Floral Friday Fotos
And on Saturday: Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Clouds (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 8, 2017
Rain on Monday brought cooler temperatures. We are hoping that the worst of this Summer's heat is behind us and a long, pleasantly cool Autumn is ahead.

2. Great Blue Herons (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 4, 2017
You may remember seeing this photo of one Great Blue Heron chasing another Heron away from a favorite fishing spot. On Monday we were again at Pickwick, and I saw the same thing happen again!

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
I cannot say these are the same two Herons, but I wonder.

3. Put out to Pasture (Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 5, 2017
Do not worry about this horse. He is not abused nor neglected; he is just very old. He has a large green pasture with plenty of shade trees and a warm barn for shelter in the Winter.

4. Good Food
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, August 10, 2017
Yesterday we went to lunch at Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant. I ate Lemon-pepper Grilled Catfish, a Baked Sweet Potato, and Strawberry Fields Salad (lettuce, strawberries, sliced almonds, and feta cheese) with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing. It was delicious!
(Note: There is not an actual hotel here. Hotel is just part of the restaurant name)

As an added bonus, the restaurant faces the beautiful Tennessee River.

5. Morning Glory Vine (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 10, 2017
The thing I find fascinating about the Morning Glory Vine is that each bloom seems to be lit from within! I think this variety is Ipomoea purpurea.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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For more animal photos, on Saturday visit:
Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Good Fences, August 10, 2017

Good Fences Around the World and Thankful Thursday
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 5, 2017
An ordinary fence made special by a red gate.

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For Thankful Thursday:
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 7, 2017
I am thankful for the wonderfully refreshing rain that came on Monday!

Have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Eastern Phoebe, August 9, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
E is for Eastern Phoebe - a North American bird of the Flycatcher family

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 20, 2017
An Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe, on my garden trellis.

Have a great day!

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Harvest Monday, August 7, 2017

Harvest Monday, Macro Monday, and Our World Tuesday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
Our fig trees are so old that I don't remember the variety name. Green figs stand straight up. As they grow larger and ripen, they bend over.

Every year it is a race between us and the raccoons to see who gets the larger portion!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Barn Collective, August 6, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 23, 2017
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Your bird for today is a...

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, July 6, 2017
Red-winged Blackbird!

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, August 4, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Floral Friday Fotos
And on Saturday, Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Clouds (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 30, 2017
Lots of clouds this week, but no rain.

2. Elvis
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Metal Sculptures, tributes to Elvis, are along Main Street in Tupelo.

Return to Sender

This one is in front of Tupelo Hardware where Elvis' mother bought him his first guitar.

To see my other posts about these guitar sculptures:
June 16 post  June 23 post  July 7 post  July 14 post  July 28 post

3. Reflection (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias

4. Butterflies and Moths (Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters)
Wednesday must have been 'Butterfly and Moth Day' at my house!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
Limenitis arthemis astyanax, Red-spotted Purple Admiral Butterfly is named for the red spots on the undersides of its wings. I don't know why, but it spent several minutes exploring our dog's bed on the front porch.

In this photo you can see the red spots on the undersides of the wings.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
Regal Moth, Citheronia regalis

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
I found this Small-eyed Sphinx Moth, Paonias myops, on the cord that supports one of my Hummingbird feeders.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
Papilio Troilus, Spicebush Swallowtail on my Butterfly Bush, Buddleia. 

5. Flowering Shrub (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 30, 2017
Ipomoea leptophylla, Bush Morning Glory, is a fast-growing shrub that blooms early in the morning.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 2, 2017
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Have a great week-end!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Good Fences, August 3, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 26, 2017
I saw this Northern Mockingbird on a fence near a busy shopping center.

I know birds stand on one leg in the Winter to warm the other foot and leg, but why in Summer?

Thankful Thursday:
I am thankful that my husband is recovering well after hernia surgery on Tuesday.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pelicans, August 2, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 4, 2017
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, American White Pelicans, are large North American birds with broad wings, long necks, and large bills. They are most often seen along the coasts and on large inland lakes. They eat fish and other small aquatic animals.

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 10. 2017
Their black wing tips are usually seen only in flight.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Flowers, July 31, 2017

At the end of each month I like to pause a minute to look at my garden.

Butterfly Milkweed is putting on its second flush of blooms. The first blooms were in May.

Turk's Cap is just beginning to bloom.

Black-eyed Susans are wonderfully bright, cheery flowers!

The Coneflowers have been in bloom for the entire month and are beginning to look a bit ragged, but for long-lasting blooms they can't be beat!

This is a new purchase - Astra Blue Balloon Flower.

A dear friend gave me these Purslane plants a couple of months ago.

And I have lots of birds in my garden. This is an Eastern Phoebe in bright morning sunlight.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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