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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:10 pm

I cut this tree back all the way to the trunk about two months ago. The light green branches on the end have come out in the last week.
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby treefarmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:18 pm

Greg, that looks like what we commonly call a Mimosa tree, very invasive, beautiful pink blooms that draw Humming Birds.
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:35 pm

It didn't take long to grow back Phillip. All this rain is really feeding that thing.
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby koldgold » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:10 am

steve99f wrote:Ken

If you were asking if that half dollar was circulated here, it was.

Thank You for the reply Steve, someone gave it to me 45 or 50 years ago.
Too bad I did not remember the silver content, looks like it is 90%.
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby bighomer » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:38 pm

These little buggers shore like to eat.
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby zzyzzogeton » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:01 pm

Just a note on the hummingbirds.....

Anyone in Texas south of IH10 that has a working hummingbird feeder should put it out if they can. Hummingbird winter migration to Mexico has started and the plants they usually feed on have been stripped of blooms by Harvey.

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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby treefarmer » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:12 am

Here is a few pictures that might cause you to rethink butterflies:
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Looks like bird droppings on an orange tree leaf, natural camo, birds won't eat them.

Nope, it's a caterpillar, called an Orange Dog.
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small Orange Dog, just starting out

They keep growing:
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As they grow they continue to defoliate the tree

They soon look like a gray spot on a branch:
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Blends in with the branch

Enough Orange Dogs will destroy a young Satsuma tree's chance to produce fruit.
This year there has been 3 different outbreaks. Remove by hand and destroy.
Satsumas will be ripe around Thanksgiving.
Here is where they begin, we'll not try to kill the butterflies but the larvae is in trouble as soon as we see the evidence. :
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Couldn't find one to photograph today, from a few years ago, Giant Swallowtail

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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:03 am

Interesting photos of hummers and butterflies! The hummingbirds we have at our place don't share like those you have bighomer. Ours are territorial - they fight over the feeders, but it's fun to watch.

A while back we had a lot of tree pictures in this thread. I mentioned that I also have a lot of interesting vines growing in creek bottoms here. These climb into the canopies of trees. In April when the supplejack is in bloom you can hear the buzz of feeding honeybees from a hundred yards or more away. Birds love the ripe fruit of both plants.

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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby bighomer » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:01 pm

Ken its the same here, but whats funny is there is two feeders they share and five that has a dominate bird and they fight like the devil. The two feeder of course get empty about three or four times a day, I fool'em by swapping the ones out that are dominated, that way my juice doesn't get old. They are a riot to watch, they are some mean little buggers. The boss said the other day we were going to by the sugar in 25 lb. bags next year, I told her I couldn't handle 25lb. bags. ::woot:: ::nod::

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Postby bestgear » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:17 pm

Houston We Have A Problem..........Today we relocated our storage container to our neighbor...........I was the truck operators first move ::dang::
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby philco » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Tom please tell me that container wasn't full of antique glassware! :shock: ::facepalm:: ::dang::
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby Railsplitter » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:37 pm

1923 Illinois Watch Company Bunn Special. Made 94 years ago right here in my hometown. Still ticking but losing about 80 seconds per day.

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Ruger Red Label Stainless.

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And a Joker valve stem cap just for the fun of it.

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Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:45 pm

Is that Ruger your plan for Madigan?
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby bestgear » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:14 am

Nah Phil, just old Remington's going for a ride ::paranoid:: NOT
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Re: Pictures of Miscellaneous Stuff & Things

Postby Just Plain Dave » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:45 am

That watch is very clean. It appears to have an adjustment lever. You could conceivably get some of those 80 seconds down to under 60 anyhow....
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