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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Solar Eclipse 2017

Here is a photo of the sky, taken at 9:13 AM CDT this morning. Our area will experience a partial eclipse around 1:28 PM CDT. The stores are sold out of protective eye wear, so no looking at the sun for me. What a natural phenomenon. Nature really holds some incredible events. Where ever you…

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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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Mourning Cloak butterfly

Hello everyone. Pictured above is a lovely Nymphalis antiopa, otherwise known as the Mourning Cloak butterfly. I do love nature, and this butterfly has such a subtle beauty. The photographer really has captured that well. These butterflies are found all over North America and even in Asia and Great Britain. ‘Wonder if any of this…

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Snow for the South

Here in the South USA we usually do not get very much snow. The past couple of weeks proved otherwise, though. I made the photo above early yesterday morning, when most of north Alabama got a lot of snow. It is said that this accumulation ranged from 3″ to 13″ across north Alabama, setting a…

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⚘ Spring is here ⚘

Welcome Spring! This is one of my favorite times of the year. Well, usually the weather is warmer here in March. This year it has really gotten into a cold snap. The Iris flowers in the photo above are in our back yard. Hopefully the cooler temps won’t hurt them. It is supposed to be…

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