Friday, May 29, 2015

Sky Watch Friday, May 29, 2015

Intersection of US Highway 78 and The Natchez Trace Parkway near Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

Sunday's clouds brought almost 5 inches (12cm) of rain on Monday.  Then on Wednesday we got 2 inches (5 cm) more. On Tuesday and Thursday the rain was limited to drizzles, sprinkles, and light showers. The forecast for the week-end: more rain.  But thankfully we have not had the terrible flooding that some people have endured.

All that rain made me a little bit crazy - I went on a shopping spree!  From head to toe: got my hair cut, ordered new eyeglasses (frames and lens), bought two dresses, a light sweater, underwear, and a pair of shoes.  If we get sunny weather next week, I'll be back to my normal, conservative, money-saving self.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wildflower Wednesday - Seeds, May 27, 2015

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The Booneville, MS Public Library was giving away free seed packets.  Free seeds! - They didn't have to ask me twice.  This mixture contains seeds for sunflowers, lupines, zinnias, coneflowers, California poppies, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, bergamot, blue tansy, white sweet alyssum, blue flax, scarlet flax, Indian blanket flower, baby's breath, marigold, asters, cosmos, coreopsis, and larkspur. Enough seeds to create a small wildflower garden!

The back of the seed packet explains how important it is to provide habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies: "Every third bite of food we eat is due to pollinators."

Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

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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.

Have a great week-end!

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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.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
 
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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.

Have a wonderful day!

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