Friday, July 12, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday, July 12, 2019

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

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1. Pickwick Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2019
We had a good view of the lake from our table when we met friends at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant for lunch on Tuesday. With partly cloudy skies, the temperature was 95F (35C) at noon. I was glad to be eating inside rather than out on the balcony!

2. Mallard Duck (Weekend Reflections)
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2019
A female Mallard Duck at Pickwick Lake makes a nice reflection.

3. Favorite Photo of the Week
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 10, 2019
Swallowtail Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed. When I bought the Joe Pye Weed at a garden center, my husband asked what it was. When I told him Joe Pye Weed, he said, "You're buying a weed!"

4. Snails (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 5, 2019
I am using bamboo canes to support some of my tomato plants. I left one laying flat on the ground overnight, and the next morning there were snails on it!

It must have been the rain that made the snails crawl out of the grass, looking for higher ground.

There were nine snails on the top side of the bamboo cane, and when I turned it over there were six more - fifteen snails on one 8-foot piece of bamboo!

5. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 9, 2019
The female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds did not seem to mind sharing their feeder with a butterfly.

But one of the males kept swooping back and forth behind the butterfly, trying to chase it away.

Then he gave up and went to the other side of the feeder to drink.

I have 8 Hummingbird feeders so there is plenty for everyone!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. 95 degrees is too hot for me. We had a hot week too, for us in New York State. We've been thinking of setting up some hummingbird feeders now that my husband is retired. Enjoyed their interaction with the butterfly. Stay cool!

  2. Your hummingbird photos are magical!!!

  3. I love the Hummingbirds with the butterfly!

  4. That's funny, I've never seen a butterfly at a hummingbird feeder! Excellent photos!

  5. The hummer and butterfly together are quite a sight to see.

  6. Lea, these are all great photographs.

    All the best Jan

  7. Hello, it is cool you captured the hummer with the butterfly. Well done! I love the cute snails and the duck. Great collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  8. Love that photo of the hummingbird and butterfly in the same feeder.
    The snails also come into my garden when it rains, I hate them!

  9. Wow! Getting the butterfly AND hummers at the feeder is amazing. Love that last one...they are sharing! And the snails are very neat too! Happy weekend!

  10. Excellent pics today Lea, love the butterfly and the hummer on the feeder. The snails are cute pics. Don't think I have ever snapped a pic of a snail but I like yours. The swallowtail is my fav too. Have a great upcoming week.

  11. ...the lake looks wonderful, 95F is way too HOT for this old bohy!
    ...Mallards are a favorite.
    ...Swallowtail Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed is a pretty sight. It's no weed! must be a wet spot.
    ...a beautiful sight.
    Thanks Lea for stopping by, I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

  12. Eight feeders is a lot! Interesting that the hummers compete with butterflies.

  13. Love those hummers!

    As always thanks for sharing your photos & expertise with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week.

  14. Here, in Italy, the temperature is the same. Not usual in this part of the Country (Lazio region).
    Great pics. just yesterday I have fed some Mallard Ducks at Bolsena lake.


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