Friday, May 22, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday, May 22, 2020

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

Click on the photos to see them at their best.

1. The View from our Place (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 21, 2020
The clouds that moved in on Thursday afternoon are giving us rain today (Friday).

2. Garden Update
"Burpless Beauty" Cucumbers, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 21, 2020
My cucumbers are up and growing. I have ten vines! I can hardly wait; we like them fresh and as pickles.

"Better Boy" Tomato
And my tomatoes are blooming!

3. What I am reading
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 22, 2020
The Tearoom Mysteries books all have the same characters but different authors:

"Tearoom for Two" by Susan Page Davis
"Tea Rose" by Erin Keeley Marshall
"To a Tea" by Vera Dodge
"Burning Secrets" by Rebecca Adams
"Crosswords and Chamomile" by Elizabeth Adams

The stories revolve around two cousins who open a tearoom together in a small town in Maine. In between serving tea and pastries to their customers, they solve mysteries!

4. Turtle (Saturday's Critters)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 17, 2020
I know I just posted a Spiny Softshell Turtle photo about two weeks ago, but when I saw it again last Sunday, it had its legs more fully extended.

Take a look at those claws!

5. Cardinals (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 21, 2020
I surprised Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal at the breakfast table!
Northern Cardinals, Cardinalis cardinalis.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Those turtle claws aren't anything I would want to encounter. The cardinals didn't invite you for breakfast? Not polite.

  2. Those are formidable claws. They must do a lot of digging. Beautiful sky shot!

  3. That is a strange looking turtle!

  4. strange looking indeed. never seen anything like that before.

  5. Odd turtle! The clouds are shaped a lot like the ones in your header picture.

  6. That's a really unnerving turtle!

    be well... mae at

  7. The birds are lovely and this turtle is dangerous!
    My tomatoes have grown great and flowers are already on it.
    Have a good weekend, Elke

  8. Hello. Lovely serie of photos. Cardinals looks so pretty. Have a nice weekend. Stay safe.

  9. I always enjoy seeing those Cardinals.

  10. Hello, your sky capture is beautiful. I love that soft-shelled turtle. Pretty shot of the Cardinal couple. I will have to add that author to my list.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

  11. That’s a rare photo of Mr and Mrs cardinal together. Great capture.

  12. That turtle looks like something prehistoric doesn't it? I love seeing anything out of the ordinary! And I want to do a post on clouds! I love them! Happy weekend!

  13. PS I'm going to look for those books!

  14. Great post! I have never seen the Spiny Softshell Turtle. Fascinating! We have a lot of snappers and red-eared sliders here.

  15. I love the assortment of beautiful skies and wildlife. The turtle photography is amazing! Enjoy the weekend!

  16. Love the dazzling cardinal couple! (And opening your blog this morning, I too was dazzled by the open highway and cloud formation.)
    Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week

  17. Wow a bunch of stuff today. Love the first shot--going down the road---and the very white puffy clouds. Our garden is about where yours id.


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