Friday, November 3, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, November 3, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Tennessee River (Sky Watch Friday)
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, October 31, 2017
On Tuesday we drove north on the Natchez Trace Parkway to see if the trees were showing their Autumn colors. We stopped here at Colbert's Ferry Park to admire the view of the Parkway bridge across the Tennessee River.

We saw some Autumn color along the way, but it is not at its best yet.

2. Elvis Presley's Birthplace and Museum
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, October 26, 2017
If you visit Tupelo, be sure to walk up to the top of the hill overlooking the Birthplace and Museum to see this sculpture of Elvis as a boy.

A wall behind the sculpture explains the start of his musical career. Below are close-up photos that I hope are large enough to be read.

.

.

And the Larger Than Life Elvis sculpture is there, too.

3. Food
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, October 31, 2017
Persimmons are Autumn fruits that are bitter if picked too early. They are best picked and eaten after the first frost.

I found these persimmons high up in the tree, so I left them there. Probably best that I could not reach them; they don't look ripe enough yet.

4. Best Photo of the Week (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, October 31, 2017
Great Blue Heron. Other than cropping and adding my name, this is straight out of the camera.
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS, 1/160 sec., f 5.6, ISO 125, 10/31/2017 1:30pm.

5. Carolina Jessamine (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 2, 2017
My Carolina Jessamine Vine, Gelsemium sempervirens, is full of buds!

And a few have opened. Carolina Jessamine is hardy is USDA zones 7 - 9. Unless we have unusually cold temperatures this Winter, it will continue blooming for several months.

Have a wonderful week-end!

For an interesting variety of photos, visit Willy Nilly Friday 5: Click Here!

For weather-related photos, visit Sky Watch Friday: Click Here!

For more flower photos, visit Floral Friday Fotos: Click Here!

For more bird photos, visit Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin': Click Here!

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.
.

18 comments:

  1. ...your heron picture is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I haven't seen a persimmon tree in a long while. Love that heron photo too. It knew it needed to pose for you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful photos from Elvis, to birds and persimmons.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Years ago must have been in the 19th we drove through Tuppelo but at that time I didn't see any statue only the little house.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wonderful series of photos ~ all very beautiful ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ReplyDelete
  6. All beautiful but I especially love the heron photo. I'm visiting from the link ups at Willy Nilly Friday 5 :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. The first photo is a striking composition - nicely done! It was also clever to show us all the 'young' Elvis photos and then the 'larger than life' shot - as if he was growing up before our eyes. I don't think I have ever seen a persimmon tree - delighted to glimpse one through your camera!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that Tennessee River shot! Beautiful shot and nicely composed.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your river and bridge pic!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice shots - I especially love that wide river and narrow bridge.

    ReplyDelete
  11. When we lived on rural land in Northwest Arkansas, we had several wild persimmon trees. I remember almost as much pit as fruit! I wish we could grow Carolina Jessamine here in upstate New York - it is at the end of its blooming season when we visit the Carolinas nearly every March - I love it so.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love Elvis so it was neat to read about him as a child. What a great gift. - The Jasmine blossoms are so pretty. I don't think I've ever tried a Persimmon. Great shot of the bridge & the Heron.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wonderful photos but I especially love the fall foliage photo and the great blue Heron, wow.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm going to read this all the way through! Thanks!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

    ReplyDelete
  15. a wonderful series of images. I like that very first one.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I can almost smell the jasmine! And that river image....wow!!!!!

    Thanks again Lea!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the Elvis sculptures....the jasmine is beautiful....I love how it smells...I need to plant some on my porch! I enjoyed your selection! Thanks for linking up Lea!!

    ReplyDelete

I enjoy your comments!

Thank you for visiting!