Saturday, May 21, 2022

Heron, May 21, 2022

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

Veterans Park, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 10, 2022
Great Blue Heron

Have a wonderful Weekend!

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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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7



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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, May 2022

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

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'Iceberg' Rose

Red running Rose

Burr Rose

Sweet Shrub, Calycanthus floridus

Kerria japonica 'Plentiflora'

Spiderwort

Iris

Double White Clematis

Purple Clematis

A recent purchase - Begonias for my front porch planter

In the vegetable garden - the first bloom on my 'Early Girl' Tomatoes!

And for pretty foliage...
...Canna Lily leaves. They will have red blooms later, but for now I am admiring the leaves!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

I am linking in today with Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - May 2022

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7



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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Dragonfly, May 14, 2022

Saturday's Critters and Shadow Shot Sunday

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Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 10, 2022
In strong sunshine, it is hard to tell the real wings of the Dragonfly from the shadows of its wings.
(A Dragonfly has 2 wings on each side of its body)

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters and Shadow Shot Sunday

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Pelican in Flight, May 7, 2022

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

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Tennessee River, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, May 1, 2022
American White Pelican

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Friday, May 6, 2022

Car Show, May 6, 2022

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 29, 2022
We had beautiful blue skies and 85°F for the Blue Suede Cruise Car Show in Tupelo last weekend.

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There were over 1,000 antique cars and trucks.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Skywatch Friday

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Pelicans, May 4, 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, May 1, 2022
American White Pelicans, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

I hope you are having a good week!

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

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Great Blue Heron, April 30, 2022

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

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, April 15, 2022
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

American Robin, April 27, 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 20, 2022
The American Robin, Turdus migratorius, is actually a Thrush, and is not closely related to the European Robin. They eat insects, worms, and fruit.

Have a blessed day!

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

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday Mural: Frog, April 25, 2022

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 20, 2022
I found this colorful Frog on the spare tire cover of a vehicle.

Happy Monday!

Have a wonderful week!

For more examples of outdoor art, visit Monday Mural

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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, April 23, 2022

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

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 22, 2022
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Pheucticus ludovicianus, are migratory birds that spend the cold months in the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and the northern part of South America. We are thankful that they stop by our feeders for a few days before continuing their journey to their breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada.

All the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks that I saw at our feeders yesterday were males. The females are brownish and much less noticeable. I made these photos through my dining room window.

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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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Friday, April 22, 2022

Sky Watch Friday, April 22, 2022

Tennessee River, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, April 15, 2022
There was only a little bit of blue sky showing behind the clouds when we were at Pickwick last Friday. Near the bend of the river, you can see...

... Ingram's "Evey T" pushing empty barges upriver.

We stood on the riverbank to watch its approach to the lock at Pickwick Dam. On the far side of the river are the campgrounds that are open again after being closed during the Winter.

Happy Friday!

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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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Friday, April 15, 2022

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, April 2022

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Saturday's Critters

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 28, 2022
My Flowering Almond, Prunus glandulosa, bloomed at the end of March, but it is so pretty that I wanted to include it today anyway. It is a small ornamental shrub that, despite its name, does not produce almonds.

A Bumble Bee for Saturday's Critters.
I have only a few Daffodils still blooming here in mid-April. Most of them bloomed in February and March.

My white Irises are blooming. My purple ones are still asleep!

Mayapples, Podophyllum peltatum, are native North American wildflowers that are hardy in zones 3 - 8. You might find them for sale at a garden center that carries wildflowers. I bought two plants 5 or 6 years ago, and they have multiplied.

Their tiny white flowers are hidden under the leaves.

Buckeyes - their tubular, red blooms attract Hummingbirds!

Butterweeds, Packera glabella, are wildflowers that like wet soil. We have had a lot of rain, and they are springing up everywhere in our yard. After they finish blooming, they will be mowed down. But they will be back in full force next year!

Wild Violets are happy to enjoy the rain or the sunshine, they love it all.

Another Wildflower, Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica.

First bloom on my Azalea.

Wisteria grows so fast it is hard to control, but the butterflies love the pretty blooms.

Flowering Dogwood tree, Cornus florida.

Pink Flowering Dogwood tree, Cornus florida var. rubr.

Our Apple Tree is blooming!

Now for a look at things to come...
... buds on my double-white Clematis!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
and
Happy Easter!

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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

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7