Thursday, November 23, 2017

Give Thanks, November 23, 2017

ABC Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, Little Things Thursday, and Signs, Signs
T is for Thanksgiving

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 21, 2017

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Red-shouldered Hawks, November 22, 2017

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

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 28, 2017
Red-shouldered Hawks, Buteo lineatus, may be seen across the eastern United States and southeast Canada. There is a western population of them along the coast of California.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 4, 2017
They catch and eat small mammals, lizards, snakes, and amphibians.

I hope you have a beautiful day!


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Mushrooms, November 20, 2017

Macro Monday 2 and Through My Lens

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 18, 2017
These pretty mushrooms are poisonous.

Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Barn Collective, November 19, 2017

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, October 28, 2017
This old barn needs just a little repair work on the roof for it to last a lot more years.
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Your bird for today is...
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, November 9, 2017
an American Coot, Fulica americana

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mockingbirds, November 18, 2017

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

Tupelo, Mississippi, October 12, 2017
I am not sure what was going on between these two Mockingbirds. One would advance, and the other one would retreat.

Then the second one advanced and the first one retreated.

One turned away for a minute, and I thought he was leaving.

Then he turned and advanced towards to other bird again.

I wondered if it was a territorial dispute with a younger male challenging an older one.

I am sorry I could not stay to see the outcome. I had groceries in the car that I needed to get home and into the refrigerator.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, November 17, 2017

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

1. Remembering Our Military Veterans (Sky Watch Friday)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, November 9, 2017
On permanent display at Veterans Park

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2. An Unusual Dining Experience
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, November 3, 2017
The Rattlesnake Saloon Restaurant is in a cave!

3. Going Fishing
Hardin County, Alabama, USA, November 11, 2017
Five Amish men in a one-horse buggy

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Fishing on the banks of the Tennessee River

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4. Wildlife
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 13, 2017
Harvestmen, Opiliones, look like spiders but they are not spiders. They do not weave webs, and are not poisonous. They are called Harvestmen because they are most often seen during the Autumn harvest season.

5. Thanksgiving Cactus (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 16, 2017
Schlumbergera truncate is commonly called Thanksgiving Cactus in the United States because it blooms in November near the time of our Thanksgiving Day (November 23 this year). They are natives of Brazil and are most often grown as houseplants here.

I hope you have a wonderful week-end!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day November 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Despite several frosty mornings, we have a few flowers still blooming:

a late blooming Rose,

Lantana,

Carolina Jessamine vine,

and Turk's Cap.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Wildflower, November 13, 2017

Macro Monday 2, Through My Lens, and Our World Tuesday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 13, 2017
I was surprised to see a wildflower opening its bloom this late in the year.

Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Barn Collective, November 12, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 16, 2017
This old barn is home to three horses.
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Your bird for today is...
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 27, 2017
a Great Blue Heron!

Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Critters: November 11, 2017

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

Colbert County, Alabama, USA, November 3, 2017
When we were driving around looking at the Autumn leaves last week, we met this pretty lady and her chauffeur, David. From her hair bows, I would guess she went Trick-or-Treating at Halloween!

She enjoyed being petted, and her fur was so soft!

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 6, 2017
We saw a small flock of Ring-billed Gulls, Larus delawarensis, at Pickwick Lake on Monday.

But only a few came close enough to shore for a good photo.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, November 10, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Sky Watch Friday

1. Pickwick Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 6, 2017
We have had heavy fog that lasts into the afternoon several days this week. This is the view of Pickwick Lake when we were there on Monday eating lunch with friends at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant.

2. Autumn Color
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, November 3, 2017
Cloudy days did not interfere with our enjoyment of the colorful leaves last week.

3. The Most Unusual Thing This Week
Booneville, Mississippi, USA, November 8, 2017
Did you notice the radio dial? 91.9 WOWL and 95.3 WADI are local radio stations.

4. Wildlife
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, November 9, 2017
I noticed movement at the edge of a small lake, zoomed in, and discovered this female Mallard Duck, Anas platyrhynchos, in the shadows.

5. Veterans Day is November 11
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, November 9, 2017
This replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall (Washington, DC) was dedicated at Veterans Park in Tupelo last Saturday. The names of every American soldier killed in the war are written on the Wall. It is 60% the size of the original.

"Freedom is not free"

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ring-billed Gulls, November 8, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
R is for Ring-billed Gulls

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 6, 2017
These are juvenile Ring-billed Gulls, Larus delawarensis. When they are mature (at 3-years old), their speckled feathers will be replaced by white, and their back and wings will become a bluish-grey color (with black wing tips). The Gull in front is younger than the other one.

They eat fish, insects, earthworms, grain and fruit, and given the opportunity, will steal food from unwary people who come to the beach for a picnic!

Have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Barn Collective, November 5, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 5, 2017
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Your bird for today is...
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 10, 2017
...a Northern Cardinal.
Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Critters: November 4, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 11, 2017
I found this small snail on the edge of a flower pot.
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My next two images are spiders. If you don't like spiders, just scroll down quickly!
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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 9, 2017
A spider eating a katydid

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 9, 2017
It looks like this spider has caught a small bee.
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It's okay to look now!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 11, 2017
I don't know the name of this wasp. Any help with ID is greatly appreciated.

I hope you have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, November 3, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Tennessee River (Sky Watch Friday)
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, October 31, 2017
On Tuesday we drove north on the Natchez Trace Parkway to see if the trees were showing their Autumn colors. We stopped here at Colbert's Ferry Park to admire the view of the Parkway bridge across the Tennessee River.

We saw some Autumn color along the way, but it is not at its best yet.

2. Elvis Presley's Birthplace and Museum
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 26, 2017
If you visit Tupelo, be sure to walk up to the top of the hill overlooking the Birthplace and Museum to see this sculpture of Elvis as a boy.

A wall behind the sculpture explains the start of his musical career. Below are close-up photos that I hope are large enough to be read.

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And the Larger Than Life Elvis sculpture is there, too.

3. Food
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, October 31, 2017
Persimmons are Autumn fruits that are bitter if picked too early. They are best picked and eaten after the first frost.

I found these persimmons high up in the tree, so I left them there. Probably best that I could not reach them; they don't look ripe enough yet.

4. Best Photo of the Week (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, October 31, 2017
Great Blue Heron. Other than cropping and adding my name, this is straight out of the camera.
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS, 1/160 sec., f 5.6, ISO 125, 10/31/2017 1:30pm.

5. Carolina Jessamine (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 2, 2017
My Carolina Jessamine Vine, Gelsemium sempervirens, is full of buds!

And a few have opened. Carolina Jessamine is hardy is USDA zones 7 - 9. Unless we have unusually cold temperatures this Winter, it will continue blooming for several months.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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