Friday, June 1, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, June 1, 2018

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

1. Rain! (Sky Watch Friday)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 25, 2018
Tropical storm Alberto went to the east of us so we missed its main force, but we did get a lot of rain from it this week.

2. What I am Reading

On Tuesday I went to the library and checked out some more books to read.

"Raspberry Danish Murder" by Joanne Fluke
"The Chili Queen" by Sandra Dallas
"Live and Let Growl" by Laurien Berenson
"The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg
"How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig

The first three are murder mysteries, my favorite kind of book. "How to Stop Time" is science fiction. I read it first and found it very interesting. Now I am reading "The Story of Arthur Truluv," and I am enjoying it, too. It is a sweet story about an elderly man and a teenage girl.

3. Skink (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 3, 2018
The juvenile American Five-lined Skink's blue tail will fade to brown as it becomes an adult. They eat insects and spiders so they are beneficial to your yard and garden.

4. Cedar Waxwings (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 16, 2018
This is the first time I have seen Cedar Waxwings at my house. They are migratory birds that go farther north to breed and raise their young. I made these photos of them (perched in the old apple tree) through my kitchen window.

They eat fruit and berries, and I feared for my blackberries, but thankfully, they decided the blackberries were not ripe enough yet, and they continued on their journey.

It was just a small flock of about a dozen birds. If they look a bit ruffled, it is because it was raining that day.

5. Day Lily (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 30, 2018
A Day Lily, Hemerocallis, is a perennial plant whose flower usually lasts only one day, but each stem has multiple buds that open in succession, greatly extending the blooming season. It is a native of Asia, but is now grown worldwide. They have been extensively hybridized with thousands of cultivars being registered by Hemerocallis Societies around the world.

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  1. This sky looks rather menacing !

  2. ...send some up our way please. would take me a lifetime to read that many books.
    ...skink, that new to me.
    ...Cedar Waxwings look like little bandits when they come in to eat fruit.
    ...lots of foliage, but no Day Lily flowers yet.
    The Lea for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

  3. Beautiful pictures of the birds - happy you escaped the major flooding and the tragic situations in North Carolina and Maryland.

  4. Your day lilies and cedar waxwings are gorgeous. I love it when people read a lot and use their local library.

  5. Wonderful series of Willy Nilly images Lea.. how lucky you are to be able to snap the sweet, tough rather ruffled looking :)Cedar Waxwings through your kitchen window. The small birds are so hard to catch as they flit about the bush. Looks like you have a nice selection of books there to keep you busy for a week or two.

  6. Beautiful lily!!! Loved seeing the skink and the cedar waxwings! Have an awesome weekend!

  7. The waxwing birds are neat. If they make their way here over the summer, they likely stay in the countryside.

  8. All great shots. I love the Cedar Waxwing. We see them occasionally in the fall when they are here to eat the berries of the Mountain Ash tree. As a kid I loved to carry a sticky Skink around. Just me I guess.

  9. I love the Cedar Waxwings! I haven't seen any in years!

  10. How To Stop Time sounds interesting. I like science fiction. We have lots of lizards in our area, but not sure about skinks. I've not seen any.

  11. Hello, the Skink is colorful. I love the beautiful Waxwings. Your daylilies are lovely. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thanks for the comment.

  12. We had cedar waxwings visit us twice (two years) but then they disappeared. - Margy

  13. The Cedar Waxwings are adorable, but you really got my attention with "the juvenile American Five-lined Skink's blue tail will fade to brown as it becomes an adult."
    Definitely something I didn't know. "Learn something new every day," my parents always said when we were young.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  14. Gorgeous photos! Science fiction is one of my favorite genres so the How To Stop Time title immediately caught my eye. And Cedar Waxwings are one of my all-time favorite birds, lucky you in having some visit!

  15. Sounds like some great summer reading! Beautiful C. Waxwing photos today!

    Thank you for bringing your birds to us for our viewing pleasure over the weekend.

  16. How wonderful to have Cedar Waxwings visit and you got great pics. I'm going to look for some of these books. I've read E. Berg but not this one and mysteries are my favorite too! Enjoy your day!

  17. What a great collection for Willy Nilly Friday! I have never seen a Cedar Waxwing in person; they are so beautiful that they are high on my must-see list! I am glad you explained that it was raining; they do look a bit grumpy … I am impressed with how much you read - I am going on three weeks on the same book!


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