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Monday, August 2, 2010

Scenes of a Southern Summer at the Farm

We spent last week at my in-laws farm in Mississippi. It is a wonderful place to relax, fish, observe wildlife and spend time with the family. One of my favorite things to do is take pictures of all the beautiful flora and fauna. This summer there was an abundance of zinnias which attracted a profusion of butterflies.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail



Cabbage butterfly

The Canna were gorgeous! These are the mother plants of the Canna I have growing in my yard.




The Little Gem Magnolia was blooming profusely. The green shiny leaves and the paper white blooms are absolutely stunning!





There is always interesting fauna around the farm. Here are some of the creatures we saw on this visit...

a rather large garden spider which has beautiful coloring


The cutest little tree frog was hiding under the grill on the back deck.


There are two resident geese at the farm. They are the best 'watch dogs'...quacking at anyone who dares enter and chasing after them. They are also great producers of fertilizer for all the fauna. It is no wonder that the grass and plants look so lush!

Some random pictures around the pond that exude a feeling of serenity every time I look at them.


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