Friday, February 14, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday, February 14, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Signs 2,
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Tennessee River (Sky Watch Friday)
Tennessee River at Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, February 9, 2020
When the rain stopped over the weekend, we went to lunch at Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant where we can watch the river traffic as we eat.

The "Chip Lacy" was going north (downstream) on the Tennessee River towards the Ohio River.

Shiloh, Tennessee , USA, February 9, 2020
When we were there on Sunday the Tennessee River was near to overflowing. By midweek the river water was completely covering the restaurant parking lot, but the restaurant itself is on higher ground and still dry.

2. Pepsi (Signs 2)
Miche, Tennessee, USA, February 9, 2020
an old faded sign: Pepsi, The Light Refreshment...

… on an old abandoned building

3. The Most Unusual Thing I Have Seen This Week
Hardin County, Tennessee, USA, February 9, 2020
If you ever wonder what happens to old school buses, here is one that has found a new life as a combo bus and flat bed truck!

4. Horses (Saturday's Critters)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, February 8, 2020
This is the second time in a week that we have seen these horses out on the road. I am beginning to wonder if they have learned how to open the gate! You cannot see them in this photo, but several neighbors were there to help get the horses back into the pasture. We stopped our car and waited until the horses were past us before continuing down the road.

5. Cormorant (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Tennessee River, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, February 9, 2020
After lunch on Sunday at Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant, we drove a few miles upriver to Pickwick Dam. All the spillways were open in an effort to prevent flooding farther upriver. The water was coming through with such tremendous force that it looked like ocean waves coming ashore.

I did not expect to see any birds fishing in water that turbulent, but there was a Cormorant riding the waves! At least I think it was a cormorant. The constant motion of the water made it difficult to get a clear photo.

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Valentine's Day!

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  1. Great pics! That school bus/truck is very strange. Now I'm curious how it is used. ;-)

  2. What a cool way to re-purpose an old school bus!! I really like the old building with the Pepsi sign. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I love the old Pepsi sign and that brave Cormorant!

  4. I had heard about all the heavy rains and was hoping you did not flood. I love that old school bus/flatbed.

  5. Great pics of rain water flowing along. I loved the old bus-truck.

  6. Haha while I love seeing the horses I sure hope they are safe!
    Love that old abandoned store!

  7. Great set of photos! I especially like the faded sign, the horses, and that crazy bus!

  8. Hello. Interesting and great serie of photos. Have a nice weekend!

  9. Hello, great view of the river and sky. I hope the horses made it safely back home. Nice capture of the Cormorant. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  10. Those all were really good pictures. That school bus made me laugh. What some people will do. I wonder what they use it for

  11. That old bus is crazy isn't it? I've never seen one like that but I see them 'made over' sometimes! Love those horses! Oh and the sign!

  12. I love watching ships/river/channel traffic!! And to have a restaurant on the banks is a huge plus! At first I thought it was a converted bus to tow truck, then realized, wrong!!

    That cormorant in the river is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

  13. Lovely set of photos. Best wishes, Diane


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