Woods Country Cove

Love of photography, nature, gardening and Country Valley Living

Saturday, April 25, 2015

An Early Morning Walk About


Miggs and I had an early morning  walk about the yard as the sun had just risen  and was shining it’s lovely soft light and the temps were cool but refreshing . Before I even got out there Mr Robin was waiting for me under the patio porch perched on the top railing of Miggs swing !

                                                                     Good morning Mrs Robin .

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                                                                  So I took her photo and off he went !

                             Then I went out into the yard and was looking for things to photograph .

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I guess the birdies were still sleeping as there were none on my feeders , oh I know why  Miggs was in hot pursuit of a squirrel  just on the other side of this big tree .

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                                             Miggs leave Speedy squirrel alone he was having breakfast !

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Over across the yard I noticed the last blue Jay we have here as I think they all have gone now ,oh and Mr Squirrel who is a newbie to our yard feasting on seed in the bowl on the stump !

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Lots of buds everywhere ready to pop with blooms or leaves . My Lilacs here are close to bursting and I cant wait  I have a row of them in the back and one in the center of the yard  all different colours !

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                                                             Trees are getting their seeds for leaves .

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                                                             Forsythia bushes are bursting in buds .

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                       Our row of Japanese willows are full of new buds , they are pretty when all in bloom !

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                                          Our Irises  are growing and will be in  bloom soon on our hill .

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                            This year  in my gardens all my Daffs and Tulips are late but they are getting there .

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                       Birdies are busy feasting and nesting and the guys are attracting  the ladies singing  their songs and doing their  crazy dancing lol !

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                             My Geraniums inside waiting to be able to go out side , not long now my pretties !

The sun shines almost every day now and the temps are going back up to where they should be , grass is a deep green and will need to be cut soon  . All is coming along wonderfully . I have a few things left to tidy up in the gardens but for the most part it is all done  next will be making a trip to my garden center on our May long weekend and picking up my flowers and plant them , cant wait for that .   Waiting and looking forward to the Hummers and Orioles to show up soon .

        Also  Looking forward to our crab apple tree to bloom and buzz as it does every spring with bees as they collect it’s nectar .

                                  So I will  be on my way  now , a photo of  last years crab apple tree in full bloom  !

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                                              Soon our yard will be full of blooms and more birds and critters  , I love it !!!

                                                                                     Until next time !

                           Country Gal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What The ?????!!!


As I said a few choice not so nice cover your ears this will be bad potty mouth words when I woke up looked out the window to see this !!! REALLY !! are you serious ? !!! oh come on , get over , enough already ! oh man , and there is still  some floating about out there ! The temps aren’t to be desired either 0°C  Feels like –6 or  32°F Feels like 21 , again … REALLY ! !!


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                                Well no picnics here at this rate , unless picnicking in a parka is a new thing  .

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                                             And no sun tanning in the lounge chair either !BRR  just the thought !!

Even the poor Robins are all puffed up looking miserable whilst they bob around trying to keep warm and gather worms that  thankfully for them  aren't frozen in the ground , one good thing is that the land is warm or more of this white stuff would of accumulated  , thank goodness for the land being warm at least that’s something .

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                                I can just hear the choice words this guy is thinking with that look on his beak  lol !

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                                               I think what little plants I have growing are in shock lol !!

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                                     Welcome to Southwestern Ontario Canada’s crazy weather never a dull moment !

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  Not a sign of any other birds or even critters this morning when I was taking these photos   just  the Robins  who are brave enough and  still hunt and catch worms to stay warm , would you  like that toasted buddy ?, may help to stay warm ??!! all though the worms may slip through the toaster a bit !  ha ha !!  yup gota have a sense of humour for our wacky weather cause if not you will go nuts !!

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                                          Either that or I didn’t get as much sleep last night as I thought lol !!

             Guess I will bring out the winter coats again  , I knew that was a mistake when I put them away lol  I should of known lol .

Oh well… it is what it is and come summer some of us will be complaining it is to hot  , NOT ! me that’s for sure  bring it on !

                                                                                  Until next time !

                                                                                 Country Gal

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This & That


Yesterday it rained on and off . Miggs and I managed to get our walk in early in the morning , then it rained , so we puttered inside for a bit but then the rains stopped and we went back outside again . I was taking photos as usual just because that’s what I love to do lol !

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                   My Hyacinths are all doing well and showing signs as you can see here of blooms forming !

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Mr Robin always keeping and eye on us when we are out in the back yard , or being just plain nosey lol !

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Mr Chippy was digging in to the seed here looking like he may fall in lol  no the log is slightly burrowed out and I put seed in it for the birds and critters  !

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                                              My goodness Chippy sure you cant get any more in there ? lol !

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The sky’s weren't clear yesterday more like over cast ya know the white washed sky look but then holly cow big dark fast moving clouds rolled over and WOW ! I mean fast so fast I had a tuff time photographing them  but I managed to . I love clouds especially  deep dark cloud like this with layers to them soo creepy , mysterious yet beautiful !

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As  these clouds were rolling over the winds picked up hard and fast and I could see some of the lower layers of clouds starting to swirl , but I stayed out there and took more photos of them . I knew there wasn’t to be a tornado cause with them there is a jet engine sound as the winds are soo fast and with these clouds there wasn’t any of that  I have been through tornados before and one gets to know them after a while lol .

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Then they went right over our house me standing in the middle of the yard photographing as much as I can and they all went north east and as they traveled away from us it was an  amazing sight .

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          WOW !! that was awesome !! Some where some one got heavy rains as the cloud just let loose and the winds were strong  … oh Yeah Papa when he was picking up groceries in town on his way home from work lol !

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Then I came in and took photos of my Geraniums as they look soo pretty . I have 4 in bloom but this colour the Salmon pink is my favourite !

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               I cant wait to put them out on the patio ! But still a bit to chilly at night so I will wait till May .

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                     The sun has risen for this morning the air is chilly and dark clouds still hang in the sky’s and possible rain again later this afternoon . Miggs and I are off for our walk whilst we can !

                                                                                    Until next time !

                        Country Gal