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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I Went Out Into The Fields Today



To see what I could find ! Ok got that song in your head yet lol not exactly the same words but you get the gist of it lol ! Yes I went out in the fields again today , the weather was amazing sunny with bright blue sky’s  a few white puffy clouds and cool breezes .  I noticed every time I want to take photos of butterfly’s , bees and flowers  it is always breezy and trying to capture them in between each blow of wind is a bit tricky I might add to lol !  This field is right beside our house .

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I am pleased to see our Monarchs have returned in more numbers this year ,so far I have counted 30 since the beginning of summer and that is a lot compared to the past year or so as the numbers of them declined . I had 5 out there with me today all fluttering about from wild flower to wild flower  but they didn’t want to get together for me so I could take more then one at a times photo , oh well guess ya cant have everything can ya !

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                        Lots of these little butterfly’s around in the field as well as the white Cabbage moths  all so pretty !

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I then became surrounded with all kinds of butterfly’s bumble bees, grasshoppers and moths and the sound of crickets  .

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I then walked around more as I already had these little guys lets say caught on film lol  and looked around for other things I could find !

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          Fungi growing out of an old tree stump .. I love photographing fungi with all it’s different shapes , textures  and sizes  !

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                                                           Oh the Queen Ann's lace is so dainty and pretty !

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                         I love how there are lots of cute little wild flowers in the fields mixed in with the grasses  !

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I then looked wayyy up at the top of the trees and noticed this little leaf, the only one that has changed already !

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                                            I guess he is ready and waiting to fall now  ha ha get it fall lol snort  !

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                              Even though it is a weed I find Golden rod to be soo pretty in a field of wilderness !

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                 Then on the way back to the house I saw this interesting weaving of webs in my garden by the driveway so of course I thought cool I have to get a shot of this lol  !

                                      So that was my walk in the fields again today a place where I can spend hours in lol

                                                                 and usually do with camera in hand of course   !

                                                                             Until next time my friends !

                                                                                Country Gal

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walk On The Wild Side



    The weather has been a bit on the wild  side that’s for sure  , it was feeling like fall not that long ago and now it  has heated up quite a lot for today  any ways very humid breezy and sunny  temps have hit 27°C feels like 40 or 81°F feels like 100  this is the hottest day so far for us this summer .  Yesterday I was out taking photos of some of  the wild we have here , the wild  fields ,  flowers , butterfly’s  and bugs ,  this time of year really brings every creature out and about as they all get ready for fall  all though today doesn’t feel anything like fall that’s for sure  !

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         Lots of these Grasshoppers around this year !  Between them chirping and the crickets it can get pretty noisy lol but it’s a noise I like !

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                              Fields full of Queen Ann's lace and purple or pink  Thistle and Clovers that grow amongst it  all !

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                                 Lots of butterfly’s and bugs enjoying the  wild nectar with lots of Golden Rod every where !

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                                           With lots of wild interesting  looking plants that grow every which way !

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                                            I love the wildness of the fields so fresh in scent and sight !

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                                                                     With all it’s mix of colours and wonder  !

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                                          With the odd nosey Chipmunk watching me on an old tree stump  !

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                                  And a little bunny hiding under the brush wondering whether to stay put or run  !

I love nature and all that comes with it , the wonders and awes of it all , the pretty colours and scents a field  has after a rain or  the sound  and smell of the grasses blowing in the fresh breeze on a sunny day  , the sight of a sun rise or sun set over a wild field , to see and hear all that the wild has to offer be it in our yard , valley or fields  . I love it all !

                                                          Ok so she isn’t truly wild but her fur can be at times lol !

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                      I would like to thank you all so much for your kind words and support for me as I go through this  little medical mystery  roller coaster , I am feeling much better today , one day at a time I say , one day at a time lol !


                                                                       Until next time my friends !

                                                                        Country Gal

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Bit Of This & That




Hope  you all had a good weekend .

We did mostly , For the past week I have been on a roller coaster of health issues  and been dealing with that , I had been suffering with chronic aches and pain for quite some time and had a hard time with it. I don't talk much here about my aliments as I find I want  more positive things on my blog mostly and I sometimes find I don't like to complain or whimper of my aches and pains lol  kind of a place here where I can forget all about it and just focus on the good stuff the stuff that makes me happy and like to share it all  but today I will let all that slide lol … so I finally got into see a rheumatologist a month ago and have been back and forth with him for a while now , well he said that my symptoms are a mystery to him as I have some that are Fibro like and  some that are rheumatoid  like but I guess I don't fall into their categories so he is stumped but he is at least working with me and these pills I am on will give him some idea as to what type of Arthritis I may have as there is a lot of different types  , I am the guinea  pig for now or lab rat lol I am on a med that is helping my aches and pains as there are none now and I don't feel like a rusty tin man in the mornings when I get up  . I feel strong and normal but it is affecting the right side of my face , see many years ago I had got Bells paulsy  and it had left the right side of my face damaged or in medical terms paralysis  in the muscles , tendons and nerves and yes one reason I do not like facial photos of me is because the cameras pick up the droop of the right side cause my right eye is smaller then the left as well  ! Ok so the meds are making all this in my face feel like I have Bells paulsy again , Saturday I went through hell with shooting never pain in my face and I was out for the count all day ! Papa was great in getting me things and making sure I was ok and comfy , These meds I am on are steroids  so I started on a high dose and are now dropping the dose day by day to find a happy medium with me and them for everything  and I am keeping a medical journal of all that goes on whilst I am on this medication .  So that’s what I have been dealing with amongst other things like two days of de skunking last week with Miggs  it is slowly dissipating but not fast enough for me  and of course  the every day stuff that I do enjoy lol .

                                                                   On  a  nicer note :

Papa has been great through all of this , truly my rock . He has just finished a project he was doing for our friends D & D H ,  I will call them here   Mr DH works with Papa   , it is of a wreath in a box for Mrs DH’s  mothers grave as the old one was a bit worn by the weather !

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                                                       This is the old one it is pretty but needs some TLC !!!!

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                       This is the new one Papa made  from scratch  all new material , He also made a stand for it so it does sit off of the ground !

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                                  I think it is lovely , Papa you did a fine job and I know D&DH  will love it !!

                                         Got some fresh Cucumbers from our in laws veggie garden . YUMMY !

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                       And we also have some little cake treats we picked up at the bakery . also YUMMY !

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Yesterday Papa and I just puttered as I was feeling a bit better as I am today , face still a bit sore but I will survive as I always do lol  . Here's to another lovely start of a lovely sunny cool fresh morning filled with birdies singing and crickets chirping and Miggs and I off for our walk !

                                                                    Until next time my friends ! Have a good day !

                                                                          Country Gal