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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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fresh Seafood, October 10, 2017


Off The Dock Fresh Seafood
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 28, 2017
For the best selection and the freshest seafood, find out which day (or days) of the week the seafood companies make deliveries to the restaurants and grocery stores!

Have a great day!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Encore Azalea, October 9, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 25, 2017
Encore Azalea 'Autumn Beauty'

I hope you have a beautiful week!

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Barn Collective, October 8, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 24, 2017
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Your bird for today is...
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 11, 2017
A Great Blue Heron on a channel marker near Pickwick Dam on the Tennessee River.
The red diamond is the symbol for dangerous water.

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Critters, October 7, 2017

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, August 29, 2017
I saw this Groundhog, Marmota monax, on the front lawn of a house in town.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, September 11, 2017
As soon as this turtle saw me, it ducked back under the water before I could get a better photo. It was in a small, shallow pond, but the water was very murky.

Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA, April 29, 2017
Though it may look like this snake was right under my feet, I was a safe distance away.
The mighty power of a zoom lens!

Have a great week-end!

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, October 6, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Good Fences

1. Autumn's Chill (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 2, 2017
It was a cool, windy day with misting rain when we met friends for lunch at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant on Monday. The restaurant overlooks Pickwick Lake with a view of the dam.

This Great Blue Heron seemed to be feeling the chill in the air, too.

2. River Traffic
On the Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam, October 2, 2017
After we drove across Pickwick Dam, we were surprised to see several Cabin Cruisers on the Tennessee River.

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Is this one large enough to be called a yacht?

3. Tribute to Elvis sculptures
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 28, 2017
'Heartbreak Hotel'

'(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear'

4. Outside the Fence! (Good Fences Around The World)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 2, 2017
When driving along country roads you must watch for animals. This cow escaped her pasture and crossed the road right in front of us! We went to the farmhouse to tell the farmer that one of his cows was out, but there was no one home.

5. Farming: Soybeans
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 2, 2017
When we were in Tennessee on Monday, we saw vast fields of soybeans (soya beans) almost ready for harvest. When the leaves die and fall off the plants, the Combines (harvesting machines) will be driven through the fields to gather the beans.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 3, 2017
The soybean harvest has already started here in northeast Mississippi. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "The soybean is economically the most important bean in the world, providing vegetable protein for millions of people and ingredients for hundreds of chemical products." Source: Soybean

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fishing Poles, October 5, 2017

Signs, Signs, Thankful Thursday, and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 2, 2017
I am thankful that I live out in the country where all you need to go fishing is a bamboo pole,
a line, a hook, and a few worms for bait. Out where even bobbers and sinkers are optional equipment!

To paraphrase John Denver's song, "Thank God I'm a country girl!"

I hope you have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

American Coots, October 4, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 2, 2017
The American Coots, Fulica americana, have returned - a sure sign cold weather is on its way!

In the southwestern part of the United States, Coots are all-year residents. Here in the southeast the Coots are migratory, going farther north to nest and raise their young before returning to us in the Autumn. Look for them feeding on aquatic plants around the edges of lakes, marshes and ponds.

Have a wonderful day!

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