Friday, May 4, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, May 4, 2018

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

1. Bay Springs Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA, April 27, 2018
I spent last weekend at Camp Bluebird for Cancer Survivors at Fellowship Christian Retreat on Bay Springs Lake. We had beautiful warm sunny days with cool nights.

The group cabins were close to the lake. I had an absolutely wonderful time!

2. Good Food
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 21, 2018
Club Sandwich at O'Charley's Restaurant: turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on toasted baguette bread with honey-mustard dressing for dipping. Delicious with French fried potatoes!

3. Favorite Photo of the Week
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, April 29, 2018
I always enjoy watching the traffic on the Tennessee River. This is Ingram Barge Company's towboat 'Francis R. Keegan'...

...approaching the lock at Pickwick Dam on its way downstream (towards the Ohio River).

4. Turtle (Saturday's Critters)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 11, 2018
A Softshell Turtle has a thick leather-like shell instead of the hard shell of other turtles.

5. Carolina Wren (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 2, 2018
Carolina Wrens like to build their nests in brush piles. I live out in the country with lots of trees and brush piles are a part of the natural landscape here. But brush piles are not a necessity to attract Carolina Wrens. Last year a pair of these spunky little birds nested in a hanging basket begonia on my front porch!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. What a lovely post!

    Greetings from Sydney and have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful place and pictures !

  3. Wonderful place!
    Greetings from Hamburg, Marie

  4. ...such a tranquil lake.
    ...yes a favorite.
    ...I don't think that I've ever see a Softshell Turtle.
    ...lovely little thing.
    Thanks Lea for stopping by, I hope that your have a special weekend.

  5. While all images are beautiful I do like the first one--Bay Springs Lake

  6. Lovely shots and great location for those cabins.

  7. Lovely nature shots and love the cloud sky shot!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. What a fun post and it made my mouth water!

  9. Love all the pics - water, turtle, bird, etc! ;-)

  10. Peaceful environment Lea! It has been ages I went to a retreat (in the last churches they only had a women's retreat and at another time a men's retreat). The wren is so cute:)

  11. I like that beautiful sky over the lake. Never seen a softshell turtle. They have a flatter profile than what I'm used to seeing.

  12. Cute Carolina wren with a sweet smile. The camp looks like the perfect place to unwind, refresh, and reflect. :-)

  13. Photos so peaceful - no wonder it's a wonderful place for a retreat. I wonder if these are the turtles we used to see when we lived in Arkansas and they would wander into the road at certain seasons.

  14. What a wonderful getaway! Great photos!

  15. Your first two photos remind me of growing up in a house at a lake. They are all great photos!

  16. Oh, so many of my favourites...the clouds reflecting on the lake...a tugboat!
    Thanks for sharing!
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  17. Enjoyed your post, beautiful photos as always. Great capture of the Carolina Wren! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

  18. love the cabin on the lake (and lake picture)...& to have the ween nest on your porch - well, I'm jealous.

    Thanks for allowing us to join you from your link at I'd Rather B Birdin!

  19. I have yet to see a Carolina Wren, but hope to one day. Nice shot!

  20. Those soft shelled turtles are so odd looking! We have them here but rarely see them! Hugs!

  21. Love the turtle and the wren!!!

  22. Hello Lea! The lake and cabins looks very nice. Looks like a great place to stay. I am glad you had a nice time. The soft shelled turtle is cool, great sighting. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.


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