Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Barn Collective, June 25, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 18, 2017
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And your bird for today is...
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 15, 2017
...a Vulture!
Not a pretty bird, but without Vultures who would clean up all the roadkill?
Vultures work in Environmental Protection, the Department of Hazardous Waste Disposal!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Miniature Horses, June 24, 2017

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, May 1, 2017
For more information on Miniature Horses: American Miniature Horse Association

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, June 23, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Floral Friday Fotos

1. Hurricane Cindy (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, June 22, 2017
We have increasing cloudiness as a weakening Hurricane Cindy moves inland, but the main force of the storm is to the west of us. Today's forecast: a high temperature of 82F (28C) and an afternoon thunderstorm.

2. More Guitars
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 20, 2017
While I was in Tupelo on Tuesday, I photographed a few more of the Tribute to Elvis sculptures since people seemed to like the ones I posted last week.

You ain't nothing but... (a hound dog) ...Howling all the time

Blue Hawaii...Aloha from Tupelo

3. Something Hatched
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 21, 2017
From looking at photos on the Internet, I think it might be a Blue Jay, and I have seen Blue Jays at our bird feeders.

4. Who would have thought...
 Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 20, 2017
...that a rolled up water hose would be such a good back scratcher? Or perhaps she is giving herself a massage!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 21, 2017
We are not sure of her exact age, but she adopted us in February 2010.

5. A new purchase (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 19, 2017
Ivy Geranium "Burgundy Bicolor"

Happy Friday!


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Birds on a Fence, June 22, 2017

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 27, 2017
The best fences have birds on them!

They were all busy preening their feathers.

House Sparrows, I think.

Thankful Thursday
I am thankful that we live far enough inland that Hurricane Cindy will bring rain, but not the fierce wind that people on the Gulf Coast are experiencing. May God protect them.

I hope you are having a great day!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eastern Phoebe, June 21, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 4, 2017
Eastern Phoebes, Sayornis phoebe, can be seen in the eastern half of the United States and in many provinces of Canada. Their winter range includes Mexico and the Central American countries. They are very vocal birds, and can be identified by their call: phoe-be, phoe-be, phoe-be. Another identifier is their habit of flicking their tails up and down.

Their major food sources are flying insects, but they also eat spiders, ticks, millipedes, seeds, and small fruit.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chili's, June 20, 2017

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 19, 2017
For a limited time Chili's is running a lunch special for ten dollars: appetizer, entrée, and dessert (drinks not included and there is tax, of course, so it adds up to a few dollars more). My husband and I decided to try it yesterday, and the food was very good! I had a mixed green salad, BBQ ribs (Texas dry rub), French fries, chocolate cake, and iced tea. My husband chose the same meal, except he had chips and salsa as his appetizer instead of salad. We both thoroughly enjoyed it!

Have a great day!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Bread and Berries, June 19, 2017

Monday Mural and Harvest Monday

Monday Mural
Baldwyn, Mississippi, USA, June 8, 2017
The Bread Man cometh!


The delivery man took a hand-cart load of bread into the store and left the truck door open.
I wanted to go over there and shut the door so the mural would be complete, but I didn't dare!

Harvest Monday: Foraging for berries

Wild Blackberries may not be as large as the cultivated ones, but they are free food!
The birds and other animals scatter the seeds; rain and sunshine make them grow.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 15, 2017

This blackberry thicket is on our property. Please do not forage on another person's property without getting their permission first.


We enjoy adding them to our breakfast cereal. Sometimes we crush the berries with a fork, stir in a sprinkle of sugar, and spread the mixture on toasted bread. Yummy either way!

Have a great week!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Barn Collective, June 18, 2017

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, June 16, 2017
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Your bird for today is...
Booneville, Mississippi, USA, May 2, 2017
A Red-headed Woodpecker!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Critters: Squirrel, June 17, 2017

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, May 2, 2017
Squirrels can be found all over the world except in the polar regions and the very dry deserts. And they are just as much at home in cities as they are in the forests and fields.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, June 16, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Floral Friday Fotos, Foliage Follow Up, and Week-end Reflections

1. Coleus
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 8, 2017
Foliage Follow Up Day is the 16th day of each month.
Coleus and Airplane Plant make a pretty combination on my front porch. (They are in 3 pots).

2. Canada Geese - Week-end Reflections
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 16, 2017

You may remember seeing this photo of four goslings on my blog in April.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 12, 2017
Here they are two months later with their parents!

3. Guitars on Main Street
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
The Elvis Presley Festival, held the first week-end in June in Tupelo, celebrates the music of Elvis Presley. There is lots of music, of course, but also a 5k run, arts and crafts, a pet parade, and tours of the Elvis birthplace.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Two dozen (or more) metal sculptures, painted by school children, are permanent fixtures along Main Street.

4. Wildlife
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 14, 2017
We had an unexpected visitor on Wednesday - a Box Turtle.

5. Lantana - Floral Friday Fotos
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 13, 2017
A strange thing happened this week...
I was just walking along, minding my own business, when this cute little Lantana jumped off the shelf into my shopping cart and came home with me!

I hope you are having a great week!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day June 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

I have several hanging baskets of Begonias on my porch.

Another hanging basket - Geranium!

My Gardenia is covered in blooms, and the aroma is heavenly.

Althea, common name: Rose of Sharon

My American Linden Tree (Basswood) Tilia americana is blooming, and the bees are loving it!

Zinnias

I bought mixed colors of Moss Rose and planted them all together.

Gladioli from a package of mixed color bulbs, but if I knew its name I would buy a dozen!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, June 14, 2017

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

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 4, 2017
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris, are tiny birds (3 ½ inches, 9 cm). Only the males have the distinctive red throat feathers. Hummingbirds are in almost constant motion, perching only briefly to rest. They have the amazing ability to fly in any direction including backwards!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 8, 2017
The females are not as colorful, but pretty nonetheless. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird's breeding range is the eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada. They migrate to Mexico and the Central American countries to spend the Winter.

 Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 13, 2017
You can attract them to your house by planting red tubular flowers like this Red Buckeye, and by hanging Hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water. (Sorry, they move too fast for me to photograph them feeding).

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Festival Food, June 13, 2017

Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday Too, and Signs, Signs

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 13, 2017
I enjoy going to festivals, and there are a lot of them here. Every town has at least one in the Spring or Summer. Larger towns have several festivals each year. These food vendors were at the Gum Tree Festival in Tupelo.

Have a great day!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Mural June 12, 2017

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 6, 2017
I found this mural on the spare tire cover...

...of a 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria at the Blue Suede Cruise Car Show.

Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Barn Collective, June 11, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 3, 2017
I did not see any livestock, but it is such a well-kept barn, I think there must be some, perhaps in a different pasture.
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Your bird for today is...
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 20, 2017
...a Rufous-sided Towhee that enjoys the sunflower seed we put on the ground for the Doves.

If you like birdsClick Here! to see yesterday's Kingfisher photos.

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Turtle and Kingfisher, June 10, 2017

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

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 23, 2017
Is this turtle smiling, or is it my imagination?

I'd Rather B Birdin'

Female Belted Kingfisher, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 31, 2017
I was delighted to see this Kingfisher even though the bright late afternoon sunlight was not the best lighting for photography. I am sure Kingfishers get tired of hearing 'bad hair day' but...

...don't they look strange when they lay their crest feathers down flat against their heads!

Have a wonderful week-end!

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