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WILDLIFE AND SCENERY July 7, 2013 ~ Closed
4 years ago

All Spring I felt like I was forgetting something.  It was planting cucumbers!  Oh well, my friends are keeping me supplied in cukes.  I just miss walking out and picking my own.

 

Here is the link to the previous thread.

 

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1739167

 

Keep things going guys, I will be gone more than normal for a while, but I will return!

 

Sugar

 

4 years ago

Sugar, sorry you didn't get cucumbers planted though it's great that your friends are keeping you supplied with them. Thanks for the new thread.

4 years ago

Oh, I wish I could carry my camera all the time.  This morning when I fed my big buck (he used to be my Little Buck) and his sister there was a chance for a great photo!  Big Buck was facing North and his sister facing South and it looked like a head on each end of the deer!  Perfect alignment. 

 

Sugar

4 years ago

Sugar, that would have been an awesome picture!

 

4 years ago

NEW FAWNS

 

Playful fawns

 

 

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2013 fawn

 

fawn 2013

 

SUGAR

 

 

4 years ago

Sugar, awwww! Absolutely adorable!

4 years ago

Those fawns are simply PRECIOUS! 


4 years ago

Sugar, the fawns are just gorgeous and look like they are having a great time. So happy they have your yard to be safe in.

4 years ago

Sugar~ What great pics of the fawns and the mother deers there. That is so neat seeing them in your yard. I hope they stay safe and not get hunted, including your buck.

4 years ago

Just checking back to see if there were more pictures. Sugar, how are your fawns doing? Betty, Michela, and Sally, great to see y'all here.

4 years ago

They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiny orchids
4 years ago

Here is the tiny orchids that have finally bloomed. I have my pinky finger next to the flower and you can see they are much smaller than my finger nail there.

Tiny orchids

4 years ago

Here is another shot of the tiny orchids. A clearer view of them. They don't really have any fragrance but they are pretty.

tiny orchids

Bees
4 years ago

These are bees taking the sap from the norfolk pine tree that my husband cut down in the backyard. For some reason they love the sap from the norfolk pine tree. I know someone was a beekeeper here, was that Sugar? Maybe someone can tell me why they like the sap they are collecting.

Bees

4 years ago

Maura, great to see you here.

 

Sally, love th etiny orchids, they're so beautiful. Look at those bees go after that sap! Why did y'all cut down the tree? {just curious} Yes, it is Sugar who was a beekeeper so maybe she knows why they like that sap so much.

 

4 years ago

Well Darla, the tree was growing so tall and too close to the house. If a strong wind should ever blow in the right direction it could land on the house. The tree was planted in a lava crack and not very deep so could easily fall over. It is not a total waste as my husband can use the tree and turn it into bowls or vases. Yes, those orchids are sure tiny. I've been waiting for them to bloom finally. I hope Sugar will come on and see the bees and let me know something about them liking the sap.

4 years ago

Sally, oh okay. Wouldn't want the tree to land on your home. It's great that your husband can use the tree. You'll have to post pictures of the bowls or vases he makes out of it. Would love to see. Glad your tiny orchids finally bloomed. They sure are beautiful. Yes, hopefully Sugar will be able to come on soon and tell us about the bees. I admit I'm very curious too!

4 years ago
Donna, will you tell Sandi to tell Stripes that Mouse is even crying in his sleep.  He misses Stripes and all his friends on his thread.  Tell everyone on wildlife and chit chat that when care2 allows me to come back on I will.  I miss everyone. 
 
Sugar
4 years ago

The post about the bees on the Pine tree and the sap collecting made me curious, so I looked into it. This is what I found ... maybe it pertains to Pine trees, too.


"Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive"


Kind of interesting ...  seems maybe they use it like glue



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4 years ago

Thank you very much about the information Deb E. . I know why the sap now. 

Donna~ Thanks for the relay message from Sugar. At least we now know why she hasn't checked in.

4 years ago

Donna, thanks for the message from Sugar. Poor Sugar. We certainly miss her as well. Mouse too.

 

Deb, thanks so much for the info on bees and sap. It is very interesting. Thanks too for joining in. Looking forward to seeing you here in the future.

 

Sally, great to see you here.



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4 years ago

Sugar love the fawns we have deer here that eats my moms flowers

Sally love the flowers they sure are tiny and the bees.. jikes scares me

heres a photo I took of my maypops Not a great photo its taken with my iphone as I cant seem to find my card reader for my nikon must be in one of the 100 boxes in the attic.. -_-

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And heres something we call dådyr its an amial that is not natural here in norway but the royals and nobles used to hunt them and imported them ages ago and so they just stayed

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hugs

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4 years ago

Hi Missy~ Your first picture I guess what looks to be a fruit kind of looks similar to our passion fruit here called a lilikoi (lily-koy). I'll try and insert a pic here of it. But it is big and yellow and lots of seeds in it with the pulp ecasing the seeds. Sometimes sweet but sometimes tart. Oh those deers you have over there are so pretty. That one in the pic looks like a young buck, I can see the antlers still has the velvet on.

4 years ago

Missy, I think I saw this deer at the fair yesterday. Connie and I went to the fair after seeing Moritz (cat we were sitting for) and celebrated that his mom is back home. They have spots like my fawns but are adult. Do these guys lose their antlers after the rut? I wish I could remember the name on the sign. I got to see baby kangaroos too. And a few others.

As soon as I can come back as 150 I will post another pic of deer. A doe has reared up and is coming down on a buck getting near her corn.

Wish me luck getting back,

Sugar

4 years ago

Missy, actually your pictures are great. The maypops look good and the little deer is so cute.

 

Sally, thanks for sharing the picture of the lilikoi. It also looks good.

 

Sugar, great to see you back. Hope you get back as 150 so you can post photos again. The one you've described sounds fabulous. Sounds like you had a good time at the fair what with seeing all those animals.

 

Sandi, the pictures of the tree you posted didn't turn out.

 

4 years ago

I can see them anybody else not seeing them?

4 years ago

Sorry, Sandi, I can't see your tree pictures.... 


4 years ago

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4 years ago

Betty if you can't see them can you delete them. I wish I could e-mail them to you there pretty awesome!

4 years ago

Missy, those maypops look yummy. Do you eat them there? If so, what do they taste like?

The deer is so cute, it's cute that he is an adult but still has spots like the babies here, I like his antlers.

Sally, thanks for your picture too, yumm passion fruit, my tortioses like to eat them too.

Sandi, I couldn't see the first five that you sent but I see the last one, that is awesome so many different animals all in one tree. I wish I had talent like that. There is a man that lives one street over from me that is a chainsaw wood carver and his work is awesome, I always drive by his house because he usually has a bunch of them on his front lawn that he is working on. I wish I could have one in my yard but I'm sure they are expensive.

4 years ago

Sandi, that's one awesome tree! Thanks so much for sharing. I deleted the posts where the pictures didn't show up.

 

Michela, you should stop and ask about his carvings. Maybe y'all could work something out.



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tree in south africa
4 years ago

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from a distance
4 years ago

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same tree.
4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

Yes, I can see these pictures, Sandi.  The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, right?  I've been there/seen it!  It IS awesome!! 


4 years ago

I couldn't see any of them in my email program, but when I came to this thread I could see all of them. They are fantastic !

4 years ago

The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom: 


A Swirling Tapestry of Animals

 

Behold the breathtaking artistry of a sculpted tree that wordlessly expresses the intricate balance of nature. Located on Discovery Island, the Tree of Life vividly commemorates all living things—and the place they share—in the great Circle of Life.

 

At an impressive 145 feet tall and 50 feet wide at its base, the Tree of Life is home to over 300 meticulously detailed animal carvings throughout its massive trunk, gnarling roots and outstretched branches—invoking the diversity, beauty and interconnected nature of earth’s many creatures.

 

Animals that appear to magically emerge from the tree include:

  •  
  • Lion
  • Deer
  • Eagle
  • Monkey
  • Pelican
  • Rhinoceros
  • Hippopotamus
  • Bear
  • Tortoise
  • Lemur
  • Scorpion
  • Dolphin

 

For a close-up view of the animal carvings, take a stroll along the picturesque Discovery Island Trails, which encircle the great tree. You may even discover a famous mouse hiding among its branches!

 

Animal Encounters
Nestled amid the burrowing roots at the base of the Tree of Life is a serene landscape of pools, meadows and trees which are home to a variety of live animals, including lemurs, flamingos, kangaroos and tortoises.


4 years ago

Thanks I got them in a e-mail from a friend and it only said south Africa. thought it was neat and wanted to share.

4 years ago

Sandi~ I can see the pictures now. What an amazing tree. thank you Betty for the information on it. I did see this tree being worked on before completion, it was on a program. I wish I could see it up close but the pictures is good enough. thank you Sandi.

4 years ago

Wow! Some tree, if only I had talent like that! And a tree like that! Thanks Sandi.

My groundhog is safe! I have been worrying and worrying about him. But he must have made it to high ground. His home was under water during the flood. I saw him for the first time yesterday afternoon eating in the sunshine. I guess he was too busy to eat for a while, like me, cleaning up the flood aftermath.

Sugar

4 years ago

Sandi, awesome pictures of that tree. Thanks so much for sharing them.

 

Betty, thanks so much for the information on the tree.

 

Donna and Sally, great to see y'all here.

 

Sugar, so very glad your groundhog is safe.

4 years ago

Spider orchids  This is one of my orchids here in bloom called a Spider Orchid. That's what I've known them as anyways as you can see the long petals of the orchids resembling legs of a spider and I guess it's body. These are a nice size bloom maybe about 4" or so. They really don't have much of a fragrance tho'.

4 years ago

Sally great picture!

4 years ago

Hi all ... love the sharing of photos of beautiful scenary and wildlife. Those are beautiful orchids, Sally. They really do look like a spider. And that tree, Sandi. WOW!!

I thought I would jump in here and share this photo of a seahawk that I took last year. If you look close, you will see he has a fish. It's not a real good photo, but kind of neat.

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4 years ago

Sally, fabulous picture of the Spider Orchid! Beautiful flower that does resemble a spider with its long petals.

 

Sandi, great to see you here.

 

Deb, awesome photo of the seahawk! I can see the fish he has. It's great.

 

4 years ago

Deb~ Wonderful pic of the seahawk! I was just going to say it looks like he has something in his talons. Very neat.

Thanks guys for the comment on the orchid.

4 years ago

Deb, great picture of the seahawk and the fish is clearly visible. Sally, Mouse was just posting about the beautiful flowers in your state. And here is a prime example!

Sugar

4 years ago

Thanks for the comments ... I am glad everyone could see the fish. It was really neat having the bird flying overhead.

Sugar, I love your deer pics

This is a picture I took of The Redwoods in California. They are just so beautiful. The picture doesn't do them justice.

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4 years ago

Sally, those spider orchids are awesome looking, I have never seen them before. Thanks for the picture.

Deb, thanks for the pic of the seahawk he sure had a good lunch that day. He looks very similar to an Osprey. I just love those Redwoods, I would love to go there an see them. They are so majestic looking, I bet there's lots of beuatiful wildlife living there too.

4 years ago

Michela, I am pretty sure that an Osprey is the same bird as a seahawk ... I just called it a seahawk because I didn't know it was really called an Osprey until I looked it up just now on the internet    Thanks for your comments 

4 years ago

Deb~ Nice pic of the redwoods! Sure wish I could see them one day.

Sugar~ On my way there to chat. Thanks.

4 years ago

Sally I love those flowers I wish I could se them

Deb I always wanted to se that forest so I hope somday I will get to travel around the USA.. just need to win the lotto first! And what a lovely eagle

thanks for sharing everyone

4 years ago

Oh, I wish I could use sugar150 again so I could use my albums. I have some new pictures to post, but no albums. I have so many pictures that it would take me a life time to move them one by one to sugar555.

Sugar

4 years ago

Great to see everyone here!

 

Deb, fabulous picture of th eredwoods! They sure are majestic trees!

 

Sugar, I hope you get things fixed so you can access your albums.

 

4 years ago

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4 years ago

Oh I love the Eagle photo.

Sugar, go over to the feedback group to talk to Eric. He must think everything is ok now.

4 years ago

Sugar, go to youtube and look at the top right side of the page. What I see on my page is upload. If you click on that it might tell you to make a name and password.

4 years ago

Beautiful shot of the eagle. He looks so majestic. Is there a way to tell the female from the male eagle?

4 years ago

Wow, that's a beautiful picture of an eagle, Sandi! 

4 years ago

Sally  the female is 25% to 30% larger than the male, but unless their both there I don't know how.

4 years ago

Wow!!! What a shot of the Eagle!!!  Love it  

4 years ago

Beautiful shot of the eagle, Sandi.

 

Great to see everyone else here.

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