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4 years ago
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I think it is time to start a new thread. Here is the link to the previous. http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1680304 I have been so disappointed in not being able to post pics that I just sort of forgot this thread! I'm sorry. Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar,
Are you posting from your care2 album? or trying to? Are you copy and pasting, and it is not working?

Penny, when you get the link to the youtube video, do this. video:link Then click basic editor or advanced. I don't even see basic editor. Where I typed in link, is suppose to be the link you are going to use.

4 years ago

Donna I have tried and tried. I can copy from my album and paste them in my emails, but not on Cat Lover's postings. I will try again tomorrow. I really miss that feature.

Sugar

4 years ago

Penny, the video is adorable. and funny too....

4 years ago

Sugar and Donna, I can't post pictures either. The copy/paste feature just doesn't work for me in any of my groups. I've missed this thread but haven't even seen any wildlife to talk about. How about y'all?

 

Penny, the video is adorable. It certainly made me laugh!

 

4 years ago

i have a really neat picture of a spider i got a picture of this past summer, i can upload it to my album but i cant post it here. i am at a loss how to post pics now

ohia flowers
4 years ago

Ohia flowers

I wanted to see if I would be able to post any pictures here. This is from my Care2 album and seems to have worked. These are Ohia flowers from a native Hawaiian tree here. It is used a lot in lei making and adornments on hula dancers as well.

4 years ago

BEAUTIFUL flowers!  Thanks for sharing them with us, Sally! 

4 years ago

Beautiful flowers Sally! I had a friend who vacationed in Hawaii and the pictures she took of flowers and follaige were gorgeous. Are you familar with a fantastic waterfall which if my memory serves me right was used for weddings? This was many years ago that she showed me these pictures. Like back in the late 60s.

Well I guess we, who can't post, will have to describe our wildlife and and scenes. I am not going to change any thing on my computer to help post. I would just make other problems.

I also am going to my album right now and try again.

Sugar

4 years ago

Penny, thanks for the video, It was so cute and funny. I laughed a lot.

4 years ago

oooh look it finally let me do it...im happy....

4 years ago

penny great video. they were so cute.

4 years ago

Glad you enjoyed it Donna,Darla,Michela & Sandi.

Lovely flowers Sally.I would love to go to Hawaii,my daughters been & she loved it there.

4 years ago

Deer in the Backyard

When I tried to post this picture in October, Care2 wouldn't allow me to post pictures anywhere...anyhow.  I kept trying though and eventually my rights were restored.  Every once in awhile I get a blip and can't post anything, not even messages...very strange!

Anyway, my neighbour has a beautiful apple tree on the front of her property but she never sprays it or harvests the apples...she is pretty old.  She lets me gather all the apples on her lawn and I leave them at the back of the property for the deer.  I just have to keep all my friends away who think hunting season includes my property...it doesn't!! 

4 years ago

Oh shoot! I still can't post pics! I was going to post my latest spider web for your spider, but it won't work. Great Spider and I love your deer. This morning the twins showed up without their mother. I hope she is just with the buck and nothing has happened to her. Keep posting,

Sugar

4 years ago

nature pics

I came across this snake on my morning walk with missy in the summer but couldnt post it or anything for that matter

4 years ago

Shell, if you couldn't post the snake pic, then how did it get there/ By the way, you can click on one of your photos to enlarge it before copying it. My hairs are on end looking at that snake.  
 
I just copied the direct link from my photobucket, and I didn't know how to post it, so maybe I better look into it.

4 years ago

WOW, I never saw a spieder like that. He or she is wild looking. It doesn't look like a spider. It is suppose to have 8 legs.

4 years ago

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Cute baby. I had a cat named Spooky, and then he got called Pooky, and after Pooky came Pukka  Pooka....

4 years ago

thats exactly what his name was shortened up to, POOKA. the spider is a garden spider i looked it up on the interent just by its color. And i never was able to post pics for quite a long time or reply to any msgs i got on here either but i just tried today and it finally let me do it again. I know i sqaid i couldnt do it but i tried again a different way and it let me...I just cant get my pics of princess the calico kitten uploaded at all. I was wondering how i got 1 pic big and the rest uploaded small....leave it to me and i didnt even know how i got the other 1 big...lol  i feel special i finally know how to make the pics big thanks Donna

4 years ago

I like that Pooka. Pooka is so sweet looking. All I did was click on your photo to enlarge it, and THEN I copied it before pasting.

 

Night night !

4 years ago

Thanks for the comments on the Ohia flowers. Here is a picture of waterfalls taken on the island of Maui somewhere.  Shell B. that garden spider picture you shared here, we have those here as well and they get pretty big. I don't like spiders and they creep me out no matter how nice looking they may be. Was that snake poisonous? Glad Hawaii doesn't have any and can't have snakes. Angie, I so love the deer pic. I wish we could have them right in our back yard to watch, so wonderful it must be. Shell~ is that cat, Pooka, your kitty? So cute.

Sugar~ Hawaii has many waterfalls and the other islands has as well. So it all depends on which island you may be thinking of. The popular ones for this island on this side of the island is Akaka falls and Rainbow falls. The most popular one would be Akaka. To me all the waterfalls here are beautiful to see.

4 years ago

yep Pooka is my baby, he's about 1 1/2 yr old, my kids found him in my back yard last august 24th. He was skinny, muscles were gone, eye infection. I doctored him for months. Have you ever had that special connection with 1 certain cat, u love them all but theres 1 special, well thats him for me.

Sally: That waterfall is georgous, i could sit and watch that for hrs. The spider i was walking the dog back to the house bypassing the back of the garage and there was about 4 of them. I had never seen them before last summer, they were so unique looking i had to get a pic of them. The snake i have no idea if it was poisonous, again walking the dog 1 morning and she started to growl at something on the ground so when i looked, it was him or her. He was odd looking so i had to pic him too.

I have a good pic of a humming bird at the feeder this past summer i want to upload but it wont go....

4 years ago

Sally, beautiful flowers and I just love that waterfall it looks fabulous. I wish I could be next to it.

Shell, Pooka is lovely.

4 years ago

Wow, we've been busy here!

 

Sugar, like you I cannot post pictures so I just come to see everyone else's. Also, like kyou I'm not changing anything on my computer to maybe be able to do so. I'm afraid of the problems it might cause and Ray would have a fit if I did something like that. He's got our computer set up just the way he likes it.

 

Shell, the spider picture is extraordinary. I don't think I'd like having one like that living near my house. As for the snake, which is also a great picture, you're pretty brave for taking a picture when not knowing if its posionous or not. And your cat, Pooka, is a beautiful cat. I have that kind of special connection with my cat Osiris. He's also a black beauty {he was Mr October} and he's 12 years old. I rescued him when he was about 3 weeks old. He nursed on my mama cat at the time who had a litter of her own about the same age. She adopted Osiris and his littermates {a total of 4} with no problem. That was when I told my mom about "new math" b'cuz Pepper had had 5 kittens she lost one then she adopted 4 so I had 5 minus 1 equals 8!!!!

 

Sally, the Ohia flowers are beautiful and the waterfall is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

 

Betty, Michela, Sandi, Donna,  and Penny, great to see y'all here.

 

 

4 years ago

Well I still can't post pictures and I am like Darla, I am not going to mess up my computer. We have spiders here like yours Shell. I like spiders and am so careful not to mess up their webs when possible.

Pooka looks like he would be as real lover. I can almost feel his little face rubbing on mine.

The waterfall is fabulous. But Sally, where does the water come from? Is it fresh water or salty water?

I will try to keep posting pics, but I won't hold my breath,

Sugar

4 years ago

Oh good grief, it seems like I lost 2 posts here in the last few minutes. I am not going to try again. I will check back at another time.

Sugar

4 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vJRDpTUIrJI&vq=medium

This is about bears,hope you will enjoy it

4 years ago

Oh Wow Shell!! What a beautiful butterfly, what kind is it? And that praymantis. I was just thinking today when walking my dog out back, what happened to all the praymantis we had. Wishing I could see one and then you post one up. Thanks.

Sugar ~ the waterfalls are fresh water. Comes down from the mountains when it is raining up there. They are awesome to look at. You should see when we really have it storming here, waterfalls are really coming down and so many.

4 years ago

Penny, loved the bear video! The baby bears were soooo cute.

 

Shell, thanks for the pictures of the butterfly and the praying mantis. They are awesome pictures.

 

Sally, great to see you here. Thanks for telling us about the waterfalls.

4 years ago

We have lots of mantids in Virgina too! In the spring I usually see thousands of tiny hatchlings on my plants. By autumn there are only a few large ones left. The ladies make egg cases on my patio plants for the next spring.

4 years ago

Hey guys, thought I'd share with you this interesting spider. Called a Sapphire Ornamental Tree spider. No, it is not here in Hawaii, don't know exactly where but someone had a pic of this on FB and wanted to share this.

4 years ago

Oh forgot to tell Shell that my baby kitty is black like yours and she is a rescue kitty as well. Rescued off the streets from kids being mean to her when she was just a tiny kitten. She is all love and affectionate now.

4 years ago

WOW, you guys posted some fantastic photos. That spider doesn't look real. I never saw anything like that. Are you sure it wasn't made out of jewels?

4 years ago

Yep, Donna, it is real but never have seen one with colors like that. Maybe if we google search it to find out more about it. i think I'll do that.

4 years ago

Wikipedia says it is a tarantula. eeks

4 years ago

Here is more info;

Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula. It reflects brilliant metallic blue color. This whole genus of arboreal tarantulas exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The spider's natural habitat is primarily Southeastern India and Sri Lanka. P. metallica was first discovered in a town in central southern India called Gooty. Hence, its common name is Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider, or simply Gooty Sapphire, or Gooty Tarantula, Metallic Tarantula, Peacock Parachute Spider, Peacock Tarantula, or Salepurgu.

They say that this tarantula is desired by tarantula enthusiast in the U.S. and they will pay up to $500 for this spider. That is crazy.

4 years ago

It is a beautiful spider!  Thanks for calling our attention to it, Sally! 

 

The Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider Poecilotheria metallica, a striking arboreal spider from India, and is creating quite a stir. An adult Gooty Sapphire tarantula has an incredible metallic blue colorations on its carapace, abdomen, and legs. Juveniles have a somewhat lavender hue color, but as it grows the lavender fades and is replaced by the beautiful hues of blue. The males are even more intensely colored blue tarantulas than the females.

4 years ago

Hi There!

 

I never come here in that I feel inadequate not owning a camera to take photos to post but enjoy seeing what you share. And I love that you are sharing information as this. Maybe you'll let me stop by from time to time.  All the pics are great. Wow! That blue spider is unbelievable, Sally! Betty, thanks for such detailed information all about it. So interesting. Karen, I love that you said 'the ladies'. Shell, your butterfly and praying mantis (?) are beautiful. And Donna, what a sweet kitty that is. Angie, I love deer and your photo is wonderful, too. Where I live there are many deer and it is sad to see how all the roads and urban spread is taking away their land. Sometimes they are right on the side of the road and I fear they will get hit.  Penny, thanks for the link to the bears video. Maybe I could do the same sometime with a nature video which I am all wild about - no pun intended! Sugar, I know how annoying losing posts is and if you know how to post photos and are having trouble I am sure that Care2 is just acting up again.

 

Will return soon and thanks ~ Deborah B.  (My kitty 'Corky')

4 years ago

deborah: the kitty donna posted is my kitty, i just posted it here small and didnt know how to make it bigger. So she made it bigger and posted it for me. The pray mantis was just 1 of about 20 we took out of the bushes as we were trimming them this past summer. The bushes were loaded with em.

Sally: that spider is very unique and beautiful, and if i had my choice i'd have a house full of black kittys. I just love em.

4 years ago

Hi everyone! It's great that we're so busy here. Sally, the blue tarantula is fascinating and very beautiful! Shell, how cool that there were so many praying mantis. I agree that black kitties are awesome creatures!

4 years ago

Oh my gosh, what a great looking spider!!  Tarantula or not, he is one handsome devil

 

Deborah~we all come to this site to look at the pictures.  We've all tried to post pictures with varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, alot of people can't seem to get their pictures on Care2 these days. I think that makes it even more important for those of us that can post pictures to do so.  They bring so much joy!  Please.....enjoy

 

It looks a bit like summer around here with all the insects.  I suppose I will keep to the theme and try to post a picture of my favorite moth....the luna moth.  I don't see them very often but when I do I am amazed. It's been several years since I've seen one now.They are the size of a small bird and you only see them really late at night. 

 

Luna-moth

4 years ago

I am impressed with all the photos!!!! That gorgeous blue spider! I do like spiders, but not to hold. Is he one that can be 'tamed'? The moths and the mantis are great pictures. You guys are doing a great job. Hey let me know when you need a new thread started! Deborah at least you and I can enjoy the pictures even if we can't post pics. Give Corky a head butt!

Sugar

4 years ago

Wow Angie that is a beautiful luna moth!  Wish we had them here. We do have a large moth, size of a sparrow bird that flies around here from time to time. But that one is hard to catch a picture of, never stays in one place for very long and by the time you run to get a camera, it is gone. Sugar I would assume that they probably can tame this taruntlua. They say collectors of them will pay up to $500 and over for one. It is a pretty looking spider but don't think I could ever have the nerve to hold one. Just thinking about it gives me the creeps.

4 years ago

Angie, what a beautiful luna moth! You're right that we all come to look at the pictures. I'm one of those ones who can't post but I love to see everyone else's photos. Right now we have a small moth or butterfly loose in our home. Don't know how it got in here but it's been in here a couple days and the cats go nuts evrytime they see it. This morning {early ~ around 6:30 or so} Kona was chasing it and knocked picture frames askew on the living room walls, even knocking one off the wall altogether. In the kitchen he pulled stuff off a little shelf where I have decorative items including a wine bottle shaped like a cat.

 

Sugar, people do keep tarantulas as pets so I'm guesing the same can be said of the blue one above. I can't imagine paying up to $500 for a spider though.

 

Sally, how cool that you have such a large moth! Too bad you can't get a picture of it. Maybe you can find out the name of it and we can look it up on-line. I'm with you and Sugar, I'd admire the tarantula {or any spider for that matter} from afar, I wouldn't hold it.

4 years ago

Did you say $500? I never noticed that! I was so engrossed in the pic I guess. Darla I am still trying to post. I had a cute picture in my email and said, well I will try that.,,.,,and only the writing pasted. I canceled it. Without the pic, the writing didn't mean much. Oh well, I will just keep looking and saying hello now and then,
Sugar

black witch moth
4 years ago

This is the large moth that we have flying around here in Hawaii. It is called the Black Witch moth and measures 5" in length. Looked this one up on google so the pic is not mine. Wish I culd take a pic of it but they never stay in one place for very long.

4 years ago

Sugar, yes Sally said that collectors pay up to $500 and over them! I just can't imagine paying that much for a spider.

 

Sally, the Black Witch Moth is really something and very pretty. The markings on it are quite spectacular. Wow, 5 inches, that is big!!!!

4 years ago

blue lady bug

I took a picture of this tiny metallic blue lady bug on the citrus tree here. You can't really see the blue well, but it is a nice shiny blue.

4 years ago

Cute little bug, Sally. Thanks for sharing.

4 years ago

Wow Sally...a blue ladybug?  That is so cool.  All our ladybugs are either the normal red and black colours or in the last decade or so, I've noticed ladybugs that are more yellowish-orange with black dots.  I've learned since that these are Asian ladybugs and they were introduced to North America to fight aphids and other little bugs that eat plants.  These asian ladybugs bite, which really freaked me out the first time it happened.  The last thing I've ever thought I'd be bitten by was a cute little ladybug

4 years ago

Wow Sally, I never imagined there was a blue ladybug. I like ladybugs but they will nip you, it just smarts for a second. It seems that a new kind of bug has moved in. I just don't know where they all come from. This bug that 'bugged' me this fall is kind of like an elongated lady bug. It is more flat than a lady bug, and blackish with white and maybe even a red spot. You know, out of sight, out of mind. I should have taken a picture. This is the first time I ever saw one. Any one else have a new bug? It hung aroound the doors and windows and seemed to want in and a few of them made it, just like the ladybug invasion in the recent past. A lot of ladybugs made it in and I found them even behind pictures.

Well, keep posting your pictures and like me trying to describe what I saw. Describing is not near as nice as seeing, Oh well, that's the way it is!

Hey Donna, has Care2 ever explained why so many people can't paste pictures any more? This new format isn't worth losing that ability,

Sugar

4 years ago

I never heard of a ladybug that will bite, that is new to me. I shall have to look that one up. I know when I lived with my grandma, she had in her garden the red ladybug with the black spots, the usual one you would see. I don't see those here where I live, just the blue ones. But oh, we do have these bugs we call stink bugs. Maybe some here knows what I am talking about. They are green and flat looking but if you touch them, they start giving off this stink odor. Hey Sugar, if you ever see that bug you described again, get your camera to take a picture of it and post. Sure would like to see it.

Asian ladybug?
4 years ago

    Okay, not sure if this is one of the ladybugs you are talking about that bites. But this Asian ladybug is considered an invasive species and I think it does bite.

4 years ago

Sally, that's probably the one we just started getting a few years ago that bites! If I see one I will get my camera out and take a picture. She looks familar! I can only put the picture in my album, I can't post it.

We have stink bugs here and they do stink! It seems like we have had them forever. I seem to remember them from childhood.

I think I need a nap! I am so sleepy and I remember all the years I worked how I would want a nap and couldn't have one and I promised myself when I was retired, I would take a nap when ever I wanted it!!!! So just like, Mouse, it's nap time!!!!!

Sugar

4 years ago

We get the regular ladybugs that don't bite here. Don't think I've ever had one that bites nor have I seen that Asian ladybug. I have seen the stinkbugs and I'm very carfeul around them. lol Thanks, Sally, for posting the picture of the Asian ladybug.



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4 years ago

Yes that's an Asian ladybug Sally.  I believe they are an invasive species although they were introduced here with a purpose.  I was bit by a few of them before I realized that it was actually a ladybug doing the biting.  Here is a picture of our boxing day snowfall for all my friends living in non-snowy places!!  We only got about 5 inches......they were calling for a whole lot more. 

 

Boxing day snowfall

4 years ago

Angie, the snow is beautiful but how can you say "only" 5 inches? Seems like alot to me. If we had 5 inches of snow everything would be shut down!

4 years ago

Yep, Angie, I'm one of those people who don't have snow all around like you do over there. If we do get snow, it is on the mountain tops only and not all the time. So thank you for sharing that pic. Can't believe that it is four inches, looks like more. How cold is it?

Hi Donna, Thank you for that pic. I remember seeing it as someone sent me this in an email. Kind of remembered it as a video as well, not sure. But the kitty and the deer are pals and the deer would come by often to visit the cat. So cool.

Lava drippings in cave, solidified
4 years ago

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4 years ago

What a cool picture Sally! We have lots of caves here in Virginia but ours are filled with stalagtites, stalagmites and crystal formations.

4 years ago

Awesome picture Sally, I wish I could go exploring in there.

4 years ago

Awesome picture, Sally, thanks for sharing.

 

Donna, love the picture of the cat and deer!

 

Good to see everyone else here.

4 years ago

If you ever come to Hawaii, do go to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. They have a lava tube you can go through and explore. This cave with the lava drippings was taken by my husband in another cave he found in another part of the island. We have a lot of lava tubes/caves around here. Really neat to explore. Some can go for miles. Hey Karen G., would love to visit those caves with the stalagmites, stalagtites and the crystal formations. Now if I can remember which is up and which is down on those stalagtites and mites.LOL.

4 years ago

Sally, my late father gave me the best explanation of those cave formations. he said "stalagtites have to be tight to the ceiling while the stalagmites might stand up on the floor." There are 4 major caverns in my area of the Shenandoah Valley that are open to the public. The entire area is limestone and so is riddled with caves. Lots of amateur spelunking! There is a theory that all of these caves might be connected! Very interesting.

4 years ago

We have a cave system about 30-45 north of us that is open to th epublic. However, I now walk with a walker so going there is not an option for me. Did go to another cave system with my parents when I was a teenage. I got in trouble b'cuz I kept us in the very back of the group and wanted to explore the parts that weren't open to the public !

 

Sally, how cool that your husband got such a great picture. Does he explore alot of caves?

 

Karen, what a great way to remember the difference between stalagtites and stalagmites!

4 years ago

Karen thank you that great tip in remember which is which when it comes to stalactites and stalagmites. Sounds like you got some nice caverns to explore there.

Darla~ I think I would be one of those who would want to explore those sections of the caves that is not available to the public. My husband just came across this one when hiking. We like to explore caves if it is accessible. There is a cave we explored once that went pretty deep in. It was so pitch black that it even swallowed up the lights from the flashlights. But we do have to be careful and respect what is in there. We found what possibly may have been a Hawaiian burial place. Rocks were piled up neatly at one entrance to bar anyone from going in there. Then just having this eerie feeling in there. My husband and his brother took a picture in there once. With his brother standing next to the piled up rocks and in that photo you could see a pair of red eyes next to his brother. Go figure that one out. After knowing that, I don't want to go back in that cave ever again.

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