Woods Country Cove

Love of photography, nature, gardening and Country Valley Living

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Taking Shelter


WOW !  yesterday was  a day of high winds and torrential rains the entire day  . Mind you all is so green and lush now and the rains have settled for now and so have the winds all though still gloomy out and the temps have dropped quite a bit to just around 15C or 54°F . There are tree branches every where and the hydro kept flickering on and off  more so in the evening when thunderstorms popped up . The poor birds were finding any where they could to take shelter during this storm .

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I was able to capture these two baby Orioles huddling up under our porch on one of my plant hangers looking a bit chilled and wet . Reminds me of the child's poem two little dickey birds sitting on a fence one  named Peter and the other named  Paul .

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Fly away Peter   and there was Paul  and so on  , do you remember that little poem or know of it ?  any ways , he was all puffed up and drying off and resting  from the heavy rains and high winds that he had to struggle through to get to where he was going !

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Miggs was not a happy camper yesterday either as she loves to be out doors but not this day it was too windy and wet  she had just gone out long enough to do her business and then straight back in again and got  soaked  , yuk wet dog smell so I  dried her off and have a special spray to help get rid of that yucky wet dog smell  she was not impressed that’s for sure lol ! I had just popped out on our patio porch to take these few photos as it all settled down for a moment then it picked up again and that's when  I went back in .

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This is my east facing kitchen window that’s under our front porch and that never gets rain on it but the winds and rain were so furious yesterday everything got wet .

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Mrs Robin has two babies in that nest her second set this year so far . She was quite happy and sheltered from all the rain and winds !

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           Sparrows chirping happily as they huddle together from the rains and wind feasting under the flat feeder that's under our big old tree  ! By old I mean this tree must be at least over 100 as it is the original tree to this farm house which is also old lol !

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                    Every thing  is just dripping wet and soggy . Going to take a lot of days with  sunshine to dry all this , that’s ok I don't mind lots of sunshineSun  Smile !!!

             Another gloomy day here today but not as much wind or rain so maybe we will be able to at least sit on the patio porch and have a chiminea fire going and enjoy  the day  like we were camping only with the comforts of home lol .

                                                                     Until next time .

                                                                 Country Gal

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It’s A Rainy Day Today !


The winds are blowing and the rain is coming down side ways but it is a good day to kick back in our sleep pants , take in a movie or two , read a good book , catch up on blogs , do photos on the computer ,  do laundry , putter or take a nap .  My gardens are loving this rain as are all my birdies  , I filled up all seed and nectar feeders just before it started to rain so they are feasting in the rain  , chirping , chatting and singing and trying to take cover in the trees and hedges all at the same time !

                 I popped out as the rain slowed down for a bit and took photos of my gardens as in the rain they look soo happy and lush .

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It is to rain all weekend and there is a high wind warning and a heavy rain fall warning in affect as well . I guess after all this rain I will have to get out there on Monday which is to be a sunny day and weed the gardens as they will grow like mad in all this rain . Nothing like mother natures nectar from the sky’s though to make your gardens lush and grow !

                        Well that’s all for now folks rainy days are for relaxing, chilling  or puttering so that's what we are doing !

                                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                                       Country Gal

Friday, June 26, 2015

Walking The Fields


Yesterday I went for a walk through the field beside us with my camera to see what I could see . There were so many pretty wild flowers , tiny bumble bees , moths and tiny butterfly's . I was in awe as I was surrounded by them all  buzzing and fluttering about  and all the pretty blooms .

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Then I heard a funny noise , a sound like a creak and a click all at the same time . I saw something small wiz by me but couldn't quite see it clearly as it was to fast , so I sat and waited and waited , nature photography takes a lot of patients in waiting and watching and hoping  lol I then was able to find what was making that noise .

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A grasshopper had jumped and flew onto a piece of long grass and stayed there very still  looking at me from the corner of his eye , me saying quietly ok buddy stay there so I can take your photo , yeah right like he understood anything I said  you nut , but it worked he sat there still  and long enough  I  was able to take two photos of him before he took off !

       The field is riddled with so much life and beauty and I totally got lost in it all  feeling  like a little kid playing in it !

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So many colours and shapes of flowers and grasses that were tall and swaying in a dance like motion  in the breeze as the sun shined  and clouds floated over shading it all for just a second or two !

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The sound of crickets  chirp chip , deep in the grasses and the smell of all the blooms and grasses was wonderful !

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The feel of the breeze and sun on my face and the freedom I felt being in this field was amazing ! I am sure I had a big smile on my face and I took it all in and snapping photos like mad trying not to miss a thing !

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                            Every thing so green with explosions of pinks, purples, whites, yellows and browns !

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I had fun in this field and could of stayed there for hours but Miggs wanted me home as she barked for me  , so home I went . I walked up the drive way and saw my Bachelor buttons have bloomed finally  .

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Then as I met Miggs with a wagging tail and said hello to her and that I wasn't gone long  silly girl  , I then saw a bunny by the hedges , Miggs didn't see him so I was able to get a few photos of him to .

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The weather has been quite pleasant , sunny with cloudy periods and not humid at all but with cool breezes , my kind of lazy summer days  and  taking in all the beauty that nature has to offer walking the fields in our valley  at the same time PERFECT !!!!! .

                                                                            Until next time .

                                                                       Country Gal