Woods Country Cove

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween



She comes by night, in fearsome flight,
In garments black as pitch,
the queen of doom upon her broom,
the wild and wicked witch,

a crackling crone with brittle bones
and desiccated limbs,
two evil eyes with warts and sties
and bags about the rims,

a dangling nose, ten twisted toes
and fold of shrivelled skin,
cracked and chipped and crackled lips
that frame a toothless grin.

She hurtles by, she sweeps the sky
and hurls a piercing screech.
As she swoops past, a spell is cast
on all her curses reach.

Take care to hide when the wild witch rides
to shriek her evil spell.
What she may do with a word or two
is much too grim to tell.

                                                                         unknown author .


                                                     Until next time have a great day and a


                                  Country Gal

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We're Ok !


The storm Sandy hit harder late last night with gusts from 60km to 100km  and the rain was coming down from all directions and angles ! This old farm house was creaking and a cracking but all is ok. I thought Miggy would be nervous with the roaring of the high winds and all the noise it caused but she was as cool as a cucumber ! We were luckier then some cities and towns here in South-western Ontario who had damage and are with out power .  The winds are still strong this morning and will die down in the afternoon. We have had rain since Friday and it will keep raining for the rest of the week .

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                                                  Papa in his western  rain slicker !

        I am learning how to do all kinds of things to my photos now, it’s fun especially on a rainy week like this  . This photo was one of them !

If you would like to see more of my what I call  (enhanced ) photos please visit our 

                                                          K & E Photography     blog .

                           Leave a comment if you please there and let me know what ya think !

                                                 Until next time  have a good day !

                                                       Country Gal

Monday, October 29, 2012

Feeling Like A Duck


The rains have been here since last Friday and it is only gona get worse when this storm Sandy decides to hit South western Ontario .

I braved the cold rain to make sure my birdies had food and Papa took some photos whilst Miggy who loves the rain  and I were out there   .


Miggy didn’t want to look at Papa taking the photo cause the wind was blowing the rain in her eyes !


Opening my potting shed to get the birdies food . Yup I’m a shorty ! I was getting dripped on from the roof in my face !


I needed my step stool to take down one of the suet feeders from the tree as it was empty and I didn't have a refill for it ! I figured they have 9 other feeders of seed so they should be ok !


At this point Miggy was already at the door and I was cold and yet Papa kept taking photos even when I thought he had stopped  nope he snuck in a bunch , with my rubber boots and yellow rain gear I felt like a duck !              

                                                                         Quack , Quack !!


                                                                        Stay safe and warm !

Since all this rain and YUCKY weather I have been learning a program I use for my photos called Light room .  If you would like to see my photos I have done click here to our  Photography blog  !



                                                                  Country Gal

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Spotlight


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                                                                 Papa and Miggs

                                                                Have a good day !

                                                                 Country Gal

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rain & More Rain


It has been raining non stop here since yesterday morning , thankfully it isn't snow or we would be buried !

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                                         Miggy doesn't like rainy days she gets soo bored !


                         Harley , well Harley does the same as she always does lays around and sleeps !


Papa and I are puttering . I still in my Jammies .  I am learning more of the program Light room that I have and all it can do  in it . I store all my photos in Light room . I catalogue my photos in it and can have them all arranged and put them in categories  so they are easy to find . It is like photo shop which I also have but  one program at a time though I am not very program savy yet lol . Papa knows both programs and is teaching me all he knows which is a lot !

                                           Until next time  hope you have a good day !

                                                         Country Gal

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Beautiful Fall Day


Yesterdays weather was amazing , sunny and warm the temps reached 20ºC  or 68ºF and that was in the shade .  It’s great when there is no humidity now when it warms up makes is soo pleasant. Miggy and I went for our walk , then I sat in my chair for a bit and took photos of the birds  then walked around  and took more photos . I cant go a day with out taking photos .



                          Looks like another weekend of leaf sweeping is to be had once again !


I cant believe the Robins are still here they have usually migrated by now but I have noticed this guy has been living off of the berries that are in our tree ! I think the sudden warmer weather has kept them here !  So much for eating just worms !



                   This little guy loves his suet as he swings to and fro on the feeder !


He kept checking me out and watching me as to what I might do or if I was going to move at all .


                                   So was this Junko he kept an eye on me as well !


         This Downy likes to play hide and seek with me when I have my camera on him ! He pops in and out of the branches and peeks at me then backs off so I cant see him then he lets me see him for a second then he is hiding again it’s funny but I usually can catch his photo as he is off guard !


                         I was under our tree that's between our sheds looking up !


                                                            This tree is so pretty !


              And of course our Miggs that has no dignity at all  what so ever is loving this weather  to !

             The weather and temps are much the same now and Miggy and I are off for a long walk and more photo taking !

                                           Until next time hope you all have a great day !

                                                     Country Gal

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Doing Well In Doors !


This is the first time I have brought my Geraniums in for the winter . I usually just chuck them after they had been got by a good frost but not this year . I  pruned them back re potted and sprayed them  in case of bugs don't want then to spread anything to my indoor plants and brought them in !


                                       I have these with my other plants in the living room faces east .


And these are in the kitchen window that faces west . I am doing a test as to what window they do best in first . I have had other plants in these windows and they do good in either but some plants are more finicky then others !

The weather was absolutely beautiful today , sunny and warm the temps reached 22ºC  or 71ºF WOW ! Miggy and I were out all day . First we went for our walk and picked up the mail on the way home then I set up my chair and sat and took photos of the birds and other things that caught my eye or should I say lens hehe !  Posting those photos later !

                                   Until next time  hope you all have a great day !

                                              Country Gal

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This & That Tuesday !


Yesterday was another lovely sunny warm fall day ! Miggy and I started the day with our walk  then I spent the day clearing up more gardens , trimming , pruning and digging out old Plants and bushes I don't want any more cause they look like they have out aged themselves and finished cleaning out all my hanging planters . I re potted and trimmed back my Geraniums sprayed them for bugs and brought them in for the winter .

Today it is raining and I am sore from digging out the huge root systems of those bushes  and plants so it will be a rainy rest day for Miggs and I !

                When Papa comes home from work this is what Miggy like’s to do !




                       She has this thing about having the top of her butt scratched lol she goes nuts !


                                   And the vocal sounds she makes is loud and funny  .


                          Chase me Papa and see if you can get my rope ball from me !


                                                         NANA !  You cant catch me Papa !!



              She like’s to shake the rope ball to get it out of your hand ! Hang on tight Papa !


        In the background Miggy is running a muck , doing the crazy dog ,the mad dash  as we call it ! Running circles around Papa trying to get him to catch her !


                              Gotch ya  Miggs   !   Then they end with a tummy rub !


                                                                             And a cuddle !

                                                       Until next time hope you have a good day !

                                                                   Country Gal

Monday, October 22, 2012

Raking Leaves


Yesterday was a beautiful day , warm sun and cool  fresh breezes a perfect fall day !

Papa , Miggy and I went out to rake all the leaves that had fallen during the windy days we had all last week .


Papa started by raking the edges of the property and made a huge line of leaves away from everything so it was easier for him to use the sweeper !


He started the campfire going to get the coals hot so we can burn some of the leaves !


                                         I love the smell of a camp fire in the fresh fall air !


Then he started up the lawn tractor with the sweeper ! Of  course Miggy has to herd him along !


                                           This leaf sweeper saves a lot of time and is great !


Papa would scoop up a bunch of leaves and then dump them by the fire pit so I can start to burn them !


                                   I couldn’t believe the amount of leaves we ended up with !


When Papa was done sweeping he took photos for me of Miggy and I playing in the leaves !



It was funny cause Miggy was digging and grunting like a piggy as she was doing this !


She stuck her head way under the leaves then swooped her head up and made them go all over her !


We figured out what she was doing , she was making a comfy bed to lay in ! Silly dog !

I took a brake from feeding the fire and Papa took over whilst I went to get some photos of a Downey wood pecker on the suet feeder,


                                All the goings on in the yard didn’t faze this little guy at all !


Then I went back to tend to the fire and leaves and let this little guy eat !

The leaves were wet after all the rain we had and burning that huge pile would of taken ages to get through so Papa loaded up the yard trailer 4 times and took the rest of the leaves to a garden dump area that's behind us in the field at the end of the in my laws property we call the back 40 !


     Here I am stoking the fire ! The sun was in my eyes and Papa was under the porch then he had suddenly called me and I realized at the last second he had my camera ! Cheeky bugger !


Then after it all Papa cut the grass and all is clean and tidy now ! It was beautiful weather and a  fun  day together even if it was just raking leaves and the best part we all smelt like camp fire smoke  !  To bad you couldn’t bottle the smell of a camp fire or have a candle that smells just like it !

It’s sunny right now and warming up . Miggs and I are going for our walk in a bit and I have a few more hanging planters to winterize today then we are all done the plants .

                     Until next time hope you have a sunny fall day !

                                 Country Gal