Friday, June 5, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday, June 5, 2020

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

Click in the photos to see them at their best.

1. Partly Cloudy and Warm! (Sky Watch Friday and Weekend Reflections)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 29, 2020
We have had partly cloudy skies all week, but no rain, though rain is in the forecast for today (Friday).
Our daytime temperatures have been in the mid-80s F (30C), and about 70F (21C) at night.

2. Favorite Photo: Muscovy Duck
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 24, 2020
Taking a bath!

Muscovy Duck
All clean now!

3. Garden Update
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 2, 2020
Here is my second potato harvest, grown in a large flower pot! 1 lb. 3 oz. 'Red Norland' potatoes.
If you are wondering what I did with the smallest potatoes: I washed them and added them unpeeled to a pot of vegetable soup. I just love to see things grow - growing potatoes in containers is easy and fun!
To see my first potato harvest, grown in a Potato Planter Bag: A Garden Experiment

4. Monarch (Saturday's Critters and Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 30, 2020
I am delighted to report that a Monarch Butterfly is visiting my Butterfly Weed!

Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa

5. Mallard Ducks (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Ballard Park, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 24, 2020
Mr. Mallard

Mrs. Mallard

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Great fluffy white clouds.

  2. Ah ha, nice ducks, and very nice potatoes indeed!

  3. I so enjoyed your bird and butterfly weed pictures this week. Your weather actually sounds a little similar to us but our potatoes are far from harvesting.

  4. ...serene!
    ...I know a young Amish boy how raises Muscovy Ducks, he says that they are the best! spring I'm going to expand my garden.
    ...I have yet to see monarchs.
    ...preening time!
    Thanks Lea for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

  5. Gorgeous photos - the muscovy duck bathing is hilarious! Never knew anything about this duck... The first photo is a peaceful paradise!

  6. The Muscovy Duck is a weird looking creature! Love seeing the Monarch!

  7. Hi,
    Beautiful the duck taking
    a bath...have a great day!

  8. Always exciting to see a monarch on butterfly plants. I don't have much luck photographing them. They are just too fast, but these are beautiful shots!

  9. I have never seen a Muscovy duck. Unique face. Thank you for sharing!

  10. You have a pretty pond for reflections, Lea. My favorite is the "Muscovy Duck" relaxing after a fine bath in the lake.

  11. Hello. Wonderful serie of photos. Muscovy duck looks amazing. Take care!

  12. Hello, Lovely view of the sky and reflection. The Muscovy duck photos are great. Love the Monarch on the flowers and the mallards are cute.
    Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

  13. Interesting and fascinating post!
    Have a beautiful Weekend, Elke

  14. I would love to see a Monarch here while our Butterfly weed is in bloom. What a gorgeous butterfly! And I love the duck photo! He looks like he has a mask on in the water! Enjoy your weekend!

  15. That duck photo is stunning. And I'm so ready to start seeing monarch butterflies again. We usually don't see them until a bit later in the summer so I need to be patient. I'll just enjoy your photos while I wait. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far.

  16. Fabulous photographs, I love the reflections in your first one.

    All the best Jan

  17. beautiful ducks, butterfly and flowers....great shots.
    Red potatoes is my favorite. I should grow in my backyard.
    Good luck for harvesting.

  18. lovely photos! looks like you have a wonderful week in Mississippi! Haven't seen any butterflies around here yet. Maybe when our butterfly bush blooms.

  19. Great sky shot and wonderful 'critter photos' ~ Love the splashing duck ~ ^_^

    Be Safe ~ Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. Honestly, this is the most "action" I've seen by a muscovy duck!
    You sharing this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week is much appreciated!

  21. I always enjoy seeing pictures of the Monarch butterfly. We don't get them here in the UK.

  22. I usually harvest potatoes in late August or early September where we live. The grow slower, but really big, in our cooler climate. - Margy


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