Saturday, May 27, 2017

Muskrats and Cardinals, May 27, 2017

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

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus - a semiaquatic rodent native to North America, an introduced species in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 18, 2017
I was astonished to see two Muskrats swimming in a drainage ditch leading to a small marshy area. I was looking straight into bright sunlight for this photo. The other Muskrat was farther down the ditch in a semi-shady spot.

A Muskrat's fur is medium brown when dry, but looks much darker when wet. They were feeding on bits of vegetation floating in the water.

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 20, 2017
A grumpy pair of Cardinals waiting for the feeders to be refilled!

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Moss Rose, May 26, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 23, 2017
Moss Rose, Portulaca grandiflora, are drought and heat tolerant plants native to South America. Plant in a sunny location.

They come in a variety of colors and bloom through the Summer months.

An old car tire works as a flower bed for me!

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mockingbird and Butterfly, May 25, 2017

Good Fences and Thankful Thursday

Good Fences Around The World
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 27, 2017
This fence, down an embankment on a busy highway, is the only one I have ever seen with concrete fence posts.

Northern Mockingbird

Mockingbirds display the white feathers on their wings and tail when they fly (an identifying characteristic).

And for Thankful Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 15, 2017
I am thankful for butterflies that, though tattered and torn, continue on, enjoying life every day.

They encourage me to greet each new day with joy and thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thistles and Eagles, May 24, 2017

ABC Wednesday, Wildflower Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and
Wednesday Around The World

ABC Wednesday and Wildflower Wednesday
T is for Thistle - The common name for a group of flowering plants with very prickly leaves.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 11, 2017
Thistles are invasive, and are considered to be noxious weeds in fields and pastures.

It is a wildflower that only the bees and butterflies can love! If you put thistle seeds in your bird feeders, the Thistle family of plants produced those seeds. And aren't the blooms pretty!

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around The World

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, May 16, 2017
The Bald Eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, nesting in Shiloh National Military Park raised two eaglets this year. I don't know if this is the proud papa or the wonderful mama, but they certainly have reason to be proud.

One of the eaglets is still staying close to the nest.

The other one, perhaps the older of the two, is venturing out onto the tree branches. The young eagles will be several years old before they have the white head and tail feathers of adults.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blue Suede Cruise, May 23, 2017

Our World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 6, 2017
We saw a lot of wonderful old cars at the Blue Suede Cruise Car Show in Tupelo.

1924 Ford

This sleek and shiny hood ornament was on a...

...1935 Chevrolet Master Deluxe.

1937 Chevrolet

1956 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Chevrolet

1968 Plymouth Roadrunner

1972 Corvette Stingray

I hope you are having a beautiful week!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Mural, May 22, 2017

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 6, 2017
"Endless Summer' is a mural painted on metal. I hope the reflections are not too distracting; it was a brilliantly sunny day.

It is on the side of this 1957 Chevrolet that I saw at the Blue Suede Cruise car show in Tupelo.

Have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Barn Collective, May 21, 2017

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, May 16, 2016
Because this barn was near an intersection of two roads, I was able to get three views of it.
This is the east side.

Here is the view from the south.

And then the west side. I am afraid that the next strong wind will being it down.
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Your bird for today is...

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, April 5, 2017

...a Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, a member of the Plover family.

Have a Blessed Day!

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