Earth Day 2020

Happy Earth Day 2020! Here, it is cloudy and rainy. Well, we do need this sometimes to help plants grow. ‘Cannot always be clear and sunny. Sometimes a bit of rain is comforting, isn’t it? This photo is of an Indian Hawthorne bush that I planted in mother’s yard about ten years ago. Hoping that…

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Earth Day 2019

Today is Earth Day, celebrated in many areas of our globe. Although I am mostly an “indoors” kinda person, nature is appreciated and respected. We do recycle and don’t litter. Nature has always been interesting, with it’s changes and other aspects. It is amazing how diverse earth actually is. Do you enjoy the wonders of…

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Azure blue sky

Late yesterday evening, it was very stormy and the sky was such a gorgeous azure blue color. This photograph was made just before dusk. About an hour later, the rain really poured. This photograph has not been altered; the colors are exactly what was visible. ‘See the hint of violet near the lower edge? Definitely…

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Lilac yard flowers

This photograph is of some of the pretty lilac flowers that grow in our back yard. ‘Not sure what they are exactly. Could they even be a species of weed? Any way, they are colorful and decorative. There are a few leaves in the photograph left over from Autumn. Spring is my favorite season of…

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Brown Water Snake

Back in the summer of 2017, I had the chance meeting of a quite long snake that looked a lot like the one pictured above. That is a Nerodia taxispilota, or Brown Water Snake. The species is indigent to our state of Alabama, and they can be as long as approximately 60″ as adults. They…

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Snow in…March!

Yes, snow in March for northwest Alabama. ‘Made this photo just after midnight, with the Nikon™ set for snow scene. So incredible, isn’t it? About ten years ago, I was living in Mississippi and we actually got ice one March. So, the groundhog must have been correct- more winter weather. Just looking forward to the…

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Lovely Rose of Sharon

This is a lovely Rose of Sharon, in bloom in our back yard. There are several species of Hibiscus syriacus, found in many areas of the world. These are deciduous shrubs, meaning they shed their leaves/blooms in the autumn. It is also during the autumn and the summer that the Rose of Sharon can be…

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Welcome Spring

Hello friends. So glad that Spring is here, for just over a week now. Pictured above is a Heavenly Blue Morning Glory from our carport planters. These flowering plants are one of 1,000+ species. They bloom in the early morning, and begin to close as the day continues. Heavenly Blues can grow quite tall, up…

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