Friday, September 24, 2021

Clouds and a Bee, September 24, 2021

Sky Watch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, September 21, 2021
Clouds for Sky Watch Friday, and...

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 23, 2021
... a Bee for The Weekend in Black and White

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Skywatch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thankful Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Red Spider Lilies, Lycoris radiata, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 23, 2021
I am thankful for the cooler weather of Autumn!

Have a Blessed Day!
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Happy Fall Y'all!

I am linking in today with Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Belted Kingfisher, September 22, 2021

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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male Belted Kingfisher, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 16, 2021
When I first saw this Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alycon, he had his back to me.

But he was very cooperative and flew over to another wire to give me a front view!

Over much of the United States, Belted Kingfishers are all year residents. In Canada and Mexico they are migratory birds. Fish are their primary source of food; look for them around ponds, lakes, and rivers.

Have a wonderful day!

I am linking in today with Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Great Blue Heron, September 18, 2021

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

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 12, 2021
Sometimes you can find Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, wading in shallow water looking for fish. But don't forget to look up in the trees, too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Friday, September 17, 2021

Sky Watch Friday, September 17, 2021

Sky Watch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

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The Tennessee River near Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, September 12, 2021
A pretty place for a picnic! We began the week with nice sunny days, but we are ending it with rain.

I think the huge rocks on the river bank are more interesting in black and white.
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Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Skywatch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, September 2021

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

The colors for my September's Bloom Day seem to be white and all shades of red! Where are my blue, orange, and yellow flowers? Resting? Laying dormant? Goofing off, most likely!

Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon 'Red Heart'

Another Rose of Sharon, name unknown

Encore Azalea 'Autumn Royalty'

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia

Turk's Cap

Rose 'Iceberg'

Peace Lily

Cypress Vine

Phlox

Now for the 'Pretty, but Not a Bloom' category
My Beautyberry is producing the berries that give it its name. Clusters of tiny blooms open in July, and then each flower makes a berry (food for birds). To see Beautyberry blooms visit My July Bloom Day post

For a look at things to come...
My red Spider Lilies will be blooming by this time next week!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

To see what's blooming in other gardens, visit May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Osprey, September 14, 2021

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 12, 2021
There were several birds (Vultures, Herons, Cormorants) in this tall tree on the bank of the Tennessee River, but the Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, had pride of place at the top!

I hope you have an enjoyable day!

I am linking in today with Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Monday, September 13, 2021

Mural: Tishomingo, September 13, 2021

Monday Mural and Our World Tuesday

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Tishomingo, Mississippi, USA, August 6, 2021
It was a cloudy day when we were in town. I meant to go back on a sunny day, but it has been over a month now, so here goes with the cloudy day photos.

The Bible verse on the sign is John 13:34 "Love each other as I have loved you."

Independence Day celebration

The town gets its name from an important Native American Indian: Chief Tishomingo.

The railroad was key to the early development of the town and is still important today.

The old Tishomingo Agricultural High School

The Swinging Bridge is a pedestrian bridge at Tishomingo State Park. It is supported by steel cables and yes, it does sway a bit as you walk across it.

Produced by Tony Bullard Art © 2017. Sponsored by the Tishomingo Historical and Genealogical Society.

Have a wonderful week!

I am linking in today with Monday Mural and (on Tuesday) Our World Tuesday

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Carolina Wren, September 11, 2021

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

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 3, 2021
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus...

...making sure every feather is in exactly the right place.

(This is the same bird. It turned around and I moved to a slightly different position).

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Happy Weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Friday, September 10, 2021

Look Up! Look Down! September 10, 2021

Sky Watch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

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Look Up!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 10, 2021
We have had clear skies and cooler temperatures this week.

The Pine tree behind our house is full of cones!

Look Down!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 28, 2021
Dandelion seedhead

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Skywatch Friday and The Weekend in Black and White

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Signs 2: A Friendly Wasp? September 9, 2021

Thankful Thursday, Little Things Thursday, and Signs 2

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 7. 2021
I am thankful for warning signs! Please do not agitate the Wasps!

I found this sign at a multi-level parking garage. I decided to park my car somewhere else!

Have a blessed day!

I am linking in today with Thankful Thursday, Little Things Thursday, and Signs 2

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hummers at Daybreak, September 8, 2021

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 7, 2021
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting the feeders on my front porch in the early morning light

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Have a wonderful day!

I am linking in today with Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Sunday, September 5, 2021

B&W: Driftwood, September 5, 2021

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 2, 2021
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Here is the original photo. The boat in the background is the 'David R. Hill' entering the lock at Pickwick Dam on the Tennessee River.

Have a blesssed day!

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Birds and a Bug, September 4, 2021

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

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Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 29, 2021
A Bird Tree!

The larger birds on the lower right are Black Vultures. There is one Great Blue Heron. All the other birds in the tree are Double-crested Cormorants.

When we got back in our car a bug followed us in!
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 29, 2021
A Mayfly on the inside of the driver's side window of our car.

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Storm Clouds, September 2, 2021

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, August 29, 2021
Clouds were beginning to push north ahead of Hurricane Ida when we were at Pickwick Lake on Sunday. I am thankful that we are far enough inland that all we received from Ida was heavy rain - Six and four-tenths inches (16cm) in 24 hours. 

See the birds along the shore.

American White Pelicans are migratory birds that stop here briefly on their way south for the Winter.

Thousands of people along the Gulf Coast are struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ida. And other places farther north have had severe flooding from torrential rainfall. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Have a blessed day!

I am linking in today with Thankful Thursday, Little Things Thursday, and (on Friday) Skywatch Friday

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