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Friday, July 31, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday Five - July 31, 2020

Hello everyone.  Thank you so much for all the nice comments about my being back blogging again.  Still not up to speed yet but doing better at posting a little more often.

Time for WILLY NILLY FRIDAY FIVE hosted by Tom the Backroads Traveller. - Apparently not many have been participating lately so let's hope you all get in and join the fun.

Today it's Birds, Blooms & a Butterfly for me.
 1. Earlier this spring I spotted a few duck sitting on top of the neighbors fence across the street.  She sat there for quite awhile.  I snapped a bunch of shots of her.

 Shortly after this shot some people were walking past and a little girl stopped to look at the duck.
 She stayed right there and then after they past by she finally flew off.
 2.  Missed sharing these from earlier in spring when the dogwoods were in bloom here.  These were taken the night after my mom passed away.  I went for a walk around the block and the sunset was so pretty so I snapped a couple of shots of the white dogwoods with the sunset in the background.

3.  Also from earlier in the spring a lovely Norther Flicker Woodpecker visited our driveway to eat ants.

4. This rose bush use to be in my flower bed but it had problems and wasn't blooming very well so I was going to dig it up and throw it away.  A lady renting the house next door at the time wanted to plant it on her side of the fence.  Wouldn't you know it the darn thing took off and blooms like crazy now.  Thank goodness I still get to enjoy it.

5.  Remember last weeks Pelican shot (Yakety Yak) - Well here are some more of a group of 2 Pelicans that I spotted another day in June. - Be sure to click on them to enlarge.

Lastly a bloom and a butterfly (for you mom).

For your musical selection I leave you with this Eagles song which I think should be played over loud speakers every day, every where.

Have a great weekend.  


  1. Such pretty photos, Ida. The dogwoodis lovely. How funny about the rosebush. One just never knows what makes plants happy!

  2. ...I must say that I don't see ducks on fences much and to sit there with that young so close is amazing.
    ...your second dogwood shots is great. I have a few dogwoods, but catching the sunset through them won't work. would be nice to have something to eat ants here! don't take it personal.
    ...I like you aerial acrobats.
    ...the flower and butterfly sure are color coordinated.'s hard to go wrong with the Eagles.
    Thanks Ida for joining the party. Every Sunday at 3:30PM Eastern I have a playlist that you may enjoy.

  3. Great photos! We have ducks here and we've never seen them fence sit...that must be Daffy Duck!

  4. Lots of love flowers and wildlife. That duck was looking out for a treat. They are like that.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

  5. I really liked the Eagles! You have captured so many lovely things. My favorite is the butterfly on the flower. And your header is gorgeous! Dogwoods at sunset, what could be better?

  6. The rose bush sounds like something that would happen to me. Things always grow better for other people :)

  7. Such beauty in your neighborhood!

  8. It is encouraging to see interaction between young people and nature, however brief it may be, and perhaps that lone Mallard will arouse the girl's curiosity and make her want to know more. Welcome back to blogging, and thanks for stopping by my blog. It is a pleasure to know you.

  9. The video won't play it says it's blocked from playing in this country. I love that cone flower and the Butterfly it's just absolutely awesome! And my favorite photo is the second of the Dogwood in front of the sunset. I know that was a comfort to you as you walked around the neighborhood.

  10. Hi Ida, loved seeing your photo's!

  11. Im very glad to see you back. I hope you're doing good, losing my Mom was devastating and I still miss her so so so badly every single day. Loved the pretty pictures. Wow that rosebush is pretty!!

  12. Oh, wow...I thought at first that the dogwood photos could not be beat by any other...but gee, they were all wonderful. But of course my favorite are the pelicans. Just seeing one makes me smile...I am not sure why. Laughing about what you said about the Eagles song...I so agree with you.

  13. Ida - fabulous dogwood photos with the sunset in the background! And your sense of humor about the rose bush is spot on - see the positive, not the loss! Enjoy the rest of your week! (And I loved the Eagles music video.)

  14. Beautiful dogwood pictures! And I love the little girl and the duck!

  15. Yes, there's the little butterfly! I love the picture of the girl and the duck and the dogwood is lovely.

  16. you selected some really beautiful images today ida, the dogwood blooms are gorgeous!! that duck looked to be very tame, it probably thought the girl was going to feed it!!!

    it is nice to see you back blogging, the picture for mom is exquisite!!

    just a small fyi...the video did not work for me!!


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