Friday, July 6, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, July 6, 2018

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

1. Pickwick Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 4, 2018

On Wednesday we went to the Pickwick Inn Restaurant for their lunch buffet. The food was good (I had fried chicken, green beans, corn on the cob, a small green salad, and spice cake), and we had a great view of the lake from our table.

And we were entertained by a cute squirrel on the balcony just outside the restaurant windows.

A closer look at the picnic and swimming areas. Even with mostly cloudy skies, the temperature rose to 95F (35C). I was glad I was eating inside instead of out there at one of the picnic tables!

2. Good Food! - Outback Steakhouse
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 24, 2018
Due to a mix-up in the kitchen, I got a larger serving of ribs than usually comes on the Drover's Ribs and Chicken Platter at Outback Steakhouse. BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Steamed Vegetables with Honey-mustard Dipping Sauce, and Honey Wheat Bushman Bread.

3. The Most Interesting Thing I have Seen This Week
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, July 2, 2018
Walking along beside the Tennessee River near Wilson Dam, I was surprised to see a tree growing from a crevice in the rock cliff. The 'Dangerous Waters' sign is to warn boats to stay away from the dam. The hanging greenery on the right side of the photo is Trumpet Vines.

4. Butterfly (Saturday's Critters)
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, July 2, 2018
As I was getting back in the car after our walk along the Tennessee River, a Hackberry Emperor Butterfly, Asterocampus celtis, landed on my arm.

These friendly little butterflies are attracted to the salt and other minerals in human sweat. I had to shoo it off before I got into the car!

5. Great Egret (Weekend Reflections and I'd Rather B Birdin')
Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA, July 2, 2018
I saw this Great Egret, Ardea alba, in a slough as we drove along the highway. My dear husband turned the car around and drove down a service road so I could get photos.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Great spot to be. Its perfect for a picnic indeed.

  2. You made me hungry! For a change, we were just as hot as you were - I wasn't taking too many sky pictures this week. Now, for breakfast.Lovely egret captures with the reflections in the water - I thank your husband for turning around. Have a great week.

  3. ...Pickwick Lake looks refreshing on a hot day.
    ...nice mixup.
    ...trees grow where they want to grow.
    ...I've never had a butterfly land on my arm.
    Thanks Lea for stopping by, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
    ...wonderful reflections.

  4. I'd like to meet an Egret . . (wow) - AND, Pickwick lake looks refreshing BUT that 95 degrees might not have seemed so inviting, hm?

  5. That's one lovely bird. I bet you took some of those ribs home for another meal.

  6. Your last pic of the egret is wonderful!

  7. beautiful reflections of the egret

  8. really looks like great place to relax.

  9. Life finds a way, including trees growing out of a cliff face.

  10. Hello, I love the view of the lake. Pretty captures of the butterfly and Egret. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  11. I'd love it if a butterfly landed on my arm. But, they never do. Oh well.

  12. Love the squirrel what a cutie !

  13. Your photography skills are so great!!! Beautiful, each and every one.

    Thanks for joining us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  14. Wonderful series of photos of nature and critters and all!

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


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