Friday, April 20, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, April 20, 1018

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

1. Pecan Tree (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 19, 2018
We have had plenty of sunshine this week, but it came with strong winds. At 9:00am Thursday morning it was 48F (8C).

2. What I am Reading
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 17, 2018
'The Alice Network' by Kate Quinn
'The Perfect Poison' by Amanda Quick
'The Purloined Puzzle' by Parnell Hall
'Murder With Macaroni and Cheese' by A. L. Herbert
'Lord of the Privateers' by Stephanie Laurens

My favorite from this group, 'The Alice Network,' is set in Europe during and immediately after World War II.

3. Teals (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 11, 2018
When I first saw these ducks, I thought they were Mallards. But as I zoomed the camera in on them, I knew they were not. The vertical white stripe on the males' heads identifies them as Blue-winged Teals, Anas discors.

They are migratory birds that come south to spend the winter, and then go north to their breeding grounds in the spring. There were three males and two females. I don't know why
I did not get all five of them in one photo.

4. Groundhog (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 15, 2018
The Groundhog, Marmota monax, can be found throughout much of the eastern United States, all across Canada, and into Alaska. Their diet consists of a variety of green plants, but may occasionally include insects.

5. Narcissus (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 18, 2018
Narcissus are a genus of perennial flowers of the Amaryllis family. There are many varieties, but the flowers are usually some combination of yellow, orange and/or white. Grown from bulbs, they are commonly called jonquils or daffodils.

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  1. ...Lea, lots of wonderful things going on in your life this week. Thanks for joining Willy-Nilly, enjoy your weekend.

  2. Murder With Macaroni & Cheese? I'm gonna hafta Google that book!

  3. I've enjoyed peaking into your week today. Have you read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"? If not it is a wonderful read, and has just been released as a movie. Both wonderful. Have a great weekend ahead and thankyou for stopping by my blog this week.

  4. I'll have to look for the book you recommended. My book club is meeting today to discuss "The Second Mrs. Hockaday". Great book!

  5. The groundhog is a sign of spring!

  6. Okay, you had me at 'Groundhog'! Super photos.
    I also copied the book titles and will try to find them at our local library. Thanks!
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. You look like a prolific reader!! Beautiful blue sky through the pecan tree. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. How on earth do you read so many books at once! Every once in a while I will read some of two different ones, but never more. I love your groundhog and your jonquils! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Memories of staying at a B&B in Georgia and seeing those bare pecan trees (March) against the sky. Love your jonquils. Winter is refusing to leave our area of upstate New York, but some brave daffodils are trying to bloom.

  10. Lovely shots. The pecan tree is beautiful.

  11. A blue sky ! That's wonderful and the little groundhog looks so cute !

  12. Wonderful images, Lea. I love to read too. I am reading the Raylan Givings series by Elmore Leonord, and others at the ready. We don't have Groundhogs out here but other similar animals. Love the flower

  13. A little bit for everyone ... :)
    I like the Groundhog!
    Have a nice day!

  14. Happy to see you had blue skies and sunshine, love the groundhog!
    Wren x

  15. Hello Lea, pretty capture of the tree and sky. Te Blue-winged Teals are pretty ducks. The groundhog looks like he is posing for your camera. Pretty flowers. I will check to see if my library has these as ebooks. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  16. It's fun to see the groundhogs in the long as they stay off the roads. The Teals are special too. What a great sighting! Enjoy your weekend..happy reading!

  17. Nice group of pics Lea. Pretty blue-winged Teals; wondering if you have all 5 books going at one time. Some people enjoy have more than one book going at a time.

    1. I usually read two at the same time, sometimes three, but not all five at once!

  18. Beautiful sky! I do love pecans, but it's a lot of work picking them up. I haven't read any of the books except The Alice Network and I really did enjoy it. Love the teals and the groundhog. The flower screams spring and I'm happy to see it! Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. Hello, I like the groundhog!
    Funny critter.

  20. Nice set of pictures - I'd really like to see a Ground Hog! They look like a great animal - I saw some close relatives in the Swiss Alp last year.

    Sorry its taken me so long to visit, things have been pretty hectic here!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  21. I'm sending my thanks to you for sharing your blog photos with us bird lovers this weekend. It's our privilege to visit you from I'd Rather B Birdin'!!


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