Friday, September 1, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, September 1, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Floral Friday Fotos
(And on Saturday) Camera Critters, and Saturday's Critters

1. Vultures (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 30, 2017
Clouds began to move in on Wednesday morning. I saw these Vultures drying their wings after a brief, but intense, rain shower that afternoon.

They look so sad, all wet and droopy.

The rain continued Wednesday evening, all day Thursday, and Thursday night for a two day total over 4 inches (10 cm).

2. Katydids (Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 22, 2017
The Northern Katydid or True Katydid, Pterophylla camellifola, is easy to see here on my car windshield, but its wings, resembling leaves, gives it great camouflage in its natural environment. The brown spot behind its head identifies it as a male.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 29, 2017
This is a Fork-Tailed Bush Katydid, Scudderia furcate.

3. Space Alien?
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 29, 2017
The Spiny Orb-Weaver Spider, Gasteracantha cancriformis, is a beneficial spider that is harmless to humans. They eat flying insects (gnats, mosquitoes, wasps, etc.) that get caught in their webs.

Anything that eats mosquitoes is certainly welcome at my house!

4. Good Food: Peaches!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 29, 2017
I bought a box of nine peaches at Sam's Club last week. They were delicious! I used three to make a peach tart, and ate the others, one each morning with my breakfast cereal. This variety, 'Summer Flame,' was grown in California.

5. Cypress Vine (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 30, 2017
Tiny flowers and delicate leaves make the Cypress Vine a pretty addition to any flower garden.

Remember to pray for those along the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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  1. The spider does look like an alien -- at least what I think an alien might look like! I learned more about Katydids. I just think about peaches and my mouth waters!

  2. Gorgeous Photos . . . and, FINALLY - I now know the name of the wonderful vine that grew in my garden - until a neighbor took it upon herself to rip out everything she could get her hands on . . . Now I can look for another . . they are so happy making. THANK YOU!

  3. make creepy crawly things look nice.

  4. OMG What amazing shots, I've never heard of a Katydid, and now I've seen two, i've had to look them up, you learn something every day.
    All the best, Gordon.

  5. Great close-ups of the Katydid and I like the vine flowers

  6. Those critter shots are great!

  7. That peach looks delicious! Cool shot of the orb spider.

  8. Hello, neat captures of the vultures. That spider is different and creepy.
    Love the pretty flowers. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and the Labor Day weekend!

  9. I look forward to seeing the orb-weaver spiders in the fall. Haven't seen one yet, but I'm on the lookout. That peach makes my mouth water!

  10. Glad to hear someone else out there actually likes spiders. The pictures of the katydids are terrific! Have a great weekend!

  11. I love all your photos.

    Thank you for your kind words.

  12. I love what the katydid did! And that last image is so pleasing!

  13. I felt like in a Hitchcock film when I saw the first pictures, lol ! then it cleared up!

  14. Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I forgot to mention I like the cute katydid. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  15. One usually only HEARS the katydids...nice to see them. Loved the vulture shots...they always makes one think of mystery and intrigue! The orb-weaver spider is so "cute."

  16. The katydid micro shot is my favorite but others are all wonderful ~ ^_^

    (A Shutterbug Explores)

  17. Poor soggy wet vultures.
    Neat series. I like the way the Katydid looks live a leaf.
    The spiny spider is cool. Looks like it's smiling at you.
    Mmmm Fresh peaches, Yum!
    What pretty flowers, they look like stars.

  18. Hi,
    Great shots. Love beautiful flower, so delicate looking. Have a great day!


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