Woods Country Cove

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Friday , Saturday & Sunday


A mixed bag of all sorts for these three days of this and that .  Were to begin  ?. Lets see… oh yeah Miggs and I Friday went for a lovely early morning walk  the birds were singing  Miggs was doing a lot of stop and sniff so there was a lot of come on Miggs lets walk lol  , the breeze was blowing a nice fresh scent of  Lilac trees and bushes  in the air  and the sun was shining , how wonderful  . We were on our road just a few minuets from the house and I saw what I thought was a big leaf in the grass then I got closer and realized it wasn’t a leaf but a large moth  a Polyphemus Moth and a pretty one to. 

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The poor thing  was struggling to fly so I let it climb on my sleeve and carried him home and put him in my garden in the sunshine on one of my flowers . The moth stayed there for quite some time but sadly he passed away . My day was a bit off because of it I just wished I could of done more for this wonderful creature !

I then continued to putter for the rest of the day ! Friday over night and into Saturday morning our temps dropped to where we had a frost and it was hard enough to kill some of my annuals  boy I should of gone with my instinct when I heard the weather people calling for a frost warning and covered my plants with burlap to protect them  SHUCKS !!  oh well  . Saturday Papa and I went to town did a few bits and pieces there and came home . He then painted the butterfly and hummer garden with  the paint  he chose ,a forest green and is in the process of making and staining the wood seats he is to put on the edges like a bench seat for the garden . It was a  nice day for being out doors !

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                One more coat of paint should do it ! Then bench seats go on . I will show it all done soon !

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                                                     And of course Miggs is tired  from supervising all this lol !

Sunday :  We had a nice day to . We had the chiminea going … nothing like the smell of wood smoke in the air , I hung some laundry out and Papa got busy building a ramp for my potting shed !

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   I helped  with the building of my ramp and took photos in between whilst Papa was busy with figuring out measurements and what not !

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                    All done . A nice ramp for my potting shed ! Thanks Papa it looks great and works well for me !

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What do we have here  ? three little hungry babies that are getting to big for the nest . So Papa and I put an old chair pad under the nest to help just in case any fall out  to ease the landing for them !

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Mama Robin has been busy feeding and cleaning out the nest for a few days now ! She make me feel tired watching her do all that hard work !

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                                                  Looks a little crammed  and not very comfy now Mrs Robin !

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                                             Just a random photo of our butterfly flower , it is soo pretty !

Then all of a sudden I hear this huge deep engine from up above ,, me thinking what the  BEEP !!! is that , Then suddenly from over the top of our big tree came this huge jet … a C17 Globe Master air craft ,  cool  snap snap goes my camera !

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then all settled down again after that and the rest of the day was spent relaxing . So that was our  Friday , Saturday & Sunday .

    Papa is home today and it is his B-day . Happy Birthday Papa . It is to be a cloudy possibly rainy day , we are going to be in town for the afternoon  but the morning we  will be chillin and relaxing and planning our days ahead !

                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                           Country Gal

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Bit Of This & That



The weather has been sunny yet chilly for this time of year but I am still enjoying it ,  by this weekend it is to warm up like it should be from now on .

I have been busy with gardens  and lawns  now maintaining them and my in laws who live next door are away on a road trip with camper in tow through the west coast . They are having a blast and send us emails and photos along the way .  Our Aunt Marylin is staying at their house looking after their cats and dog and Papa and I are also helping with the maintaining of their property which is a lot bigger then ours and lots more gardens . So   I have been a bit absent in commenting on blogs  .

Any who , I cut some Lilacs and brought them in and put them in my favourite jugs , one on the kitchen table and the other on the coffee table in the living room the aroma is wonderful .

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                                 Nothing like waking up and coming down stairs to the sweet  smell of fresh Lilacs .

             I managed to take a few more photos yesterday as I am now on the hunt for more blooms in our  gardens .

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This is what’s growing in our gardens right now so far some are perennial's and some annuals  but all so pretty and I cant wait for them to all plump up !

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               I spotted this fungi growing on the down tree in the field beside us so I just had to take photos of it !

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                                    Miggs enjoying the cool breeze and warm sunshine after our long walk !

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I got to close to Mrs Robins nest and she sat on the garden edging just telling and warning me off  again . silly bird she knows I wouldn't hurt her babies  just photograph them lol !

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                                                                                  Lunch for the kiddies !

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Talking about food  well ok not worms of course  lol  Our Aunt Marylin who is staying at the in-laws house whilst on a road trip brought over this home made Strawberry rhubarb from the garden crumble pie  . YUMMY !

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                                          In return she took some Lilacs from our bushes  to enjoy in the house .

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So there you have it a bit of this and that going on in our neck of the woods , the kind of this and that I so enjoy !

                                                                               Until next time .

                                                               Country Gal

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What Have We Here ?



  Mrs Robins babies are  hatched  , growing fast  and up  with opened mouthed  hungriness . She has three in there but I could only get photos of one of them who pops his head up with mouth open every time there is a sound of the door that they are beside closes as it vibrates the side of the house there fore their nest as he seems to think it is his mama returning .

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I think this little guy is the biggest of the three and strongest as he is always first to pop up with his mouth open even when Mrs Robin returns with food !

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They don't seem to peep very loud yet but Mrs Robin sure makes a fuss when we come out the door she and they are near as she chirps  and flaps about frantically with a warning to us , then one of us talks to her and she actually calms down  as if to say ……  oh oh ya it’s just you guys  .. ok !!  all's good then  lol !

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I took these photos yesterday evening as the sun was setting and Mrs Robin had fed them  and then she laid down to keep them warm and took a rest  so I  headed in and said good night to her and let her be with her babies for the night !

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                                              All snug as a bug in a rug  night night Mrs Robin !

                          This morning she was up and out early hunting for breakfast for the little gaffers !

           The weather is over cast and chilly this morning with the promise of sunshine later & warming up !     

                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                 Country Gal