This is what was left AFTER the powerwasher guy accidentally hit the nest, got chased by hornets, then came back and doused them in chemical poisons.
This was a nest of Bald Faced Hornets. Which, according to Wikipedia, is not a true hornet but more related to the wasp and yellowjacket family...whatever. We've watched them building the nest for a bit and I was planning to get them one night with chemical warfare while they were sleeping and we had a more time to hide from their wrath. Either way they're in insect heaven now.
This is pretty much what it looked like BEFORE...only on ours the entrance to the nest was at the bottom. Picture: Copyright 2005. Jason Edgecombe