Monday, May 25, 2015

Reticulated Iris, May 25, 2015

Reticulated Iris, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, May 8, 2015




















Have a Beautiful Day!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cicadas, May 23, 2015

Cicada on Thistle, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA

When Cicadas emerge from the ground they climb the nearest thing to shed their shells, but I was surprised to see one on a thorny thistle plant.

Cicada shells on Crepe Myrtle leaves

We have hundreds of the 13-year Cicadas this year. Their mating calls are loud and continuous. Very annoying, but it is only for a few weeks.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Sky Watch Friday, May 22, 2015

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, May 21, 2015

I'm sure these cows thought Summer had arrived (I thought so, too), but this week's rain brought in cooler temperatures.  We've had to turn the heat back on at night.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Squirrels and Eagles, May 20, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Signs Signs

ABC Wednesday
S is for Squirrel
City Park, Booneville, Mississippi, USA, May 14, 2015












Eastern Grey Squirrels are the most common squirrel in our area.















I don't know anyone who hunts squirrels now, but when I was a child (60 years ago) we ate squirrel and dumplings quite often during the Winter hunting season.

Wild Bird Wednesday
The Bald Eagle is not really bald.  Its scientific name means white-headed sea eagle.
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, May 4, 2015














The area is fenced off to keep people from getting close enough to disturb the eagles.










The nest is high in a Pine tree, but with a zoom lens I was able to get a photo.  This young eagle was stretching its wings, practicing for flight.  It will be 3 or 4 years before it gets the white head feathers of an adult eagle.

Signs, Signs
To give you a laugh today
Tupelo, MS, USA, May 10, 2015






















This sign was on the back of a food truck at the Gum Tree Festival in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Have a Fun Day!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blue Suede Cruise, May 19, 2015

Our World Tuesday
Blue Suede Cruise Car Show, May 2, 2015, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
There were over 900 vehicles on display.  Here are just a few.

1930 Cadillac Limosine
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1941 Ford

The visor above the windshield on this diesel truck says "Real trucks don't have spark plugs."

1932 Ford Roadster

This car did not have an ID card on it. Perhaps it is British?
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Packard, mid 1930s
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1934 Ford
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Some people were serious about their cars.  Others just came to have fun!


Even the food vendors got into the spirit of the event.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Wildflowers, May 18, 2015

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, May 13, 2015

These wildflowers are beside a Natchez Trace Parkway walking trail near Tupelo, MS.


Have a wonderful week!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, May 2015

Northeast Mississippi, USA, zone 7


Catalpa Tree: sometimes called Catawba.


Privet Hedge: tiny flowers with a sweet aroma, but highly invasive.


White Clover: loved by bees.


Clematis. I have forgotten the name of it.


A double white Clematis.


Dianthus: common name Sweet William.


I think the name of this Rose is Scentimental.


When I was a child, it was a tradition that on Mother's Day and Father's Day a person wore a red rose if the honored parent was alive and a white rose if he/she was dead.


The buds on this rose are pink, but they bloom out white.


Burr Rose, Rosa roxburghii. Notice the prickles (burrs) at the base of the bloom.


Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!


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