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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PAPA’S PHOTO OF PORT STANLEY AND STANLEY CUPS

 

Papa also took a photo of me in the old Port Stanley jail. R&R in there lol three meals served to me a day get my laundry done by someone else hey what more could a women want lol KIDDING !!!!

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This little display Papa built for a guy at his work, he wanted a stand for his Stanley cup trophies. He was given the bottle caps with the emblem's on and Papa worked his magic and put them on the trophies . Papa designed it built it and painted it to the hockey arena colors ! Great job Papa !

STANLEY CUPS (1 of 1) 

We lost internet for a few hours this morning and I was what we call joansing it to blog lol an addiction to blogging lol but as you see all back up and running now FEWW !

                            Any who ,until next time hope you all have a wonderful day !

                                              COUNTRY GAL

Monday, August 29, 2011

PART 2 OF OUR TRIP TO PORT STANLEY

 

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  The draw bridge over Kettle creek lifting up to let all the huge sail boats through to get to lake Erie ! It lifts every half hour.

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      Take a scenic train trip around the Port, river and lake, we will do that next time !

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                              The train off to the left is where they have murder mystery night !

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                                              A piece of the Port Stanley’s old jail !

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                                               OH NO  !!!!! Papa and Miggy are in jail !

Well that was our little day trip to Port Stanley there's still lots to see and do there and lots more to photograph . It only takes us under an hour to get there .Papa and I will return there soon in the fall when all the trees have changed, that should be very pretty for more photos of the other parts of town of Port Stanley Ontario

       Our province has a motto and a song that they advertise because there is so much here to explore and discover !

                                                      ONTARIO, YOURS TO DISCOVER !

                                                         Part 3 tomorrow Papa’s photos !

    Until next time hope you all have a great day of exploring the wonders of your area !

                                                            COUNTRY GAL

Sunday, August 28, 2011

OUR DAYTRIP TO PORT STANLEY

 

Yesterday Papa ,Miggy and I went for a little trip to the  town of PORT STANLEY . One of the many small fishing tourist  towns on the shores of Lake Erie. Its just one of  the many towns on the shores of lake Erie that we love to visit . This little town is  pretty with its Shops , Boutiques, Restaurants, Inns and marina with all kinds of beautiful boats and old buildings !  We didn't get to tour the entire town cause it was getting hot and we had Miggy , but what we did see was wonderful ! Next time Papa and I go we will spend the entire day ! We will eventually visit all the ports in the area , none of them are very far from us as we live near lake Erie.

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                                   Kettle creek ! The famous drawbridge in Port Stanley !

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                                                          A look out to lake Erie !

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                                                    This is my favourite !  Isn't it cute ?

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                                                    Papa and Miggy

                            We had a nice time touring this town of Port Stanley .

       We took  lots of photos so part two of our Port Stanley day trip will be posted tomorrow !

           If you would like to read a bit about Port Stanley here is a web site that tells all !

                                                   http://www.portstanley.ca

                             Until tomorrow, hope you all have a good day !

                                          COUNTRY GAL

Friday, August 26, 2011

TINY WONDERS AT THE COVE

 

Yesterday I spent the day photographing and playing around with my camera’s settings, still getting used to all it can do lol . As I was doing that a few Hummingbirds were playing around chasing each other  and talking to one another so I decided to take photos of one. He was so funny hovering around me checking me out and chattering ,  he defiantly  wasn't camera shy more like in my face yelling ‘ “TAKE MY PICTURE LADY’  so that I did !

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He was a cheeky little guy teasing me zooming around me the feeder and the tree I was standing under !

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Then I saw this. These are hard to get photos of as they are very rarely low enough to even see. You can always hear them in the humidity buzzing a high pitch sound.

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                                                              This is a Cicadas !

We used to call them hydro bugs when I was kid on the farm, they sounded like the hum of the old hydro wires that traveled along the road sides !

                                          A bit of info on these strange bugs !

        CICADAS

(Homoptera: Cicadidae)

There are several species of cicadas in Ontario. All are large in size (2-5 cm long) robust and somewhat triangular in shape. Their antennae are very short, and some are black and green in colour. The wings are held over the back in a sloping fashion and are membranous. Cicadas are very attractive and different in form from most other insects, and often attract interest when they are found.

The common species in Ontario are referred to as the dog-day harvest flies. They have a life cycle of four years or more. The 17-year locust (cicada) is more common farther south in the United States. This species may take 13 to 17 years to complete a life cycle.

Cicadas are well known for their high-pitched, shrill call. The sound is produced by the male, which has powerful muscles attached to the side of membranes that can be vibrated very rapidly. This droning sound is produced on hot, humid days in July and August.

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So that is what I did for the most part of yesterday . I know some of you are thinking  EWWW BUGS !!! but they are amazing to capture in a photo, honest , not all of nature is pretty now is it but it is fascinating !

                                   Until next time. hope you have a great day !

                                               COUNTRY GAL

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LAST NIGHT

 

The entire South Western Ontario was in RED ALERT for severe thunderstorms and tornados. Papa and I spent the evening bunkering down and watching the weather channel ! We didn't get tornados here but BOY OH BOY did we get thunderstorms. It was the worst storms I have seen in years the thunder was defining the winds were dangerously high , torrential rains and the lighting was flashing like a strobe light and it was white lightning, it was soo dark the lightning made everything look like a negative of a photo ,some places got huge hail . The big storm lasted about an hour and a half then we had smaller storms one after another for a few hours ,poor Miggy was soo scared she huddled up to Papa and I and became a lap dog or at least tried lol needless to say we didn't get much sleep being on the alert  for most of the night!  Some areas got hit hard with trees down and power outages ! This morning is beautiful like it always is after a bad night storm and all is good !   We made it, all are ok here !

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            Photo off of the weather website of the size of hail that fell in some regions !

      I just finished putting all our hanging plants, lights and garden things back into place and are all back to normal !

                         Until next time, hope you all stay safe and have a good day !

                                  COUNTRY GAL

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIGGY

    

                                                            Our girl is 2 today !

                                                    MIGGY WHEN SHE WAS A PUP !

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                                                    MIGGY ALL GROWN UP !

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                                                     HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIGGY

                                                             You are our sunshine !

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