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What doth the watchful setter eye behold...

hazelrunpack
May 25th, 2009, 11:12 PM
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What doth the watchful setter eye behold?

A multitude of wonders!
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hazelrunpack
May 25th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Tiny Denizens of the air...

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hazelrunpack
May 25th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Beauty in the woods and gardens...

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hazelrunpack
May 25th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Portents of the hordes to come...

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hazelrunpack
May 25th, 2009, 11:34 PM
The watchful setter eye doth enjoy the merriment of others...

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hazelrunpack
May 25th, 2009, 11:42 PM
And if that eye be watchful enough...

...and that setter be quick enough...

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...said setter doth find himself claiming a little of that merriment for his own!

:D

growler~GateKeeper
May 26th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Ember!! :lovestruck: :cloud9:

:eek: the moth landed on your hand :eeew: creepy little buggers :yuck: but such neat looking wings :D :laughing:

Pretty pansy faces you have :cloud9:, is the white one in the back completely solid or does it have any lines/face?

Whoa! excellent Hummingbird pics :cloud9: ~ so close & so clear :cool:

Happy Kong Chomping Pack :cloud9:

Brandykins
May 26th, 2009, 04:17 AM
Each picture tells a story! Wonderful photos. Loved each one.

Melinda
May 26th, 2009, 05:55 AM
yeah!! another beautiful picture story for my daycare!!! they love the adventures of the "spotted" puppies!!!

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Ember!! :lovestruck: :cloud9:

:eek: the moth landed on your hand :eeew: creepy little buggers :yuck: but such neat looking wings

No, actually, I picked it up :o It was pretty spent...Luna Moths don't live long once they've morphed. I wanted to get a picture of it's adorable fuzzy belly :cloud9:

:laughing:

Pretty pansy faces you have, is the white one in the back completely solid or does it have any lines/face?

Solid white except for the yellow center.

Whoa! excellent Hummingbird pics :cloud9: ~ so close & so clear


They mob the feeders even when I'm actually in the little garden. I was planting impatiens and a bleeding heart and they were really hummin' up a storm so I stopped for some pictures. :cloud9:

I'm in serious trouble thought--we went through a bag of sugar in 2 days and this is the slow time of hummer season for the feeders. :eek: I'm gonna hafta hire a nectar chef for the migration this fall! :laughing:

Also, I cheat. I use the edit zoom feature liberally! :p

Each picture tells a story! Wonderful photos. Loved each one.

:thankyou: Brandykins!

yeah!! another beautiful picture story for my daycare!!! they love the adventures of the "spotted" puppies!!!

Melinda, did you know that there is also a Pack Newsletter and a StoryTime online that can be accessed from the Pack's home page? (Yes, the Hazel Run Pack is quite computer literate...I often ask them to help me with my technical problems. :laughing: )The StoryTime changes each time a newsletter comes out--roughly once a month unless I'm really busy. :o Here's a link: Ms Macie on Dream Patrol (http://www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~hobbittoes/storytime/index.htm)

I'm glad the kids enjoy the Pack's threads here :thumbs up I'll have to see if I can be more diligent about posting :o

SIL
May 26th, 2009, 09:16 AM
Hazel...GREAT story and pictures as usual. :thumbs up

CearaQC
May 26th, 2009, 09:18 AM
I always love your pictures and lovely stories! You definitely have a way with words.

Love the hummers too and their little chattering sounds when fighting over the feeders.

Oh and the flower that I think is a Trillium. Those are so pretty!

The pack is lovely as always.

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Thanks, SIL! :o

Love the hummers too and their little chattering sounds when fighting over the feeders.

And the jet fighter sound when some of the more determined ones wing in to the feeders! :cloud9: I just love the little buggers!

Oh and the flower that I think is a Trillium. Those are so pretty!

Yep...the three-petaled one is a trillium. The other white one is a wood anemone. I braved the ticky underbrush and wandered into the woods to take some pics the other day. They're so pretty! Today the false geranium is in bloom so I predict another ticky trip in the near future. :D

The pack is lovely as always.

The Pack barks its thanks!

I wish I could download more of your pics, CearaQC. :frustrated: For some reason, your pics and Brandykin's just don't download for me :shrug: On rare occasions I manage to see half a puppy or a semi-Belle, though :D

Oh, the joys of dial-up :rolleyes:

Chris21711
May 26th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Holy crow Hazel, no wonder I haven't seen any Hummers yet...You have 'em all :frustrated:

My Trilliums are just about spent sadly because they are one of my favs', I love woodland plants :cloud9:

14+kitties
May 26th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Lovely story. Lovely doggies. And lovely flower and birdie pics!!! :cloud9: Everything around your house is just loverly. Especially the hummers. :lovestruck:

ancientgirl
May 26th, 2009, 11:31 AM
That's a doozy of a moth! Yikes! I love the eye photo.:D

bendyfoot
May 26th, 2009, 12:31 PM
ooooh, Luna Moth, how pretty!!! I've only seen one in my life, lucky you!!! (and lucky setters!!!) :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 12:53 PM
I think the trillium is about done here, too, Chris. :sad: I love them, too! They grow thickly under the trees along the roads here--as far into the woods as you can see :thumbs up

The moths are very pretty, aren't they, bendyfoot? :flirt: We see Luna Moths pretty frequently. Cecropias on occasion, too! :cloud9: I asked the in-laws to turn off their outside security light for a while--the moths are exhausting themselves fluttering around the light all night and we'd find them on the pavement in front of the garage in the morning...they really need to be expending their energy reproducing instead of flirting with a light... :o So :fingerscr we won't see any more for a while!

14+, you gonna volunteer to come here when the babies hatch and make hummingbird nectar for hazel? :D You'd be very welcome :thumbs up

I couldn't believe the detail that the camera picked up on that eye shot, AG! It's a pretty versatile little tool, that camera :D

Mat&Murph
May 26th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Awww looks like the pack is enjoying great weather!!! Great pics and story as always Hazel

rainbow
May 26th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Each and every one of those pics are gorgeous. :cloud9:

I've never seen a luna moth .....they are very pretty. :lovestruck: Not like the ugly suckers we get here. :yuck:

Good luck with your Hummingbird Haven. :D They are so cool to watch :cool: but unfortunatly I rarely see them around here either. :sad:

bendyfoot
May 26th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Cecropias are incredible...they feel more like a little mammal in your hand than an insect, they're so furry and heavy...amazing and gorgeous!!!

breeze
May 26th, 2009, 02:37 PM
All your pictures are so clear and beautiful hazel!!

and the moth buggy that is on your hand, that is amazing !!

and so many hummingbirds o my,

:cloud9::lovestruck::cloud9::)

14+kitties
May 26th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Mmmm, you want help with the nectar making? So that means packing up 26 or so kitties and coming down for how long? And just when hubby has the catuary looking really good!!
I have to get my feeder out soon myself. I've seen a couple of hummers around here too. Not nearly as many as you but still............ :p

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Aw, thanks for all the nice comments, ladies. :o

I agree, bendyfoot--cecropias are just amazing animals!! :cloud9:

And any time you wanna pack 'em up and bring 'em on down, 14+, we'll make room for the kitties. While you're here slaving over hot nect...urm...I mean, relaxing on the bench watching the hummers :o, your hubby can get caught up on all those little kitty catuary projects that he can't do while they're in residence--like installing their own fridge to keep their midnight snacks fresh, carpeting the walls with the finest scratching materials, and the 40 gallon fish tank for their entertainment! :laughing:

Lessee....how long? Well, the hummers typically are gone by the end of September, so pack accordingly. :D

luckypenny
May 26th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Sandman thought the moth was a butterfly so did I :o.

Love the photos, love the story, love the flowers, love the hummingbirds, but love the doggies best of all :cloud9:.

lUvMyLaB<3
May 26th, 2009, 04:19 PM
WOW that moth is AMAZING!! I have NEVER seen anything like it!! We just have little grey kinda ugly ones... NOTHING like THAT!! WOW!! pretty!!

Have not seen and humming birds yet, should be soon!! But now that I am in the city maybe I will see less? This is my first summer not on a farm :(

:pawprint::dog:your dogs are beautiful again! I REALLY love them I haven't told you that before have I?:lovestruck::cloud9:

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 04:19 PM
They're pretty enough to be a butterfly, that's for sure! :cloud9:

LP, the Pack sends slurpy kisses for you and Sandman. Oh, and the Sheriff wants to congratulate Penny and Lucky on their skillful defense of the homestead! :thumbs up :dog:

LML, we hardly saw any when we were in the city, but I have friends that used to get hummingbirds to their feeders in droves, even though they were just a block or two away :shrug: They never told me their secret, though. :o

I hope you get lots!!

chico2
May 26th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Hazel,what a beautiful moth,I thought for sure it was a butterfly.
Have to Google cecropias,no idea what they are..
All your pics are beautiful,love the eye-shot:lovestruck:
You could be generous and let us have a couple of Hummers,ok;)
Was it one part sugar,3 parts water for the Hummers???

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 04:23 PM
chico, I often start out at a 1 part sugar: 3 parts water formula when the birds first get here--sort of an incentive to stick around and recover after their long migration... But after the first week or so I switch to a 1:4 ratio. They seem to like it. They keep bringing their friends :D

chico2
May 26th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Thank's Hazel,I'll cook some up tomorrow,maybe I'll get ONE Hummer,today the Gold-Finches went to the Hummer-feeder:confused:

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Here's some really nice pics, chico: Cecropia Moth (http://www.performance-vision.com/airline/cecropia.htm)

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 04:31 PM
When we lived in Eau Claire we had a chickadee with a sweet tooth--it would come every afternoon for a sweet treat at the nectar feeder. :D It was the only bird, other than a cape may warbler that visited for a few days one year, and the occasional oriole, that we ever saw at the hummingbird feeders. :rolleyes: The only hummers we saw there would go to the columbine and totally ignore our feeder. :shrug:

chico2
May 26th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Thank's Hazel,It was amazing to see how the Moth develops,even the caterpillars are beautiful:thumbs up

Dee-O-Gee
May 26th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Aahhhh NOT FAIR :yell: Hazel's hording all the hummers :frustrated:

I've had my feeders out since the end of April and NOTHING :sad:

Perhaps Madame can persuade some of the friends to fly east :shrug:

Beautiful pictures Hazel--love the Luna too. :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
May 26th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Not being a grub person, chico, I'm always surprised at how beautiful caterpillars often turn out to be. Sometimes they're as or more beautiful/interesting than the butterfly/moth is!

I'll try to send some of them east, klm... How many can you handle? :D

I think every year the previous year's parents bring their kids back with them. Evidently our restaurant is good. :rolleyes: :laughing:

TeriM
May 28th, 2009, 02:37 AM
Very cool moth pictures :thumbs up.

Ember :lovestruck: :cloud9: :lovestruck:.