Woods Country Cove

Thursday, November 15, 2018

This & That & Our First Snow Fall

Miggs and I have been puttering about the yard these days on nice days and staying cozy in doors on the not so nice days . For the most part our trees are bare and not many leaves to tidy up are left but what is left well can just stay there now . The gardens are pretty much empty as well except for the odd few plants that can be done in the spring .

We have had lots of birds at our feeders and have been enjoying watching them , The other day we had two female Evening Grosbeak's visit and stick around for a day or so feasting under the feeders with some of the other birds .

November 2018-7004November 2018-7011We don't usually see or have these pretty birds about just the Rose breasted Grosbeaks in the summers but I think cause we are on the migration path they decided to check the yard out , which I am glad they did so I could add them to my bird photo archives . I am like a kid in a candy so and get soo giddy when a new bird stops by lol !

Last evening as the sun broke through clouds as it was setting was treat to see after a cloudy day from my windows .

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I just love it when the sun seems to break free through the clouds like this looks so dramatic and pretty .

Then the other morning the sun rose and a pillar of light known as a sun dog gleamed in the south east .

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We have had the odd day of very light snow falling as you can see some of it here on Miggs back .

November 2018-7017But today it is our first of the season winter snow storm and it looks pretty as it sticks to everything . I know others in the east coast have been hit bad by winter storms and winds and I hope all stay safe but us here in southwestern Ontario below the snow belt area don't get a lot of snow and not as early as this either .

I took some photos as it was falling just a few minuets ago and WOW ! it has accumulated so much already .

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Well that's about it for me Miggs and I are all cozy inside and enjoying the prettiness of the snow falling outside  . Nature and her changing seasons do give a photographer like myself so much beauty and challenge of  a different canvas to look forward to .

                                                                               Until next time .

                                                                                    Country Gal

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

High Winds At Our Lake Erie

We went down to lake Erie yesterday late afternoon to take photos of  the lake in the high winds . We live only 13km or 8 miles away which it only takes us 6 minuets to drive to the lake and a the small lovely town off of the lake called Port Burwell that is also our favorite area to go in  the summers to the dog beach .  The lake was quite beautiful and dangerous looking all at the same time . The waves were just rolling and roaring like thunder and it was very windy .

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                 I was surprised that  it wasn't really cold either as the winds were coming from the south west .

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                                                                  The lake Erie had huge swells and white caps   .

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                                                          The sky's across the lake were very interesting as well .

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       Way over in the distance to the east side of the shore the waves were crashing on the rocks . I had a few moments where the winds were pushing me as I was trying to take some of these photos it was quite the challenge .

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As you can see in the distance we have lots of wind turbines down this way as there are a lot of wind farms about and  part of the company that builds them is down in this area as well .

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The Canadian Geese were just hanging out on the beach in the strong winds as it didn't seem to bother them much at all .

Whilst I was up on the beach taking these photos , crazy Papa was down on the pier taking his photos , I know the things we will do sometimes for that shot eh?! 

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We had fun and was only there for half an hour , we took Miggs with us as she loves going down there and for the truck rides to  and all she wanted to do when she saw and smelt the water was go swimming lol we had to convince her it was wayy to cold and choppy with the winds so she hung out with us and we went for a bit of a walk instead  .

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So that was our few moments of madness in a wind storm down at our north shores of lake Erie in Port Burwell  to take photos and I am sure it wont be our last either  lol !

                                                                                     Until next time .

                                                                                       Country Gal