Woods Country Cove

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Winter Days , Taking Them One Day At A Time

I am still about and just getting through the winter days one day at a time . Our  winter weather has been quite tame and not much snow so far we have been green for most of it so far but it has been rainy in the beginning damp and cold but has been colder the past few days as it is to get very cold for the weekend and we might get a good dumping of snow they say to which will be the first real snow fall of the season for us .
Miggs and I have been  puttering about each day , see winter isn't our favorite season  we are more the summer type  but when or winters are like this one has been we find it a bit easier to handle , as Miggs and I have been able to get out more and go for our walks every day and spend a bit of time outside  .
I haven't been taking many photos either as I sometimes get in a photo rut especially this time of year when there is lots of cloudy gloomy days but the days we get sunshine really perk us up . 



 

                             Some  mornings have been pretty with the sun rise .


             These are these days Miggs and I like this time of year . I like sunny winter days .

Miggs just loves the sunshine to , we have less snow then in this pic now  this was taken a few days ago lol .

                          Even my indoor plants perk up with the lovely winter sunshine .

                         
                        Its always nice to have some flowers and colour inside during the winters .


Clear sunny winter sky's make the air colder but  under the porch on the patio in her bed Miggs loves to snooze in the sunshine for a bit and get some fresh air . Even though it hasn't been a tuff winter for us this year so far I still am looking forward to it being over and  welcoming spring  with the promise of  colours and all newness with in the land , more sunny days , earlier sunrises and later sunsets and the return of my favorite song birds .
                   But for now , Miggs and I are just taking these winter days one day at a time .
                                                                                           
                                                                    Until next time .
                                                                                                Country Gal

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Mix Of This & That


Hello .

It has been fairly quiet here the past week or two , not much going on . January is rolling along quite nicely so far. In just a little over 4 weeks time Papa’s  work in February will shut down for their mid winter break for a week  . 

As for our weather , well that's been  a wacky  one this winter so far  . Miggs and I have been able to enjoy out side a bit more this winter than past winters as we have had very little snow , just a dusting of the stuff here and there . Today it is windy sunny but cold and what little snow we do have is blowing about  for now .


The other day before we got any snow  we had fog and lots of rain and the temps were very warm . I love a fog over the fields  and our valley .

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This field above is beside our house and the road Miggs and I take on our walks is to the far left of the photo.

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       This is  about the amount of snow we have been getting on and off after the rainy days . It is nice to see the sun shine pop out from behind the winter clouds , but the clearer it is the colder it is but sunshine is always welcomed to shine on our yard , house and valley Smile

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The  bird feeders have been the busiest here  and I have been able to get a few pics from both inside and out . JANUARY 2019-7164JANUARY 2019-7183

But there was one visitor that the birdies don't like to see about the feeders  as he  swooped in and all the birds took off in a panic scattering everywhere.

JANUARY 2019-7197 A Broad Winged Hawk  sometimes mistaken as a Coopers Hawk . I think he is beautiful and I love being able to capture photos of  these pray birds every now and then as it is rare to have them so close to the house but I guess he is hungry and looking for a fast easier meal .  He sat there for some time searching the area waiting to see if any of the  birdies were brave enough to come to the feeders whilst he was there .

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He just would not turn around and face me but he kept an eye on me with my camera over his shoulder . I find it fascinating to see these beautiful yet powerful creatures  and get photos of them  . The entire yard was quiet . Then he took off in a graceful flight up and over the cedar hedge towards the valley forest  with no meal in his talon's this time  . I could almost hear the sigh of relief  FEW! from the birds as they all ventured back out to the feeders .

                                          After The Hawk took off Miggs was outside patrolling the yard .

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                                                                                         And eating snow lol .

                                                    Well that's  about it for us here .  Until next time .

                                                                                       Country Gal