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Wildlife and Scenery January 11, 2013
4 years ago

Hi guys, time for starting a new thread and here is the link to the old....http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1704813

 

I might be able to paste pics again!!!!  I will know soon.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Another of my favorite things.  A spider web!  This was taken at night when it was raining.  The porch light made it stand out so neat!

 

Spider Web in Rain

 

Sugar

4 years ago
4 years ago

Lovely pictures, Sugar and Sandi. Sugar, the spider web is so intricate and I love the way it shows up in the light. Do you know what kind of spider it belongs to? Sandi, the bird is cute. It looks like one of our finches.

4 years ago

Great picture of the Spider web Sugar. I tried to take a picture of a spider web with rain drops on it and it is hard to make it come out right.

Sandi, I like the cute finch graphic. It is a finch right?

4 years ago

I love the spider web Sugar!!  How long have you been holding onto that picture waiting to post it??  I haven't seen a spider web with rain drops on it for many months now.

Anyway, I ran across this picture the other day and I had to share it.  With the year of the Snake coming up, celebrations are happening all around the world.  Here ..... a man is seen wrapped with pythons, some which include the Albino Burmese Python, as part of a show celebrating the coming Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar, while spectators look on, in Malabon city, north of Manila December 28, 2012.

 

Year of the Snake 

I like snakes but I don't know if I could handle being squeezed all over.....YIKES!!

4 years ago

Oh my goodness Angie!  I would die as soon as the first one got on me.  Oh, my!  I don't want pet snakes, but if you remember my Northern Water Snake, Sarah that got into trouble and needed rescuing, I arranged to get her saved and put back into the creek, waaaaay down stream.  Boas and pythons worry me when people let them loose or they escape.  They are dangerous.  Even when kept as 'pets' some cruel, mean people will trap our pets to feed them.  I know they do.

 

I have some more pictures in my camera that I haven't downloaded.  I don't remember what they are, if even interesting.  Now that I can post whenever I see something interesting I will grab it.  I don't know what spider made the web.  That's another thing for the future.  Studying the different webs of different spiders.  I did read some where that spiders in upper space didn't do too good a job on their webs.  I found that interesting.  It was some time ago that I read it.  The tiny blobs are rain drops.  It was raining still when I took the picture.  Sandi, your finch (purple finch, I think) is a gorgeous picture. 

 

Gotta go guys, daylight is burning, work to be done.

 

Sugar

 

 

4 years ago

Wow, Angie, that's some picture. I don't mind snakes either but I couldn't handle that. At least one of those snakes is HUGE! Speaking of snakes I once rescued a Texas Rat Snake as a hatchling and we kept her as a pet naming her Rose. Ray fed her b'cuz I couldn't handle giving the pinkies to her. She died of natural causes at almost 4 years old.

 

Sugar, you'll have to download the pictures on your camera. And you can always take more pictures now that you know you can post them.

4 years ago

Oh no, I am going to have nighmares tonight..... I once saw a garter snake on my porch, and I came in the house screaming.... There was a song out in the 70's  called I don't like spiders and snakes.

4 years ago

For heaven's sakes or snakes in this case. I am so glad that Hawaii doesn't have any snakes like that. I only know of one, the Hawaiian snake that is the size of an earthworm, black and sleek looking. I found a pic of it and shall post it. It is quite harmless and doesn't bite.

4 years ago

The little snakerealy does look like an earthworm. I looked it up and it is an IMPORTED species not native to Hawaii! But the good thing about it is that it eats termites! Good for you little snake.

4 years ago

EWWWWWWW   I think if it had some arms it might look better..   I never liked any of these things until the Gecko came on TV and now I am a little bit ok with them, but not the snakes, or the worms.....

 

Oh the horrors... That yellow snake up there has food in it's belly.

4 years ago

Donna, if I was ever going to have a snakethat size on me I would want it to have just eaten so it wouldn't decide to eat ME!!

4 years ago

Hey, that little Gecko is cute, isn't he.  I love his commercials and the Aflac duck.  Did you hear he was in the hospital with a broken leg and beak but because he has Aflac he will be okay financially since he can't work for a little while.  I thought that was a cute commercial too. 

 

Soon I will check my camera and see what I have.  Yesterday I moved the frig and stove to clean under and around them.  I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of hair, dust etc. under the frig.  I knew the stove would not be bad.  I move it 3 or 4 times a year.  Any way with house cleaning and walking and talking on the phone I didn't take the time.

 

Thanks for the pic of the itty bitty snake.  I saw a baby snake one time on a walk and you know what, if they would stay that size I guess I could enjoy them.  When they get big enough to eat a mouse, I don't really want to be around them.  Not that I would hurt them.

 

Sugar

 

 

 

 

4 years ago

Donna, I remember that song!

 

Sally, thanks for the picture of the itty bitty snake, it certainly does look like an earthworm.

 

Sugar, yes, the Geiko gecko sure is cute. We have friends who have 2 of that type of gecko. I believe he's called a day gecko but I could be remembering wrong. Awwww, the poor Aflac duck.

 

Karen, great to see you here.

 

4 years ago
4 years ago

Hi Sandi, is that a Osprey? Great picture.

4 years ago

Great picture, Sandi!

4 years ago

sally I don't know what it is I just found it.

4 years ago

Cool pictures!!  What a cute little snake Sally....it looks smaller than the wigglers who end up on the end of my fishing line every year.  I like snakes and I've been bitten a few times when I was a kid, acting like the tough kid who wasn't scared of the snake.  LOL

 

I think that's an Osprey Sandi.....I love to watch them fish!

4 years ago

http://www.pacificrimconservation.com/images/Image%20Menu/Hawaiian-Forest-Apapane%20on%20mamane%208742_edit1.jpg This is one of our Hawaiian native birds here, the 'Apapane. It lives at the higher elevations in the mountains forest. But lately with our temps here dropping to very chilly mornings, I have been hearing them singing around here at our lower elevation. So it must be really cold up in the mountains in the mornings.



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4 years ago

Wow, that's a beautiful bird, Sally! 

4 years ago

Such a beautiful bird Sally!!  The tree branches in Hawaii must be very colorful with the many gorgeous birds you have over there.  We have a few colorful ones here in Canada but not many that I see flitting around my windows in the morning.  It must be wonderous

4 years ago

Truly a beautiful bird, Sally. Thanks so much for sharing.

4 years ago

Thanks everyone. They are pretty hard to see in the trees as they never stay in one place for very long. So by the time I get the binoculars out they move to a different tree. There is another bird similar to this one called the I'iwi, red like this one but with a curved beak. I will look for a pic later. Some do feed on the nectar of the flowers but most are after the insects.

4 years ago

That is a very beautiful bird Sally. So glad you shared it with us.

4 years ago

First Snow winter 2012/2013

 

Snow 2.JPG

Snow Trees.JPG

 

 

It was just a few minutes after dawn when I took these pictures.  It was so pretty.  Especially the trees.

 

 

4 years ago

My Christmas poinsetta.....

 

Poinsetta 2.JPG

 

This was the first year I bought a poinsetta for Christmas in a long time.  I felt a need to brighten up the house with a little red.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

I love the snow scene. it is pretty when you don't have to shovel or drive.  I  always heard the poinsetta was poisonous to cats so I stay clear of them, but I have heard people say that it is not true, so I don't know.....

 

I like the Osprey pic too. I don't know for sure what the bird is either.

4 years ago

Sugar~~your outdoor snow scenes look suspiciously familiar.    I love the way the world looks after a good snowfall, when all the snow is sticking to the branches and everything looks crisp and undisturbed.  Winter is very beautiful from this side of the windows.  Your pointsetta still looks very lovely!!  I have often thought about trying to keep one over the summer and trying to get it to rebloom the next Christmas.  I've never accomplished it however.  I did have one for a few years but it was big and green.  I read that you have to put them in complete darkness for them to bloom but I also read that about Christmas Cactus' and all of mine bloom whenever I want them to.  I've found that if I stress them out a bit by letting their soil dry right out, no matter what time of year, they will bloom. 

4 years ago

Sugar, I love the snow scene pictures, they are beautiful. I love the look when the snow sticks to the branches. I have never had a pointsetta but I bought my grandmother a beautiful big pink one for Christmas, they are gorgeous.

Angie, I have a Christmas Cactus in my office at work and I really like it, it blooms a lot just like yours.

I don't have any plants at home, because my 2 males always try to eat them and don't want to poison anyone by mistake, especially Teddy since he is 18 and has a low immune system from the FIV. My young male Alan really likes greens so I get cat grass for them but when I don't have cat grass he likes to eat lettuce. If he sees me get lettuce out of the fridge to cut up to feed my tortoises he comes running and stares up at me until I give him some. None of the girls seem interested in anything green  .

4 years ago

Good morning Michela, Donna and Angie.  It was snowing really big flakes as you can tell by the pics.  The big white dots are snowflakes, not a dirty camera lens.  I absolutely love the first snowfall of the winter before it gets all messed up.  I think I am going to try and keep this poinsetta over the summer and see what happens next fall.  I figure that experts are always working on improving their plants, and maybe they have it fixed so that it might bloom again.  I also have a fairly large Christmas Cactus which blooms frequently throughout the year.  I have 3 different colors in the same pot.  The reddish, the salmon and white.  It is really pretty in full bloom.

 

I would be taking more pics but without the snow cover everything is drab outside.  I could take more pics of the deer but I have so many already unless a special buck comes around with a spectacular rack I probably won't.  With the next snowfall which is due tonight/tomorrow I might take more pics of birds.  In the meantime keep your cameras at the ready!!!!

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Lovely snow pics Sugar! We had our second snow but it was only about 2 inches. It was enough to be pretty but not enough to interfere with driving. It's still too cold for me. It's up to 23 degrees. I'm waiting for next week when it's supposed to be in the 40s and 50s!!! That's more like it.

4 years ago

Hi Karen.  Thanks.  We are due one to two inches tomorrow starting around 8 or 9.  After the rush hour thankfully. It's too cold here too.  The last time I looked it was already 18.  I am looking forward to next week also.  It can't get here any too soon.

 

Well, I'm gonna get ready for bed.  It's a little early but I am ready!

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar, all that snow out there looks beautiful. Wouldn't mind experiencing it for just a bit to see what it is like to play in the snow. As for poinsettas, I love the colors they have but yes, it is poisonous. So be careful with your kitties around. When a branch or leaf is broken it will leak that milky white stuff out. A neighbor next to my grandmother years ago had a whole row of those planted out front. So you can imagine the brilliant blooms of red. Tourist would even stop and take a picture of them.

4 years ago

Oh, I bet it was beautiful Sally!  If I had been there to see the row with a camera I would have taken a picture too.  The red poinsettas are my favorite.  It is such a lovely, brilliant red.  I have already moved it to the dining room table and no one gets up there because there is never any food there.  The kitchen table would be a disaster.  Three kitties check that table out all the time.  The three that can still jump from chair to table.

 

Donna I think you  have another day at least of really cold weather with possible snow and then a little warmer with some rain/sleet.  Be ready.  I'll keep you posted.  I am just like a weatherlady!  How's Sugar?  Kenny has had his amoxi already this morning.  His eye looks much, much better and he's sneezing less.  Here's hoping I don't have to take him to the vet until February.  Rosie also got her pills.  I tried to hide them in food this morning, but it didn't work today.  So we did it the hard way, but it's done.  Keep warm, and tell Jimmy to keep that heater going!

 

I have to leave soon, so hopefully I will find time later to get back on.  Good morning to everyone for now.

 

Sugar 

4 years ago

Oh good grief!!!  In the above post I thought I was in the Chit Chat!!!  I am going to copy the message to Donna and repost it there.  Can you believe that?

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar, the snow scenes are beautiful and your poinsettia is just gorgeous. I had one year before last but when I tried keeping it, it died. I was so upset. My neighbor/friend has a beautiful one on her porch that she's had for a few years.

 

Michela, my cat, Scamp, eats the fresh greens I give BabyFace, my bearded dragon. I  once grew some cat grass for our cats but it made a mess. I keep meaning to ge some that they sell already grown  but always forget or finances don't allow for it when I do remember.SAlly, I can imagine the row of poinsettieas. I'll bet it was a beautiful sight.

 

Everyone else, great to see you here.

 

4 years ago

You know Darla, I really miss my Lizzy.  She was a very nice bearded dragon.  We had a large home for her and we grew our own crickets there.  I had a large wooden box outside for her that I would put her in during hot weather.  The sides were all wood, but I always put the box in a spot where the sun could hit part of the bottom so she could sun bathe or get in the shade if she got too warm.  I had a carry container for her and once in a while I would take her out to visit friends.  It's amazing how great a pet they are.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar, yes, dragons are wonderful pets. BabyFace was my first reptile but I wouldn't give him up for anything. I'm so sorry about your Lizzy. Sounds like you had a great set-up for her. BabyFace is in a large 40 gallon terrarium and I keep light on him about 12-14 hours a day. I do take BabyFace out once-in-awhile too especially when I have to clean his habitat {which I have to do today}.



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4 years ago

Darla & Sugar, wow, I wish I could get a bearded dragon as a pet here. But I don't think Hawaii will allow any new species like that here. The State is very strict on keeping Hawaii with its native animals and would be afraid to have illegal animals take over and ruin the balance of nature we have here. So I think that is why we can't have things like the lizards like that as pets. Not sure on the bearded dragons but if I ever heard of any here, I would've gotten one already. I know the pet stores sell chinchillas. go figure that one out.

4 years ago

I love living here.  For example how many homes can open their doors and see a great blue heron working the creek.  This happened yesterday when I got that dirty look from Little Joe.  he was kind of stalking the heron, he had visions of grandeur.  That bird would have flown off with him.  It did fly up the creek, wings flapping, a beautiful sight. 

 

This isn't the one that Little Joe was after.  I took this during the summer a couple of years ago.

 

Heron.jpg

 

I just wanted to let you see what they looked like.  There is no way Little Joe could have handled it.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sally, bearded dragons make great pets. BabyFace is 11.5 years old! If you ever find out you can get one you should do so. However, I do understand Hawaii's wanting to keep non-native animals out of Hawaii. That being said, why would they allow chinchillas to be sold as pets?

 

Sugar, your home sounds awesome. I can just see Little Joe giving you the evil-eye for messing up his plans! Like he seriously could've done anything with a heron ! As you  said, the heron could've flown off with him! Then what would he have done?!?!? Gorgeous picture! I'm sure watching such a beautiful bird made your morning.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Stunning pictures, thanks everyone for sharing. :o)

4 years ago

Love this thread & the great pictures!

Scary cats heading my way. LOL
4 years ago

cats in yard

Wild turkies
4 years ago

Wild Turkeys

Black vultures, very playful
4 years ago

Black Vultures

No, this is not Junior
4 years ago

My boy Junior

cornfield across the road
4 years ago

Corn field

dark clouds
4 years ago

Lots of clouds

Snow Feb 2010
4 years ago

Snow Feb 2010

Corn field and white skies
4 years ago

Corn field and white skies

The snow from 2012 was the worst
4 years ago

Vulture on dumpster eating

This was out my living room window
4 years ago

snow feb 2010

The red heads out my back door window
4 years ago

red headed Vultures Feb 2010

Someone drove by and took this picture
4 years ago

Driveway during snow blizzard of 2010

4 months later Willy walks next to the barn shed
4 years ago

Willie

Geezer stands up near fence - outside bottle baby
4 years ago

Geezer standing up against fence

resting vulture
4 years ago

Junior

Polish American string band
4 years ago

Polish American string band

4 years ago

Donna, awesome pictures. The deer is pretty and the cats are cool. Love the vultures. Was on the phone with my daughter and told her about them.

4 years ago

awesome pictures Donna, or those the vultures you feed? 

4 years ago

Yes, that is some of them. The black ones are friendly and playful. The red ones are timid and shy. There are usually only about 2 red heads that will attempt to eat with the black ones. They are Gunther and Mortimor.....

4 years ago

Great pictures Donna, I really love the vultures and the possum. I have a possum too and he is so cute. Are all those cats your ferals?

4 years ago

Actually none of them are feral cats. I have most in the house now, but these cats enjoyed playing in the yard. I now have 9 yard cats. They were inside at one time until they preferred to stay out. They have houses out there plus buildings.

4 years ago

Amazing pictures Donna,I love all the captionsThat sure was a lot of snow you got.All your cats look so healthy & cute.Only the best raw chicken for them

4 years ago

There are so many wonderful photos that Donna just posted that I hate to start a new thread, but I have too!

 

Sugar

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