Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Belted Kingfisher, July 29, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday, ABC Wednesday, and Signs

Wild Bird Wednesday
Belted Kingfisher, Lee county, Mississippi, USA, July 8, 2015

I don't know what alarmed this Kingfisher, but it was calling and flapping its wings.  I think it is a female; perhaps she has a nest nearby.


Belted kingfishers live near lakes, ponds, and streams where there is an abundance of food:  small fish and other aquatic animals. 

ABC Wednesday
C is for The Copper Still Wine and Spirits

The Copper Still is a boutique wine and spirits store in Gallatin, Tennessee, USA.


We spotted their truck at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Corinth, Mississippi.

Signs, Signs
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2015







Honey Bees are busy making honey











Have a beautiful day!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Brown-eyed Susan, July 27, 2015

Lee county, Mississippi, USA, June 12, 2015















I think this is either Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia trilobia or Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta.  I forgot to pay closer attention to the stems and leaves in order to make a positive ID.

I hope you have a beautiful week!

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scavenger Hunt, July 26, 2015

This week's Scavenger Hunt prompts are:
Selfie, Rows, One word, I Love This, and White on White.

Selfie

 
I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

Rows

A Zinnia's petals are in concentric rows.

One Word
Pretty!

I Love This

I love this garden ornament, and I love the friend who gave it to me.

White on White

Night-Blooming Cactus

Have a wonderful day!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Deer, July 25, 2015

Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters
White-tailed Deer in a soy bean field, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, July 16, 2015


 

Scenic Week-Ends
Jackson, Tennessee, USA, July 22, 2015

Have a wonderful week-end!


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sky Watch Friday, July 24, 2015

Jackson, Tennessee, USA, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Sky Watch Friday!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

South Spring Street, July 23, 2015

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2015

This fence acts as a screen between this small park in Tupelo and the railroad tracks.  The various panels tell a bit of the city's history.


Tupelo was the first city to receive electric power from the Tennessee Valley Authority.


The Golden Wave is the name of the high school sports teams.


Tupelo's main claim to fame:  Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo on January 8, 1935.


Gum Pond was Tupelo's original name.  The name was changed to Tupelo after the American Civil War and it was incorporated as a town in 1870.


Mill Village was built to house employees of the cotton mill built in 1901.  The old mill and the houses around it are being preserved as an historic district.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 18, 2015


Here is a wider view of the area.  The railroad track and decorative fence are just outside this photo to the left. This small park makes great use of the narrow strip of land between South Spring Street and the railroad tracks.  The chain-link/wire-mesh fence on the right encloses a basketball court on the other side of the street.

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Buttonbush, July 22, 2015

Wildflower Wednesday, ABC Wednesday, Signs, and Wednesday Waters

Wildflower Wednesday
Buttonbush, Lee county, Mississippi, USA, July 8, 2015

Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, is a tall shrub with dark green leaves that come to a point at the tip.  It likes moist soil so it is most often found in marshes or near streams, ponds, and lakes. 


In the Summer, it produces Ping-Pong sized balls of tiny flowers.   Bees and butterflies sip the nectar and pollinate the flowers.  The seeds are eaten by ducks, geese and shorebirds.

Dragonfly, Lee county, Mississippi, USA

I did not see any bees or butterflies on the Buttonbush, but this dragonfly was darting around. I watched and waited until it lit nearby.  I hope it was catching mosquitos!

ABC Wednesday
B is for Bottle Art:  Bottles converted into works of art.
Jackson, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2015

We went to the Summer Celebration at West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. The theme was Bees, Birds, Butterflies, and Bottles.


If this is too massive for your garden, how about something lighter...

...like these small bottles filled with colored water.
 
Or perhaps, a bottle tree is more your style.
 
Signs, Signs
Summer Celebration at Jackson, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2015

The mess didn't seem to bother this Dragonfly!

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Wednesday Waters
Pickwick Lake, Mississippi, USA, July 6, 2015

If you ever wanted to own a paddle-wheel riverboat, here's your chance. The Pickwick Belle is for sale by Captain's Choice Boat and Yacht Sales in Iuka, Mississippi.  (If you are wondering how to pronounce Iuka, it is  eye-you-ka, and it was the name of an American Indian chief).

Have a Beautiful Day!

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