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WILDLIFE AND SCENERY June 10, 2013
4 years ago

I hope it's the 10th!  I didn't check the calendar.  Don't forget to go back to Sally's fern.  Here's the link to the previous.

 

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1736182&saved=1

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar, thanks for the new thread. Yes, it's the 10th! So sorry about the injured bumble bee. Great picture! That's so sad. I was worried about the one bee I rescued that didn't fly off {it walked off instead} ~ I can only hope that it flew off later and just needed a really good drying off period.

 

Sally, sorry to hear about the microscopic beetle atacking the honey bees. Yes, I was very surprised when the moth flew off! I don't know about a magic touch {thanks for that!} but I was thrilled that it happened. Great picture of your fern.

 

4 years ago

I have so many pictures of my deer I said I wasn't going to take any more, but this morning I just couldn't resist.  First my favorite this year.  He was born last Spring.  I just call him Buck.

 

Young Buck 2013

 

Head shot of my baby,

 

My young buck

 

I think this is his sister.  I know he was raised with her and another who was orphaned and his mother accepted her as one of her own so she had triplets!

 

My young bucks sister

 

 

He has lots of personality. 

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar~ what wonderful shots of your deers there. I love seeing them and don't mind you posting more. I wish we had deers to come right in our back yard. Instead we have idiots here who bring over the deers (Axis deers) on their ranches to be hunted down. Yes, we do have deers here but not running wild.

4 years ago

Sugar I think your deer are lovely. I have a group of (related) does who live in my neighborhood. I call them The Ladies Club. The females and their female offspring all stay together, but they run the boys off once they reach a certain age. I love to watch them stand on their hind legs to reach apples and pears on my fruit trees.

4 years ago

Sugar, absolutely love Buck and his sister! They're so sweet. You can post all the deer pictures you want.

 

Sally, I absolutely hate it when people bring animals in just to hunt them! I just don't understand how they can do such a thing. Idiots indeed!

 

Karen, I loved hearing about your Ladies Club! How cool it must be to watch them get fruit off your trees ~ something I'd love to see! You'll have to get pictures for us if you can.

 

4 years ago

Oh my gosh Sugar.....your deer are so beautiful!! 

 

I had a little baby bear sitting on my lawn the other day.  I wanted to take his picture so badly but I figured if I went outside, his mama was bound to show up.  I watched him through the window for a couple of minutes and sure enough, his mom stuck her head out of the bushes and called him and he booked it back into the trees. 

 

I also have deer tracks all over my garden....luckily they didn't step on very many things.  The tracks in the garden are from a little deer and then on the edge is a set of large deer tracks.  It looks like the baby was frolicking in the garden and his mom came and gave him heck for it  LOL. 

 

Life is awesome isn't it?   Have a great weekend everyone!!

4 years ago

Angie, what an amazing experience that must've been! It is too bad you couldn't get a picture but is totally understandable as to why you didn't. So you have little deer tracks in the garden with big ones around it? How cool! I can just picture mama deer coming to get baby deer out of the garden!  Life is indeed awesome.

4 years ago

Angela~ That would've been something to take a picture of the bear but it is understandable if mama bear would be close by. Maybe you'll have to take the pic through the window instead. Aw, how cute you have a baby deer around. Hope they don't bother your garden too much.

4 years ago

I know this is wildlife and scenery photography but had to post a picture of my cat being so curious of the fishes in this jar that I turned into an aquarium. This is the first time she has ever seen fishes and was so curious. The fishes are just guppies.

Noss looking at fishes

4 years ago

Sally Noss is so gorgeous, even from the back view!  Mouse told me about Noss's jar of fishes and he thinks maybe I should get him some.  I will think about it.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sally, Noss is one gorgeous black kitty! Love your jar of fish!

 

Sugar, great to see you here.

 

4 years ago

Sally, did you buy the fish for your kitty to eat? I don't see a lid.

4 years ago

Angie, how exciting to have had a baby bear in your yard!  I get excited with any animal showing up in my yard.  I think I would not have went outside either though.  That could really be dangerous.

 

My Little Buck seems to be growing in leaps and bounds.  This morning I swear that he seems more majestic than when I took the picture just a couple of weeks ago or so.  His antlers are growing too.  He is going to be so handsome that he will be a target for someone.  I pray that he stays here with all the local does this coming rut. 

 

Going for a haircut everyone!

 

Later,

Sugar

4 years ago

Noss, you look like you are having fun, but don't knock the jar over then the fun will be over.

Sugar, your deer are beautiful but you are smart to keep some distance especially from the males with antlers. When I was very young my parents took me to Marineland ( a place I would never visit now) and they had an area with deer roaming around and you could feed them, well I guess one was hungry and I had my back turned to him and he head butted his antlers in my bum and I went flying. Now when I think about it it's funny but I guess I could have been hurt.

Angela, I am so jealous, I love bears and I bet that baby was so cute but it's good that you didn't go out with mama nearby. Hopefully the deer don't eat too much out of your garden.

4 years ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comment on my cat. I couldn't get a front view as the window was in front. The fish is sitting on this table and eventually she lost interest in them as they are just baby tiny guppies in there right now. They are from my pond out in my backyard. I figured I want to save some of the babies to raise in the jar away from getting eaten from the big fishes. Nope, no lid on it but Noss seems to be good about not sticking her paw in there. I hope.

Sugar, you might have to take another picture of your buck. Love to see how big those horns get.

Michela~ sorry to hear of your bad experience with the deer when you were young. I guess too close of a wild life experience.

I have one of those green day geckos living in my kitchen now. He moved  from the front window to my kitchen area now on the big bay window. I put out for it some water and fruit. It just loves to hang around indoors and doesn't mind. I'll post a pic of it here. I name him Mo short for the Hawaiian word Mo'o.

The green day gecko



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jun, 20:14
4 years ago

Sally, I love little lizards of any kind!  Your little Mo is so cute.  What a great picture of him.  I used to have little ones in my house too, but as I live in weather that can get very cold, I had a large aquarium for their home.  They got lots of attention as they were in the kitchen. 

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Oh Sally, I love your Mo, he is so cute. He seems to like being inside, that's funny. Has Noss seen him? if so what does she think? When I worked at the pet store we used to have those day geckos and everyone loved looking at them, we used to have all different coloured ones. The ones we had were of course captive bred, not from the wild. I hope he enjoys the fruit.

4 years ago

It's been a couple days since I've been here  as I was running very behind yesterday and could barely make the Book Club and Chit Chat threads. We've been busy here.

 

Donna, great to see you here.

 

Sugar, I'm sure he's growing fast. Yes, you'll have to get another picture of him so we can see how much he's grown. I'll bet he's growing into a very majestic buck. I also hope he sticks around where it's safe.

 

Michela, what an experience with that deer when you were a child. Yes, it''s kind of funny looking back but back then I'm sure it startled you to say the very least.

 

Sally, how cool that you're saving the baby guppies from your pond. You're so right, they do get eaten otherwise. We have mollies in our aquarium and they're also live bearing fish. When the moms get ready to give birth the other big fish are there and try to get the babies as soon as they are born. We've had lots of them make it but some get eaten unfortunately. It's the way of Nature. Your Mo is awesome! I just love him. It's great that leave out fruit and water for him.

 

4 years ago

Your cat is so cute Sally, looking at those fishes.CB used to watch our fish before she was blind.One day we had the top off cleaning the tank & guess who fell in,our curious cat!After that incident she never bothered them againLol! She cant even see them now so I think she often wonders what everyone is looking at in there

The Deer pictures are so cute,Sugar.At my daughters place in Michigan (she lives in the country)We had 4 deer on her front lawn on Xmas eve.An amazing Xmas gift to everyone there.Ive also seen a fox in her yard with many birds squirrels,deer & small animals

Sally,love your little gecko so cute.We used to have one living in our house in Zambia.He was great ate all the flys & those pesky mossies & was really tame except he learnt to stay top of the wall out of reach of children

4 years ago

Sally, the gecko is adorable! I'm afraid my cats would make short work of any little creature that moved into my house!

4 years ago

As for Mo, my cat, Noss, hasn't really seen it about, so she doesn't know about it yet. Besides Mo is pretty fast moving. I tried catching it to see if I could put it outside but it is too quick. So I just left it alone and seems to do fine catching bugs and what not that comes in through the window screen. We have these pesky tiny flies that can fit through the screen. Well, my vanilla orchids have bloomed. They smell so fragrant like vanillas. They are not the ones that give the vanilla beans but do smell like vanilla. Here is a pic. You can see my finger in the pic to show the size as well.

vanilla orchids

fake vanilla orchids
4 years ago

These orchids look just like the vanilla ones but without the vanilla smell. so I call these ones the fake ones. You tell them apart by the petals being more skinny.

fake vanilla orchids

4 years ago

Sally what gorgeous vanilla orchids.  I can see the difference in petals and I know I would tell the difference in scent.  I love vanilla.  The best smelling stuff around here is honeysuckle and wild roses.  Honeysuckle is not native here and is taking over quite a bit.  Chewy and I get the full exposure to both of them on our walks.  Are these growing in the ground or do you have them in pots?  I wonder how the vanilla ones would do in the house?  Any ideas?  Could I even buy one here?

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sally, gorgeous orchids. I'd also love to have some vanilla orchids. Do they grow well in pots or are they too big? So, Mo's pretty fast huh? Should lbe interesting when/if Noss notices him.

 

Sugar, I didn't realize honeysuckle was not native. Is that just in your area or all over the US? I came across some in our old apartments and it smelled so good. I'm sure wild roses smell good too.

 

Hi everyone else!

 

4 years ago

Hi Sugar & Darla~ The vanilla orchids I have are small and grown in pots. I have a lot of them growing here and so wish I could send you two some. The thing is, it would have to go through agriculture department to be approved and who knows what else may need to be done to them since it is live plants. I sure wish it was easy as boxing it up to go as I would send some to you.. Maybe one of your nurseries there may be able to help you with locating some vanilla smelling orchids. Be sure to print a picture of the vanilla orchid here to show them the one your talking about. It is very easy to grow as I use a mixture of black cinder and fern bark. I don't think you would have wild fern trees growing there for the bark part, so maybe any type of bark may do. And it will do fine in the house. I have orchids that I kept in the house and they do just fine. Just be sure to water them once in awhile, I seem to forget that part. LOL. We do have honeysuckles here but not growing wild. I love the smell of them as well. So they are like vine plants right?

4 years ago

Hi Darla, I think it is all over the USA that honeysuckle is a nusiance plant.  I know we have groups go out and clean out as much as possible in parks, etc.  I have been doing the same here at home.  It chokes out the native plants.  I can vouch for that.  Some sections I have cleared, but you have to keep working on it.  It's not easy to get rid of.  Just like bamboo.

 

I appreciate the thought Darla, but there is a valid reason not to send plants.  I will check with one of my local nurseries.  We have some good ones.  Honeysuckle can be in two forms here, a bush form and a vine.  The vine smells really good.  The bush form doesn't have much of a smell.  What ever you do, don't transplant any to your home.  Birds eat the berries which then gets planted every where when they go potty.  I'm so tired of fighting bamboo, wild roses and honeysuckle, but if I don't, I won't have a yard left.  Speaking of birds going potty, you can sure tell the mulberries are ripening.  Everywhere there are purple droppings!

 

Sugar

 

 

4 years ago

Mulberries?!  Well, I have mulberries along the back edge of my property.  Oh, the birds do love them -- but, I do hate the purple poop!! 


4 years ago

Me too Betty, it's on my picnic table, deck, etc.

 

Here's my Little Buck as of yesterday.  He's beginning to look regal.

 

 

handsome buck.JPG

4 years ago

He certain is looking regal Sugar.So sweet & so close!

4 years ago

My, he has grown since the last picture Sugar, he's growing very fast. He is gorgeous and I hope he stays in your yard away from the hunters.

4 years ago

Sally, I do appreciate the thought but it sounds slike a lot of trouble to ship a plant and, like Sugar says, there's good reason for that. Wouldn't want the wrong type of plant going somewhere it'd do more harm than good. I'll check around and see if I can find one. I'd keep it outside as I have no place inside to put one where it'd get light and with 5 inside cats plants don't do too well anyway. The ligh thing is why I don't have an African violet {the only inside plant I've owned}. They were my great grandmother's favorite flower and I used to have one {in our old apartment} in memory of her but it died when we got here. I also wanted one of those "lucky" bamboo things they have but again th elack of light. We have 3 windows but all the windowsills are down low to the ground and Ray likes it dark in the apartment so we don't open the blinds much.

 

Sugar, okay then. There was some growing on the fence of a neighbor's back porch in our old apartment complex but I haven't seen any since. It smelled  so good. Apeaking of mulberry trees, I had one that was right outside our back porch fence in our first apartment in our old apartment complex. Luckily the birds missed my porch with their purple poop! For some reason, the birds came on to my porch and ate at the bird feeder but never pooped on my porch! I had an idiot neighbor threaten to start shooting th ebirds b'cuz they were pooping on his car and I just looked at him and told him he'd better not. He never did he just pulled th egun out on his live-in girlfriend one night. Her son came over to our place visibly frightened and we took him in then called the police. The guy tried to run and get out of it but they found him and she pressed full charges against him sticking with it no matter how hard it got for her. She told me that I saved her life but I always told her to thank her son for coming to me. He had to sneak out of their apartment when the guy wasn't looking b'cuz the guy threatened the boy too. I never did like that guy from the time he made the remark about shooting the birds I knew there was something wrong about him. Back to the mulberry trees, I planted one on the porch of our second apartment {we had to move from a townhome to a one-level place} in that complex. It was growing nicely when we had to move b'cuz the new owners wanted to bulldoze the place. That's when we moved here and I had to leave my baby mulberry tree.   My, my Buck sure has grown and is definitely turning into one regal buck! Hope he stays on your land and away from hunters this hunting season.

 

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

4 years ago

Honor & Glory DSC_0026and parent, The alco eagles are 10 weeks old.

4 years ago

Sandi, what a beautiful, wonderful picture!  I love it!  That would make a great puzzle.

 

My Little Buck is still fairly comfortable with me, but I can already tell a little difference.  As time goes by bucks seem to be extra shy.  I don't try to pet them or feed them out of my hand.  I just walk quietly toward them, talking to them and they wait patiently for me to give them a handout.  Then I back off.  The cats and dogs help me.  Sometimes Chewy, nut that he is, eats a little corn with the deer. 

4 years ago

CSL Seabees is 1 little Seabee is one year old.

4 years ago

Little seebees is at the marine mammal center at the del monte beach center in montery where he is being treated. isn't he a cutie!

4 years ago

Hi Penny and Michela!

Sugar~ I do think your buck's horns has grown some since the last pic you took. Yes, I can understand how plants can spread also through the birds eating the seeds. Here in Hawaii they do try to keep it native and don't want invasive species spreading.

Darla~ I know of the "lucky" bamboo plant your talking of. They sell them in the stores here. The plant is actually a good plant for indoors to clean the air. I thought about getting one myself to have indoors. But don't know if my cat will get into it or if it will be toxic to her. As for that idiot neighbor where you once lived. I guess he got his upcomings for the way he was. You reap what you sow.

Sandi~ What a nice picture of the eagle and her babies. Sugar is right, it would make a nice puzzle. I love puzzles when it is challenging to put together.

4 years ago

I love the eagle nest picture Sandi!  I used to watch eagle nests every season but I just haven't had the time this year.  They are such beautiful creatures and webcams make it easy to watch them in their world. 

 

I have a lucky bamboo plant in my livingroom.  I also heard that they are good for keeping the air clean.  It doesn't seem to do much of anything so it's hard to imagine the problems you have with bamboo spreading around your property Sugar.  I know it's different  LOL.  Sally, my cats have never looked twice at the bamboo plant.....I'm not sure if they are toxic, I'll have to check that out.  Buck is most certainly looking more regal these days!!  I wish I had the patience to wait around for my deer so I could take their pictures but I usually see their hoof prints  in my garden instead of them.  Your deer are so much calmer and open to having their pictures taken. 

 

Today is the first day of summer!!  Get out there and enjoy the day

4 years ago

Sandi, awesome picture of the eagle and little Seabee!

 

Sugar, it's great that you can get so close to your deer! After all, we love the pictures! However, it's good that the bucks get extra shy since they're the ones the hunters go after. Though it must be a bit sad on your end to have them withdraw from you. Chewy eating the deer corn, that is nutty!

 

Sally, does your lucky bamboo plant have direct sunlight? All it would have in my home is light from the lamps and overhead lights. Maybe, sometimes, some indirect sunlight if I open the blinds. I'm not even sure I have a safe place to put it if I got one.  It''s so cool that you have one. Well, nevermind. I looked up on Bing to see if it was hazardous to cats and this is what I came up with ~

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7318839_lucky-bamboo-poisonous-cats_.html

I guess you just have to make sure Noss doesn't eat it. My cats would try {at least a couple of them} as they try to eat any flowers I bring in. Scamp even eats the baby spring greens that I feed BabyFace. Speaking of lizards, how is Mo doing? Yes, that ifiot neighbor got what he deserved. Don't know why I brought it up here I just kind of segued into it.

 

Angie, it's great that your cats have never looked twice at th elucky bamboo plant. And, from what the article said, it's not really bamboo it's a member of the lily family which is why you don't see spreading like Sugar's bamboo.

 

4 years ago

Hi Darla~ I don't have the Lucky Bamboo plant yet. I was thinking about getting it but it is good to know now that yes, it is poisonous to cats. I checked out the website info' you listed and they said you could put something like mothballs, citrus, or cinnamon as a repellent around the potted plant so the cat won't bother it. Thank you for the information about it. The stores where I seen them have it is up on the shelves near the window so they could get sunlight. They seem like they don't need much to grow.

As for my lizard Mo, it seems to be traveling around again. During the day he is gone from the box where he sleeps in and returns there at night. I leave him some water and some fruit. Right now he loves to lick the lychees, just the juice from it. I found out from a nature show they were having on reptiles that they had those lizards like Mo in Florida and that they lay eggs. I think i'll go and do a google search more on him.

Angela~ My cat this afternoon was sure looking at my maiden-hair fern plant in the pot. I told her she better leave that alone and not to munch on it. LOL So I know what you mean about cats and plants.

4 years ago

What a cute name, Seabee for a cute little guy!  He looks hugable.  I hope he has a long, happy life!

 

Sally, your little Moe sounds more and more precious!  Just what kind of box does he live in?  I hope he has a long and happy life too!  And I hope the same for my Little Buck.  It's scary when you know you can't really save him from hunters unless he stays right here on my property.  One thing I have never understood about hunters who hunt for food but look for the most beautiful bucks with the grandest antlers.  You would think they would prefer to save their genes for future generations to enjoy their beauty.

 

I have a few mosquito bites this morning.  I dug up more bamboo and the mosquitos got me!  That darn bamboo sends runners for yards and yards and every few inches they send up more shoots of bamboo.  The runners are roughly 6 inches underground and are at least an inch in diameter.  It looks like a whole herd of hogs have been rooting where I have been working, eliminating the runners.  It doesn't seem to kill it when you spray with Roundup.  I have tried that and I have tried cutting a runner in two and then spraying directly on the two ends to kill it.  I did that a little last night.  Boy I'm itching right now!!!!!

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sally, I'm sorry I misunderstood. I thought you'd said you had one already. That's a great idea of putting deterrents around th eplant to keep cats away. I probably won't get one since I have no way of letting it get enough light and I'm afraid my cats would try to eat it. Mo sleeps in a box?!? How very cool!!!! I wonder if he was someoneone's pet and he was released. Unfortunately people do that with reptiles too.

 

Sugar, you''re right about hunters. They should  leave the older, "grander" bucks alone. I'm sorry you have mosquito bites, they sure are irritating. You're working hard on your bamboo. Hope you get it conquered soon.

 

4 years ago

Darla, I don't think I will ever get that bamboo conquered, but I will keep working on it.  I can just see me celebrating my 100 birthday digging bamboo!

 

I got a cute picture or two this evening.  I never saw a woodpecker get into the hummingbird feeder before.

 

On his way to the feeder.....

 

cute woodpecker

 

Aww, got there!  Now to take care of my sweet tooth!

 

woodpecker again

 

 

4 years ago

Here is the fake hummer......

 

Funny hummer at feeder

 

Real Hummer

 

real hummer

 

Hummer with ant guests

 

hummer and ants

4 years ago

Hello everyone.

Sandi~ Sorry I missed that cute seal. Yes, Seebee is so adorable.

Sugar~ You should look up on Care2 here for the natural mosquito repellents to make. I remember seeing an article on it here. My brother just sent me a mosquito trap idea to make as well. If you ever want to know, I'll give you the information. Thinking of trying it out myself. I sure hope your buck stays safe on your property. Hunters who hunt them, I think is not only for food but also the trophy of those antlers. I know what you mean about the bamboo that is hard to get rid of. I have wild ginger plants that spreads around here. My whole back yard was filled with them. I had to slowly cut and dig out all the roots in order to get rid of them. I love the flowers but you need to plant them where you won't worry about it taking over.  Oh, I love the cute woodpecker taking a sip of the nectar and then the hummingbird. I so wish we could have hummingbirds here. Are those big ants on the feeder?  Okay for you and Darla~ I had to laugh when you asked what kind of box he lives in. It is just a cardboard box full of my paperwork, old telephone book and scanner on there which is plugged in. I think he likes being in there as I can feel the scanner is warm, so he must like the heat from it at night. The scanner is what I have to monitor police, fire, weather, and civil defense, comes in handy. Mo is wild as outside there is a bunch of other day geckos like him running around. They actually were from the Kona side of the island and made its way to over here. Didn't someone have a cat named Kona here?

4 years ago

Thanks for the picture of Seebee Sandi, he sure is adorable. Was he orphaned or injured and brought there to be rehabilitated? Honor and Glory sure are getting big and beautiful.

Sugar, great close up pictures of the woodpecker and hummingbird, I have woodpeckers too but I have never seen them at the hummingbird feeder. That's cute.

That's funny Darla, that Scamp likes Babyface's greens because my Alan loves the greens that I give the tortoises too. He will stand there and meow until he gets some, none of the other 4 furkids are interested in them just him.

4 years ago

Seabee was suffering from dehydration, malnutrition & pneumonia , he was brought there on may 24 of this year , he's still there.

Wildlife and scenery June 10th, 2013 cat lovers
4 years ago

Great picture of the deer, Sugar. I'm back from Europe. Mom and I had a lot of fun.

Wildlife and scenery June 10th, 2013 cat lovers
4 years ago

Great picture of the hummingbird.

4 years ago

Great pictures of the humming bird Sugar,Im always amazed how close you get to the subjects

Beautiful shot of the eagle Sandi.Seebee is just so adorable!So glad he was saved.

Your lizard sure is a little adventurer Sally

Welcome back, Laura so glad you & your Mom had a great time.

My CB is settling back home again & speaking to us so we are very happy about that

When they were rescuing people here their pets were also rescued & the humane society is looking after them although we still have a lot of pets at the shelter who have lost their owners but they are being well looked after & fostered untill their owners claim them.

4 years ago

Great pictures!!

 

I love the woodpecker trying to extract nectar from the hummingbird feeder...lol.  I hung a hummingbird feeder right outside my bedroom window so the cats can watch them in the morning.  The cats love it 

4 years ago

Hi everyone.  Angela, I was within 5 to 6 feet of the birds.  I have a chair sitting there and of course the hummingbirds aren't a bit leery of people.  Heck they even hover in front of my face, checking me out.  The woodpecker checked me out from different places before he decided I wouldn't hurt him.  He was still a little leery until he reached the sugar water.  Heck, the birds around my regular bird feeder will come in and grab a seed as I am hanging the filled one up. That really surprised me when a chick-a-dee did it the first time. 

 

Oh, guess what?  I have been putting food out for my foxes and late yesterday evening for the first time I saw him eating!  He even knocked a piece onto the ground and jumped down and got it.  I was thrilled.  I hope I can get a picture of him.  I love my wildlife!   I'm trying to get a picture of a wren which I believe is Bewick which is very rare in this area.  I just caught a glimpse of him the first time, then I got an up and close personal look the next two times.  He was on my deck railing and then on my picnic table.  Wish me luck, it will be exciting if I get a picture of him.  I hope he stays around long enough for me to get it.  I crushed some cat food and also put birdseed out for him.

 

Gotta go and check to see if my wren is here this morning.

 

Sugar

Wildlife and scenery June 10th, 2013 cat lovers
4 years ago

Hi again, Penny. We had a great time. Met lots of interesting people, including a group of Canadians that we had dinner with every night on both ships. I'm an honorary Canadian now. The food on the ship was great. I gained some weight, but am working on getting it back down for our Alaska cruise next weekend. We couldn't go all the way with the Var to Budapest because there was a broken lock on the river, so we went by bus and stayed at the Hotel Cornitha for the last nights. It got hot in Germany and whenever we would come back to the ship from our excursions, the crew would be there to greet us with cold towels, which was nice after having sweated all day, and a drink of some sort.

4 years ago

Sugar~ you sure got a lot of wildlife there to watch. That is so exciting about the birds coming down to you and the hummingbirds not even afraid of you. I love birds. My mom feeds them our left over cooked rice out in the garden. They all wait for it in the morning. There is even a Japanese Bush warbler coming around here. I can tell it was a different sounding bird by the way it sang. I did a google of bird sounds and found it, so I now know what it is.

Laura~ Good to hear you had a nice cruise vacation. What a experience for you as well as learning their language.

4 years ago

Hi everyone! I've been running so late the past few days I haven't checked in here. I know, shame on me! I missed alot. Sugar, I absolutely love the picture of the woodpacker getting into the hummingbird feeder! The hummingbird is a real beauty too. I think it's wonderful that you have so much wildlife around you and that the birds accept you. Hope you get pictures of the fox and that wren. LOL, 100 and digging up bamboo! Sally, I have a cat named Kona. Yes, I'm sure that Mo likes the heat of the scanner. Lizards need heat like that. Michela, yes, Scamp is the only one interested in BabyFace's greens as well. I thought it unusual. It's great to know there's another cat like that! Great to see everyone else. Take care and have a fantastic day.

Wildlife and scenery June 10th, 2013 cat lovers
4 years ago

it was a lot of fun, Sally. The best part was talking to Mieke, our Program Director and having my picture taken with her before going to the airport on our last day.

4 years ago

I have to put the food out for the fox around 2 o'clock to make sure he finds it.  He is usually later than that but I want to make sure he finds it.

 

You wouldn't believe the antlers growth on my little Buck.  I think there is 4 points off of it.  He will be an 8 pointer.  I bet his head is getting heavy!!!!  No wonder his neck is enlarging.  He is more beautiful every day.

 

I have some pics on my camera and when I have time I will download and post.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar, I think it's so cool you feed all your wildlife. Would love to see a picture of the fox if you could ever manage it. So, Buck's groing and so is his neck huh? Yes, I would guess they'd have to have some massive neck muscles to hold up the antlers they get. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

 

Laura, glad you had such a great time on your cruise.

Wildlife and scenery June 10th, 2013 cat lovers
4 years ago

Mom and I are off to Alaska tomorrow. We'll be staying at the hotel in the airport so we won't have to get up so early. "See" you all in two weeks.

4 years ago

Have a great trip Laura & tell us all about it when you get back

Sugar hope you get a picture of the wren,what an exciting find.

Thankfully the woodpecker thats trying to destroy my cedar house has gone with the floods,that such a cute little bird can do so much damage is unbelievable really especially when we were away!

We have a lot of tiny wildlife here now called mosquito Grr

Saw 2 baby robins & their Mom this morning,made my day

4 years ago

Hi Penny, my house is cedar shake and I have had woodpecker problems.  The first time I heard one on my house I couldn't imagine what it was!  It didn't take long.  They have been good lately, but they said I better keep their suet container filled or I will be sorry.

 

Have a good trip Laura!  Keep cool.  I hear Alaska is warmer this year.

 

Darla that deer is looking so regal, just like Bambi's pop.  He is beautiful and his coat is shiny red now.  I hope he stays safe this year.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar your so funny about the woodpeckers .

My cucumber plant!
4 years ago

Hey guys~ I wanted to share my picture of the cucumbers I got growing. I am so happy that I had finally some success growing cucumbers. I used a broken wheelbarrel and made a compost in there. When it was ready, I had some seedlings I started and planted it in there.

cucumbers

4 years ago

Here is another pic of a cucumber about ready to harvest, about 8" long. And oh, that tip I think Darla gave me about putting coffee grinds and left over coffee around the garden, does work to keep slugs out. No slugs so far in my mint garden.

cucumber

4 years ago

Oh my, I can taste that cucumber now. I am heading for bed, but now I must go and see if I can find a cucumber to  munch on....

4 years ago

Sally, great looking cucumber!  I am doing all container gardening here at home but some friends of mine gave me a small area of their garden and I got my first cucumber last Friday.  This morning I picked my first tomato.  I would have liked to leave it on the plant one more day but I had tempted the coon long enough.  I was almost afraid to look for it this morning but it was still there and not half gone!  I brought it in.

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sally, that cucumber looks delicious, I planted some too this year but they are still very small, I hope they grow up soon like yours.

You are lucky Sugar too, all of my tomatoes are still green, this week is suppose to be hot so maybe they will start to turn.

Penny, I feel your pain we are being swarmed by mosquitoes too, they are so annoying. I can't believe that you and Sugar are having problems with the woodpeckers and your cedar shakes. I don't know how you could stop them from doing that. You are so lucky to have seen the mama robin and her babies that would have made my day too.

Speaking of coons I saw something that was very disturbing to me the other night. There was an adult coon at the back door night before last with only one baby (I can't keep them away since my ferals only come at night, they always smell the food). They were both eating some food and then when there was only food left in one bowl the baby was trying to eat and the mother or adult was being very aggresive to it and he looked scared. What do you guys think of this, I can't imagine why a mother coon would not share with it's own baby or do you think this baby is orphaned and just following this adult around. I saw the baby again last night in my cherry tree, I do hear the adult make a growling sound though almost like she is protecting it if I am close, I was very sad to see this baby scared by it's own mother. I wanted to know what you all thought of this situation.

4 years ago

Ill have to try your suet idea Sugar,I have a bird feeder but Ive never seen it near there Ill have to try that  Sugar.

Your cukes look great Sally.My veggie garden was destroyed by the flood so its nice to see someone elses.Love cukes

Sorry to hear you have a mosquito problem as well Michela,we have that spray on but doesnt seem to help much:It doesnt seem a mother would scare her her own baby,that is very upsetting.You could be right about it being an orphan though.

4 years ago

Yes, it was very upsetting Penny. I am very worried about him he is very small compared to the 4 babies that another mama has.

4 years ago

Thanks everyone for the compliments on my cucumbers. I already harvested about a dozen from this plant, sharing with friends and family. Got some tomatoes growing next.                        

Michela~ I don't know much about racoons but it doesn't sound like a mother would make it's baby scared of her. It probably is an orphan that is following around this adult one like you thought. I don't know.


4 years ago

Wow, I've missed alot. Have been off the computer a lot this week due to my birthday and seeing my grandson. Sally, your cucumber looks great. I love cucumbers. I think it's cool that you grew them in a wheelbarrow. Glad the coffee grounds worked for you. Sugar, hope Buck stays safe too. He sounds beautiful. Great to see everyone else here.

Take care everyone and have a fantastic day.



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