Thursday, September 20, 2018

Scuppernongs, September 20, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 2, 2018
Scuppernongs are a variety of Muscadines, Vitis rotundifolia, wild grapes native to the southern United States. Though the birds and squirrels eat some of them, I am thankful that they leave a few of them for us!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kingfisher, September 19, 2018

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
K is for Kingfishers - stocky, fish-eating birds with dagger-like bills

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 6, 2018
Belted Kingfishers, Megaceryle alcyon, have a range that covers most of North America. Look for them perched on tree branches that overhang ponds or streams, and you may see them dive into the water to catch a fish. They also eat insects, crustaceans, reptiles, and small mammals.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Slingshot, September 18, 2018

Ruby Tuesday Too and Our World Tuesday

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 10, 2018
If a motorcycle man married a sports car lady...

a Polaris Slingshot SL

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For more information: Slingshot: The Ultimate Joyride

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Mural: Skinny Cow, September 17, 2018

Monday Mural and Through My Lens

The Skinny Cow...

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 11, 2018
"100 Calories of Sheer Yum" low-fat ice cream by Nestlé

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, September 2018

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia

Althea, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus

Bush Morning Glory, Ipomoea carnea

Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus

Goldenrod, Solidago

Red Spider Lily, Lycoris radiata
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And now a couple of non-blooming garden photos...

Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, has tiny pink blooms in early Summer, followed by purple berries to add color to the Autumn garden.

The Black and Yellow Garden Spiders, Argiope aurantia, are welcome in my garden. They do not bite people, and they catch and eat the insects that like to munch on my plants!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, September 14, 2018

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

1. We Need Rain (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 12, 2018
Some parts of the world are getting too much rain, but we are not getting enough. I have noticed that the water levels are getting low on a lot of the small ponds. All the mud you see here is usually underwater. However, our temperatures are cooler now, and we are thankful for that.

NOTE: Please keep those in the path of Hurricane Florence in your thoughts and prayers.

2. Fall Gardening
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 11, 2018
The cooler weather makes me want to plant something! On Tuesday I sowed seeds for 'Black Seeded Simpson' Lettuce. It is a leafy lettuce that can be picked a few leaves at a time. It will continue to make new leaves until the cold weather kills it. I planted it in tubs so it will be easy to cover for protection against an early frost.

3. Moth (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 31, 2018
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, Hemaris thysbe. Despite wing damage, it was flying just fine.

4. Morning Glory Vine (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 11, 2018













Common Morning Glory, Ipomoea purpurea. According to Wikipedia, there are over 1,000 species of Morning Glory worldwide.

5. Hummingbird (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 28, 2018



I think this is a juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Most of our Hummingbirds have started their journey south. I expect they will all be gone by the first of October, but we will keep the feeders up awhile longer just in case a few stragglers come by.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Monarch Butterfly, September 13, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 10, 2018
Today I am thankful that my neighbor got a good report from her Oncologist last Friday. After six months of chemotherapy for liver cancer, her scan showed only one small spot still on her liver. All the other spots have completely disappeared! Thank the Good Lord!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Canada Geese, September 12, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around The World

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 10, 2018
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis, are common birds across much of North America. They eat grasses, grains, berries, and seeds. They mate for life, and tend to stay in family groups.

Canada Geese are migratory birds, flying south in the Winter, but many of them have become year-round residents of the United States.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Dragonfly, September 10, 2018

Through My Lens and Our World Tuesday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 1, 2018
Two views of the same Dragonfly

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Barn Collective, September 9, 2018

The Barn Collective and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, September 3, 2018

Seeing the door, window, and stairs, I am wondering if the barn loft might have been converted into an apartment, though it seems to be abandoned now. The crop in the foreground is cotton.
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Your bird for today is …
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 1, 2018
… a Brown Thrasher trying to hide from my camera in the blackberry thicket!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

B&W: Spider, September 8, 2018

The Weekend in Black and White

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 3, 2018
Spider on a Begonia bloom

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, September 7, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Orange You Glad It's Friday
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Clouds (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 31, 2018
Coming home from Tupelo last Friday, I saw a Mouse in the clouds!
(My husband was driving).

2. Butterfly (Orange You Glad It's Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 31, 2018
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Turk's Cap.

3. Favorite Photo of the Week
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 3, 2018
Small things can cast large shadows! I think this is a Hackberry Emperor Butterfly

4. Spider (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 4, 2018

The Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia, is a harmless orb-weaver spider that is common across much of North America. They are beneficial spiders, catching and eating many harmful insects

This view of the underside more clearly shows the zigzag strands in the middle of the web that is called the stabilimentum.

5. American Robin (I'd Rather B Birdin')
New Albany, Mississippi, USA, September 5, 2018
The early bird gets the worm! And she swallowed it so fast, I almost missed the photo!

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bee on Buddleia, September 6, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 5, 2018
I am thankful that the worst of this Summer's heat is behind us!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Crows, September 5, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around The World

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 1, 2018
The American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos, is a common bird across most of the United States and Canada, but they are rarely seen in Mexico. They are social birds with strong family ties. The young birds stay with their parents for several years to help raise the next years' nestlings.

They eat a wide variety of food: seeds, fruit, berries, insects, earthworms, mice, and small fish.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Bush Morning Glory, September 4, 2018

Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday
I is for Ipomoea carnea - Bush Morning Glory

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 30, 2018
Ipomoea carnea is a species of Morning Glory with long heart-shaped leaves and large pink blooms. Commonly called Bush Morning Glory, it may be propagated by stem cuttings or seeds.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday Mural, September 3, 2018

Monday Mural and Through My Lens

"Wapakoneta, Ohio - Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum - First Man on the Moon"

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, September 2, 2018
Another interesting mural brought to you by U-Haul - 'America's Moving Adventure'

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Barn Collective, September 2, 2018

The Barn Collective and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 31, 2018
A barn on a hill, hoping for rain
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Your bird for today is...
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 26, 2018
a Carolina Chickadee fluffing its feathers.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

B&W: Squirrel, September 1, 2018

The Weekend in Black and White and Saturday's Critters

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 25, 2018
The squirrels are constantly raiding the bird feeders at our house!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, August 31, 2018

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

1. Early Morning Fog (Sky Watch Friday)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 26, 2018
We decided to go out for breakfast early on Sunday morning. It was very refreshing to be out at daybreak while most people were still sleeping!

There is an old bit of weather lore that says 'Fog in August, snow in December.' You may live where there is always snow in December, but here in the south, we may go several years without any snow at all. I will let you know if the predicted snow comes our way!

2. American Goldfinch (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 11, 2018
Many song birds are beginning to molt, making them look at bit scruffy.

3. The Last of the Tomatoes
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 24, 2018
For about six weeks we have been enjoying tomato sandwiches every day - a good yield from only four tomato plants! But now, it is time to let the tomato worms have the rest. Did you know that tomato worms are the caterpillar stage of Sphinx Moths?

For more information on Sphinx Moths: Sphinx Moths, the Stars of the Evening

4. Cicada (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 19, 2018
Possibly the ugliest critter you will ever see! A cicada just emerged from its shell

5. Stonecrop (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 28, 2018
'Munstead Red' Stonecrop, Sedum telephium, is a late-Summer blooming perennial that grows in full sun or part-shade. Though this one is more pink than the red shown on the plant tag, I think it is a beautiful color, and I am pleased to have it in my garden!

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thankful Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Mushrooms, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 22, 2018
I am thankful that my husband is doing well after his second cataract surgery!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hummingbirds, August 29, 2018

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wednesday Around The World
H is for Hummingbirds: the smallest birds in the world (weight 2 to 20 grams, less than an ounce)

female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 17, 2018
Hummingbirds get their name from the humming sound of their rapid wingbeats (more than 70 beats per second). They are found only in the Americas - 17 species in the United States, 5 species in Canada, and over 300 species in Central and South America. Many Hummingbirds are migratory, flying hundreds of miles each year.

male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 25, 2018
In many species the male Hummingbirds have iridescent throat feathers that look dull until the light strikes them at the proper angle.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 28, 2018
Hummingbirds sip nectar from flowers and eat tiny insects. Many people hang Hummingbird feeders filled with sugar-water to attract them to their gardens. Here in north Mississippi, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds usually arrive at the end of March to nest and raise their young. By the first of October they are on their journey south to spend the Winter in Central America.

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