Friday, September 13, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday, September 13, 2019

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

Click on the photos to see them at their best.

1. Spider (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 8, 2019
I have a different kind of sky photo for you today - a Spiny-backed Orb Weaver in bright morning sunlight!

2. Phlox (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 10, 2019
Phlox is a plant genus of 67 species found mostly in North America. I think this is a Phlox panticulata that is also known as Garden Phlox. It attracts bees and butterflies, and it is also a popular food for deer, rabbits, and groundhogs.

3. Good Food!
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 12, 2019
I love apples eaten as fresh fruit or cooked in a pie! These are 'Ginger Gold.'

For the Apple Tart: 3 cups peeled sliced apples, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 or 3 generous dashes of cinnamon, 1 pie crust. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, and then stir in apples. Fill crust and fold up the edges, leaving the center open. Sprinkle crust lightly with sugar (optional). Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Pretty Horses (Saturday's Critters)
McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, September 3, 2019
My photo does not really show the size of this horse, but believe me, it is BIG!

This horse, in the same pasture, is not as big as the other one.

5. A New Bird For Me! (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 10, 2019
Broad-winged Hawks, Buteo platypterus, are small hawks that breed in the eastern half of North America, and then migrate to the Central American countries to spend the Winter months. They eat small mammals, amphibians, and insects.

When I saw this one on the power line up the road from my house, I was not sure what it was. I am glad I turned the car around and went back for a second look. This is why I always have my camera with me!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. That horse has big hoofs. That's a good give away to its size. Lovely hawk.

  2. Such an interesting post. Ginger golds are delicious!

  3. Your apple pie looks wonderful. It's apple season in upstate New York; you'd have your pick of fresh apples here. Enjoyed the picture of the hawk.

  4. I just discovered Ginger Golds, grown locally. Delicious.

  5. I just had to pop by and see what you were baking! looks so delicious! all lovely photo's

  6. ...I haven't come upon any photogenic spider webs in a while. nice to see that your phlox is clean of powdery mildew.
    ...I like Ginger Gold and that tart looks great.
    ...a couple of beauties.
    Thanks Lea for stopping by, enjoy your weekend. to me too.

  7. A great pic of that hawk, Lea! I may try that apple tart recipe!

  8. That's quite a spider. Not a web I would want to walk into! Beautiful capture of the hawk.

  9. Good job capturing the spider! Love the horses and hawk!

  10. A great looking hawk! I googled, it seems that this hawk does not live in Finland. Buteo buteo we do have!

  11. Hello, that is an awesome shot of the hawk. I love the horses. I had one of those spiders hanging next to my house, creepy. The apple tart looks delicious.
    Thank you for sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  12. How neat to see this hawk! I've never seen one either! Love the horses and that little spider looks like a tiny alien spaceship! heehee! Maybe IT IS!!!

  13. Nice pictures. Like them.
    My contribution:

    Have a nice weekend.


  14. Beautiful hawk photo. Now is the time for broad winged hawks to migrate in huge waves past our house. I once sat on a nearby ridge and counted over 1,000 in one day!

  15. Thanks so much for joining us birders and sharing your blog post this weekend. Those of us at I'd Rather B Birdin' appreciate your photos and narrative!

  16. Nice the hawk. The apples look delicious and so does the tart...wish there was something to compare the horse to. Lorelei and I were watching a short video about the biggest was 22 hands high! Always cant help but wonder if things like that are true...that would be 88 inches! Dont know why I felt the need to tell that!


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