Friday, December 29, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday, December 29, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Saturday's Critters

1. Oh Ho, the Mistletoe! (Sky Watch Friday)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 26, 2017
Here in the United States, Mistletoe is a parasite plant that gets most of its nutrients from its host tree. It is usually not noticeable until the trees lose their leaves in the Winter.

Birds spread the seeds from one tree to another. In many countries it is a Christmas tradition for couples to kiss under the mistletoe.

Our weather, 6:00am Friday morning: Clear skies, 20F (-6C)

2. Deer (Saturday's Critters)
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, December 24, 2017
Santa's Reindeer?

No, they are White-tailed Deer. But I saw them on Christmas Eve, so that should count for something!

After a brief glance back at me, they moved out of sight into the woods.

3. Good Food
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 27, 2017
Chef Salad from Mugshots: ham and turkey roll-ups, tomatoes, boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, and croutons on a bed of lettuce with honey-mustard salad dressing.

4. The Most Unusual Thing I have Seen This Week
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 25, 2017 
Peacocks on the lawn!

Peacocks and Pearls: Ladies Apparel and Accessories

5. One more Christmas Photo
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 28, 2017
I enjoy sending and receiving Christmas cards!

Have a wonderful week-end!

Happy New Year!

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  1. ...and mistletoe is so expensive here! Yesterday at dusk a herd of deer jumped out in front of me. Healthy. Love the Peacocks! We enjoy sending and receiving Christmas cards too! Happy New Year.

  2. i wonder how the mistletoe tradition got started? wow, lucky you to receive so many christmas cards! love the deer! thanks for linking up lea and have a great weekend :) happy new year!

  3. I've seen one of those peacocks here! You must have seen lots of kissing under that tree!
    It is -9˚C here at 1:30pm!

  4. Amazing quantity of mistletoe!!! Those peacocks are so special. It is snowing very steadily here ... we are predicted to get another 4 - 9 inches today! And temps dropping as the day goes on to a low of 8 degrees Celsius tonight. Happy New Year!

  5. I think those peacocks are about the strangest thing I have ever seen. So glad you got photos.

  6. Love the peacocks on the lawn! And the sweet Christmas Eve deer! Looks like you received a LOT of Christmas cads! Hope your New Years is just as wonderful.

  7. We never see 'real' mistletoe up here.

  8. Beautiful deer! Happy New Year!

  9. Hello, love the deer and the pretty peacocks. I do not think I have ever seen the real mistletoe. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. I Have appreciated all your visits and comments on my blog in 2017. I wish you all the best in 2018, Happy New Year. Have a happy weekend!

  10. I love the mistletoe!
    It's so green!!!!

  11. Whoa! That tree is heavy-laden with mistletoe. Great shots!
    Happy New Year!

  12. Hope that you have a new year Lea.

  13. The deer are so pretty and I love that peacock! You got a lot of beautiful cards! Maybe we can exchange cards next year! Sweet hugs!


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