Friday, September 8, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, September 8, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos
(and on Saturday) Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Green Market (Sky Watch Friday)
Corinth, Mississippi, USA, September 2, 2017
Cloudy skies did not discourage the shoppers at the Green Market in Corinth on Saturday. September's temperatures are considerably cooler than August, and we are thankful!

An arts and crafts festival held six times a year, the Green Market was voted 'Best Small Event' by the Mississippi Tourism Association.

2. An Amazing Experience (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 3, 2017
When I went outside early Sunday morning, I found two half-drowned Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in a puddle of water. Only their little heads were above the surface. I quickly picked them up and set them on my porch railing, hoping the sun would dry their feathers.
My husband brought one of the Hummingbird feeders over to them to see if they would drink the sugar-water. They just sat there too exhausted to move.

They were so wet, I was afraid that if they didn't feed soon they would die, so I picked one up and gently guided its bill into the feeder. I could see its throat quiver as it drank!

After a minute I set it down, picked up the other one, and carefully dipped its bill in the feeder.
I alternated the feeding back and forth from one to the other. They grew stronger after each sip, and began to flutter their wings, feebly at first, then more vigorously. My husband helped me hold them so they would not try to fly too soon. I knew if they crashed to the ground, our dog would pounce on them.

I am very happy to report that after about twenty minutes they were both able to fly from our hands to the safety of the nearby trees!

3. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 30, 2017
Over half the world's Rabbit population is in North America. (Source: Wikipedia: Rabbit)
Rabbits and Hares are cousins, but I have never understood the difference between the two.
And you cannot tell by their names. The American Jackrabbit is actually a Hare!

4. Good Food!
Corinth, Mississippi, USA, September 7, 2017
Yesterday three friends and I went to McAlister's Deli in Corinth for lunch. I enjoyed the Harvest Chicken Salad on a Croissant with a dill pickle and fresh fruit. And Iced Tea, of course!

5. Butterfly (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 1, 2017
Sulphur Butterfly on Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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  1. #1 local markets sure are popular today
    #2 a wonderful sight
    #3 nice, but in my garden
    #4 I should go to lunch with you
    #5 great shot

  2. I can't believe they got themselves in that situation to begin with. I always think hummingbirds are so nimble, I wonder what happened before you found them?

    1. I think they must have been young birds just learning to fly. Once they fell into the water, their wings were too wet for them to fly. I know it sounds really strange, but Hummingbirds cannot walk.

  3. I haven't been to a market like that in a long time . . suddenly you have me longing to attend.

    Thank you for saving those birds . . . .

  4. Good for you saving those hummingbirds. You went the extra mile with them.

  5. Hurray for you for saving the wee Hummers! ;-)

  6. What an amazing hummingbird rescue story!! Made my day, and thanks for sharing it.

  7. Absolutely wonderful post! I was so happy you were able to help the two hummingbirds back from the brink of death! So wonderful! Loved the photos. The fair looked like a fun event. Wish I could get a better picture of the rabbits around here.

  8. Hello, the market looks like a fun place to explore. Wow, the hummers are amazing. I am so glad there was a happy ending. Thanks for rescuing the hummers. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  9. Hi Lea-
    Super photos in this post as well.
    I particularly enjoyed the butterfly.
    I was so focused on the Hibiscus, I had to look for the butterfly, after I realized there is one in the picture, when I read your commentary :)
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  10. How lovely you rescued the hummers. Great series of photos.

  11. So wonderful that you saved the sweet hummers ~ Lovely post and nature photos ~ love Peter Cottontail ~ so cute ~ neat shot ~ thanks, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  12. The arts and craft festival is surely where I would like to be.
    How wonderful you found the tiny Hummers. Thank you and husband for saving the poor soggy babies.

  13. Beautiful, wandering around the Green Market, I love it. And Hummers, sitting on your hand, feeding, brilliant.

  14. The hummingbird situation and your narration with the photos just made me cry, and then cry with delight to have a happy ending Lea!!!

    You're a godsend along with your husband. Well done...high 5!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post with us all at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. Wonderful!!!

    1. ps, I was so engrossed about the hummers, I forgot the rest of you post. That was fun. Love the crafts you showed us.

  15. I bet you will have hummer friends for life!


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