Friday, July 5, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday, July 5, 2019

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

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1. Crop Duster (Sky Watch Friday)
Crittenden County, Arkansas, USA, June 29, 2019
After you cross the Mississippi River from Tennessee to Arkansas, the land is very flat, perfect for farming. On the way to our family reunion, we passed many miles of fields - corn, milo (grain sorghum), soybeans, rice, and cotton. At one point a crop duster airplane was taking off from a runway next to the highway.

As soon as he was above the treetops, he began turning to the west and crossed the highway in front of us. For the weekend, we had partly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the mid-90s. Thankfully, the reunion was indoors at a community center building.

2. Garden Update
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 1, 2019
We have been picking 'Early Girl' tomatoes for about 10 days. They are smaller than I had hoped for, but very tasty with a rich tomato flavor.

This is our third cucumber from the 'Burpless Beauty' vines. They have been very good, weighing about eight ounces each.

And we might have figs unless the raccoons eat them first!

3. Althea (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 2, 2019
Althea, Hibiscus syriacus, common name Rose of Sharon, is a hardy ornamental shrub native to China and India. It is often grown in gardens here in the United States where it blooms from mid-Summer into Autumn.

4. Guard Cat (Saturday's Critters)
Craighead County, Arkansas, USA, June 30, 2019
My cousin's cat sitting on the back porch steps, ready to attack anything that ventures into her domain!

5. Common Grackle (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 30, 2019
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula.

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  1. ...crop dusters spray the potato fields around here.
    ...nothing better!
    ...I need to wait for our Rose of Sharon.
    ...hard work, it will need to take a nap.
    ...I see flocks of them. the way I saw a garter snake in the grass last week, haven't seen one in years!
    Thanks Lea for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

  2. It's been years since I've seen a crop duster, and many years (1986?) since I've been through the "flat" part of Arkansas. (I was last in Arkansas in 2013, but we came in through what was US71 in Missouri). Our local Rose of Sharon aren't blooming yet but - I know it will be soon.

  3. Those are good looking tomatoes, and a handsome garden cat. Hope the reunion went well!

  4. I can almost taste how good those tomatoes must be. Mine are just starting to form. it has been a cool spring so they just sat and did nothing until a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

  5. Crop dusters are interesting to watch---they can fly so low.
    Your veggies are far ahead of ours. The Tomatoes are just starting to bear fruit and we just planted our squashes. Interesting isn't it

  6. The guard cat, of course, is my favourite.

  7. Tomatoes already?! I'm very jealous! We should be getting some soon from our food share, but mine here in my sun-challenged garden will be a while. Love tomatoes! 'Early Girl' is a tasty variety. Enjoy!

  8. The vegetables look good - and I rather like the guard cat as well!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. Nice photos. Rose of Sharon grows like a weed around here, scattering its seedpods all over, and they come up and suddenly your yard has this miniature forest!

  10. Love home grown tomatoes, they taste so much better. We've had our fig season this year already, starts end January and goes until end March.
    Cute guard cat :)

  11. Hello, the tomatoes look delicious! The Rose of Sharon is blooming here too, very pretty. Cute guard kitty. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  12. Me, being partial to cats...I LOVE your 'guard cat' on duty! And, I always enjoy watching crop dusters...your grackle portrait is terrific.

    You have figs?! Awesome.
    As always, I say thanks for linking in with us at IRBB!


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