Friday, February 16, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, February 16, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, and Weekend Reflections
and on Saturday: Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Our Country Mourns
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, February 15, 2018
Flags are at half-staff for the 17 who died in the Florida school shootings on February 14th.

2. Wildlife (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, February 9, 2018
When we were at Pickwick Dam on the Tennessee River last Friday, the skies were quickly becoming overcast. The spillways were open, and hundreds of Gulls were there catching fish.

Fish coming through the spillways are near the top of the water. The Gulls try to grab them before they can swim deeper.

3. The Most Interesting Thing I have Seen This Week
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, February 9, 2018
We wondered why the John F. Secrest with its barges was stopped at the far shore of the Tennessee River. It wasn't long before the mystery was solved.

The Addi Belle came around the bend from the other direction.

Though they are called Tugboats or Towboats, actually they push the barges.

As soon as the Addi Belle passed on its way downstream, the John F. Secrest reversed away from the shore and maneuvered its barges back into the middle of the river.

And there it goes!

The John F Secrest is owned by Ingram Barge Company, and the Addi Belle is owned by Tennessee Valley Towing.

4. Beautiful Cat (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 6, 2018
Our neighbor's cat is so fuzzy and fluffy it is not easy to get a clear photo. The brown horizontal fluff is its tail wrapped around its front feet. Its legs are light brown, and all that white is chest, neck, sides, and hips! I think it must be a Persian mixed with Siamese.

5. Favorite Photo of the Week (I'd Rather B Birdin' and Weekend Reflections)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, February 11, 2018
If you are a regular visitor, you already know that Great Blue Herons are my favorite birds!

Hope you have had a good week

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  1. #1 let's stop mourning and start doing something about this madness.
    #2 TVA sure changed the south.
    #3 traffic jam?
    #4 pretty kitty.
    #5 they are a favorite of mine too.

  2. Nice shots! I love the reflection.

  3. great reflection...and interesting photo series about the barges!

  4. Tug boats -- the little boat that could! I always loved watching them. Pretty kitty. Love the sky and the crazy gulls. Happy Friday!

  5. The heron looks a bit puffed up - must have been chilly!

  6. Love the shot of the heron (and his reflection!). That barge looks to be incredibly long!!

  7. A beautiful Five...that cat was so pretty!

  8. Hello, love the sky and flag shot. I see lots of gull near our dam too, the fish must be easy to catch at the dam. Pretty kitty. Great capture of the Heron. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  9. I enjoy watching the river traffic. Good shots! That kitty is beautiful! Nice shot of the heron, too.

  10. Love the kitty! I am partial to cats!

    Would love to sit and watch the gulls. Thanks again, Lea, for linking in.

  11. Pretty kitty .... nice reflection of the heron!

  12. I love herons too! That's a pretty cat.

  13. 1. Very sad indeed. - I have mixed emotions over the solution to the problem.
    2. Very smart birds.
    3. Cool seeing the barges. I like that they name them.
    4. Very pretty kitty
    5. Nice shot of the heron.

  14. That cat! So pretty, the kind you want to pick up and haul around though those of us with cats no better than to even think about doing that. Part Siamese for sure. Beautiful heron.

  15. #1 :(
    great shots along the the reflection! thanks for linking lea and i hope you had a relaxing weekend :)


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