Saturday, August 29, 2015

Busy Bee, August 29, 2015

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 21, 2015

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These photos were made with a Canon PowerShot SX520HS camera and are unedited (SOOC)

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Cooler Weather, August 28, 2015

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, August 26, 2015
We've had beautiful blue skies this week, and 81F (27C) is much more enjoyable than the upper 90s (36C) we had earlier this month.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fence with Dove, August 27, 2015

Mourning Dove, Lee County Mississippi, USA, August 21, 2015

You know how I like my fences - with birds on them!


I love the way the Mourning Dove ruffles up its feathers when it is preening.

Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura, aka Turtle Dove

Here it is at the base of the fence.

Have a Wonderful Day!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wildflowers and Herons, August 26, 2015

Wildflower Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and ABC Wednesday

Wildflower Wednesday
The fourth Wednesday of each month is Wildflower Wednesday
Meadow Beauty, Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2015

I think this is Maryland Meadow Beauty, Rhexia mariana. (Virginia Meadow Beauty is very similar). The flower color ranges from a pale pink to a darker pink that comes close to blue/purple.


They prefer moist soil. I found these growing at the edge of a pond. The leaves are narrow and grow opposite each other along the stem. The fruit/seed pods were described by Thoreau as looking like little cream pitchers.

They can be found in most parts of the eastern United States and as far west as Texas.

Wild Bird Wednesday and ABC Wednesday
G is for Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron, Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 17, 2015
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Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias

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I think my fascination with Great Blue Herons may become an obsession!

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Day Lily, August 24, 2015

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
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Hope you have a great week!

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dragonflies, August 22, 2015

I've seen a lot of Dragonflies this Summer.  I hope I have the correct name on each one.
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 14, 2015

Widow Skimmer, Libellula luctuosa

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 9, 2015

Common Whitetail Skimmer, Libellula lydia.

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2015

Common Whitetail Skimmer, Libellula lydia.

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2015

A very small dragonfly, the Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2015

Great Blue Skimmer, Libellula vibrans

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2015

Great Blue Skimmer, Libellula vibrans


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Village Chapel, August 20, 2015

 
Jackson, Tennessee, USA, July 22, 2015

The Village Chapel is part of the Casey Jones Village tourist attraction in Jackson, Tennessee.


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The Casey Jones Village also has an old school house, an art gallery, a gift shop, a railroad museum, a Pullman train car, and a buffet-style restaurant. It's an interesting place to visit, and the restaurant food is very good.

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