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Friday, July 24, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday Five - July 24, 2020

Thank you everyone who commented on yesterday's post. - I appreciated all the nice comments and condolences about losing my mom.  - While it's been a rough year it's also had some good moments and I know she would want me celebrating those more then focusing on the not so good moments.

So today I am joining Tom (The backroads Traveller) for:

Earlier this year after a rain our driveway was loaded with the purple blossoms from my mom's Lilac Tree.  It looked as if the sky had dropped, purple rain down from heaven.

 Sharing the song, Purple Rain as well.
I'm not a huge fan of Prince but I thought it would be fun to make all my photos song titles today & include some version of the song in my post.

Took this photo of some pelicans earlier this summer.  Thought the one with it's beak open was comical.


Like so many graduates this year our daughter did not have a regular graduation ceremony.  Instead it was done virtually.  She still wanted to wear her cap and gown and we had a little ceremony at home while we watched her graduation on the television screen.
She graduated with a degree in Cosmetology from the local Community College.  We are proud of her for seeing this through. 
One thing around here this year that's been (not so good) are ants, ants & more ants. - A neat little way to get rid of them,  Borax, Powdered Sugar & Maple Syrup with a little water.  Mix it up well and put it inside pop bottles, cans, anything that a pet wouldn't get into.(When ants eat the borax bait, it interferes with their digestive system and eventually kills them. ... That's because, for effective ant control, you need to eliminate the queen and the rest of the colony. Worker ants will consume the borax bait and bring it back to the colony for the other ants to eat. Here's the can I had on my office floor yesterday.  Within minutes there were loads of those nasty little critters.  Today only a few are feeding. 
 Looked up songs about ants,  Found this one by Dave Mathews Band (never heard it before) It doesn't really have much to do with ants but hey, it fits my idea so who cares.

5. CHERRY RED - Around here summer is filled with loads of fresh local fruit,  Cherries being one of them.  I've been enjoying these lucious Bing Cherries all week.
 Again the song has nothing to do with cherries but I needed one to keep the theme going.  So here it is:
Plus I actually like ZZ Top.

Hope you have enjoyed the photos and the music.  Have a great weekend.


  1. Lovely photos Love from Poland

  2. ...first Ida let me expand my condolences on the passing of you mom. I love purple lilacs, Prince not so much. YAKETY YAK DON"T TALK BACK is a great oldie! This year graduation ceremonies were a let down. I've used Borax for years to control ants. Bing Cherries and ZZ Top, what a great combination! Thank Ida thanks for the visit.

  3. It seems like you are doing well? I am SO glad! I lost my mom quite a few years ago, yet the entire time is so crystal clear. I know all these songs, except the Dave Matthews and ZZ Top. Your daughter is so cute! I love the Pelican with his mouth open! What kind of sound do they make? I have been trying to identify the flowers on your pretty header. So - Primrose (maybe), Violets and jonquil. I do not know the other two.,

  4. Sorry to hear about your mom. She had a very long life. I’m sure that you will miss her. Have a good weekend

  5. What a delightful post!! So much to be happy about and the music was grand! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Those were all fun, well, ants aren't overly fun if they come in the house though!

  7. Neat idea to match everything with a song. Ants are always an unwelcome guest and a lot of the things to get rid of the is harmful to pets. This is a good ifea

  8. What a clever and fun idea, Ida! I like ZZ Top, too. Congrats to your daughter!

  9. Love the Yakety Yak picture and the song that was the only one that I had heard before and I remember it. Congratulations to your daughter. And thanks for the recipe for the ant bait we're swamped with them too I put borax out and places just powdered but that's a good idea for mixing it and putting it in the lids I'll start leaving saving lids

  10. I love your post, we need more of this on the web.

  11. Congratulations to your daughter ! We wish her success - and health and safety to all of you !

  12. purple rain and yakety-yak are really awesome images!! i have always liked the dave mathews band!! i hope you enjoyed your weekend!!

  13. Congrats to your daughter!! I've been loving summer cherries so much!

  14. the best to your daughter Ida; wishing her much success in her future; it's sad she couldn't have a regular ceremony; there's a bit of fun throwing that cap in the air !!! ☺☺

    and, a way to keep ants from coming IN; { if you know the source } is to put down baby powder; it won't hurt pets; we have placed it around their food dishes, but if you know where they are coming IN; say like under a baseboard, use baby powder.. you can get it at the dollar store; the ants can't go THRU it !!!

  15. Ida - fabulous post! love the lilac flowers, and the "yakking" pelican. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation. Our son graduated from Ohio State, and fortunately was not too bothered about the formal ceremony, which of course was not held. Ants! The first spring we had in our log home, we had carpenter ants show up, and we quickly learned the borax trick. Works like a charm! The lake south of us is famous for cherries, and we are enjoying them, too! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  16. I have not heard this ZZ Top will have to ask Roger if he is one he will like I feel sure. ZZ Top is one of our favorites. I never see a male Northern Cardinal without calling him a Sharp Dressed Man.

    I enjoyed your Five...


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