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Thursday, February 13, 2014

SUNNY BIRD DAY (AND PLANTING WHITE VERBENA PHOTO BLOG)


Hi Everybody!!
Whatever age you are is the right age to decide to become closer to Nature. There are many ways to expose yourself to the Natural World. The two easiest ways would be Gardening and Birding. With either hobby, you can start out small and grow. It is on the sunny days you will be rewarded for any efforts you invest in 'your time'. There is information on both hobbies everywhere, but the best knowledge you will gain comes in what you experience for yourself. So put a seed in a pot of dirt and see if you can sustain life or watch it fry. Buy a bag of bird seed and throw some out. See if you can attract birds or watch them fly on by. Buy a little tree and see if you can plant it and sustain life. It does not cost much money to try it, however it is an investment of your personal time that determines if you succeed or fail. Yes, if old Granny Me can do it, You can. This is how to get started: get off the couch and out of the T V! (I threw both away years ago). I have a great relationship with all life around me. Enjoy!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Yellow_Warbler
American Yellow Warbler
Male in breeding plumage, Canada
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Parulidae
Genus:Setophaga
Species:S. petechia
Binomial name
Setophaga petechia
(Linnaeus1766)
Subspecies
About 35 (but see text)
Distribution of the Yellow Warbler     Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range
Synonyms
  • Dendroica petechia
  • Dendroica aestiva




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Cardinal
Northern Cardinal
Male in Ohio, USA
Female in Florida, USA
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Cardinalidae
Genus:Cardinalis
Species:C. cardinalis
Binomial name
Cardinalis cardinalis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Range of C. cardinalis















I am planting these verbena this year!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbena

Verbena

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Verbena /vərˈbnə/,[2] (vervain), is a genus in the family Verbenaceae. It contains about 250 species of annual and perennial herbaceous or semi-woody flowering plants. The majority of the species are native to the Americas and Europe.

Verbena
Purpletop VervainVerbena bonariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Angiosperms
Class:Eudicots
Order:Lamiales
Family:Verbenaceae
Genus:Verbena
L.[1]

Cultivation[edit]


Purpletop Vervain (V. bonariensis) as an ornamental plant
Some species, hybrids and cultivars of verbena are used as ornamental plants. They are drought-resistant, tolerating full to partial sun, and enjoy well-drained, average soils. Plants are usually grown from seed. Some species and hybrids are not hardy and are treated as half-hardy annuals in bedding schemes.[5]
They are valued in butterfly gardening in suitable climates, attracting Lepidoptera such as the Hummingbird hawk-mothChocolate albatross, or the Pipevine swallowtail, and also hummingbirds, especially V. officinalis, which is also grown as a honey plant.
The hybrid cultivars 'Silver Anne'[6] and 'Sissinghurst'[7] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Verbena in culture


Verbena has long been associated with divine and other supernatural forces. It was called "tears of Isis" in ancient Egypt, and later on "Juno's tears". In ancient Greece it was dedicated to Eos Erigineia. In the early Christian era, folk legend stated that V. officinaliswas used to staunch Jesus' wounds after his removal from the cross. It was consequently called "holy herb" or (e.g. in Wales) "Devil's bane".[citation needed]
Vervain flowers are engraved on cimaruta, Italian anti-stregheria charms.[citation needed] In the 1870 The History and Practice of Magic by "Paul Christian" (Jean Baptiste Pitois) it is employed in the preparation of a mandragora charm.[10] The book also describes its antiseptic capabilities (p. 336), and use as a protection against spells (pp. 339, 414).[11]

File:Verbena officinalis Sturm22.jpg
common vervain (V. officinalis) fromDeutschlands Flora in Abbildungen byJohann Georg Sturm and Jacob Sturm, 1796

File:Verbena officinalis Sturm22.jpg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Verbena_officinalis_Sturm22.jpg






















http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Male American Goldfinch in winter plumage
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Fringillidae
Genus:Carduelis
Species:C. tristis
Binomial name
Carduelis tristis
(Linnaeus1758)
Subspecies
  • C. t. tristis
  • C. t. pallidus
  • C. t. jewetti
  • C. t. salicamans
     Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range







...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! Wishing You Sunny Days!

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