Woods Country Cove

Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weekend Visit

 

Our daughter Leila came down to visit us. It has been a long time since we have seen her as she attends University way up north of us ! I took photos then Leila took over the camera I was no longer on the other side of it , boy did that feel weird !

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                           Miggy just wont give up her ball that easily as Leila found out !

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                                        I took tons of photos of them playing !

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                                  Papa and I had top soil to top up our gardens with !

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                    I have no idea what I was doing Leila said it looks like I was in deep thought !

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                     Now I know why I am the photo taker ! I do not like Having my photo taken !

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This is why I don't like being on the  photo end of the camera ! I have no idea what to do !

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        So now its my turn to have photos of Miggy and I playing !

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                    Miggy herding Papa on the tractor again !

DSC_6581       Papa and Leila folding up the tarp that had the top soil in it in the back of the truck . We made another little garden around my Forsythia bush I will show that later !  All done for the day !

                       Leila is going back today and we will see her some time during the summer .

                                   Until next time Hope you all had a good weekend !

                                                 Country Gal

Friday, April 27, 2012

This & That At Country Cove

                   

Yesterday was a  strange day weather wise , warm one minuet chilly the next then cloud and sun on and off all day . The sun has just risen and it is cold out the temps dropped down freezing last night . I have lost most of my Daffodils and my Hyacinths don't look to good either !

But on the plus side I got my camera batteries charged and am locked a loaded to take photos again and that I did !

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                    Mrs Robins nest tucked deep in our cedar hedges by our driveway !

I tried to get a photo of her in the nest but she wasn't having any of that so I took photos of her as she was telling me off for being to close to her nest !DSC_6321

                                            Click on photos to enlarge if you please !

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Then I snuck over by my potting shed peeking around the corner with just the lens sticking out and realized the Baltimore Oriole  was in the bowl on the stump !

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            He seems to like the peanuts better then the nectar I have out for him !

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                        He was watching me the entire time !

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                             Then Baltimore flew off and Chippy got in the action !

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                       Mr & Mrs Dovey out for a stroll to see what's going on !

DSC_6433   Miggy just after she treed a Squirrel  she has a funny look on her face as  if she is quietly blowing raspberries at the squirrel !

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       Last but not least ground flock in our front garden I am glad some plants have survived the drop in temps at night ! Hopefully soon the temps will be warmer at night like they should be as we are approaching May !

                   Until next time hope you all have a great day !

                                   Country Gal

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Garden Surprise

 

Yesterday on Papa’s way home from work he stopped in town for a few bits and pieces of groceries that we needed   and surprised me with this sweet garden solar light !

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                                   I took this photo to see what it looks like in the light !

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                 Papa took this photo to see what this pretty hummer and flower looks like lit up !

                                   I love it , it is soo cute ! Thanks Papa !

He also picked up more planter hummer feeders for me as one of my old ones broke !

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                    I should get Papa to go to Wally’s world more often on his own lol !

                              Yup I’m easy , it doesn't take much to make me happy Open-mouthed smile !

                                                          Thank you Papa  Red heartRed heart !!!!!!

The weather yesterday was nice sunny and warm, today  to be raining and cool . Yesterday I had a feeling that our Hummers and or Baltimore Orioles will be back soon so I made a batch of home made nectar and put one of each feeder out !  I was right the Baltimore Oriole came back just hours after I had put the feeder out . I went to get my camera and BOOHOO ! batteries deader then a door nail . RATS ! , DARN IT !  I shouted   . I have two rechargeable batteries in my camera cause I have a battery pack called a grip attached to it and a hand strap attached to it all  , so I had to wait till they where charged , I need to get two more batteries so I can have a set charged at all times but the batteries are pretty pricy ! Oh well Mr Oriole  will be around till the fall I will have plenty of photos of him to bore ya with !

Any who   got to go now kettle is screaming at me need my cup of tea as it is 7:40 am and I shall be watching one of my favourite TV  shows  that I record Coronation ST  or as us fans call it  Corrie ST  it has been on for over 50 years I have been watching it for 30 years !

        Until next time hope you all have a great day !

                  Country Gal

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday’s Tulips

 

Mom popped over the other day and gave me some lovely Tulips from her garden . See, my in laws live next door and mom loves to garden as well  . I only have a few Tulips and are planning on planting more this season . I am trying to get a lot of different bulbs so that I can have flowers for spring summer and fall  and they will come up every year and that way I spend less on buying flowers as they are getting expensive  and only buy for my planters ! In the future I would like to grow my own from seed for my planters but I need a little green house and or an indoor grow rack and lamp system ! Working on either or both lol !

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               These are in our kitchen on the island ! I can smell them every time I walk past them.  

                             I  think the other flowers with them are a hybrid daffodil !

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                            These are in our living room on a bench with my indoor plants !

    I just love flowers freshly cut in the house and from moms or my own garden is even better !

          The weather here has been strange , it is rainy , cold and very windy . I hope it gets better soon, I am going nuts here being cooped up indoors !

                                     Until next time hope you all have a good day !

                                               Country Gal

Monday, April 23, 2012

Continuation of Hedge Trimming

 

Last weekend the guys started trimming the huge hedge of cedars that fence our yard . Yesterday they continued with the second half of the trimming . The weather hasn't been that great on the weekends chilly , cloudy and rainy of course it is nicer weather when poor Papa is at work  I wonder why its like that, some times  it seems  like the weekends the weather can be YUK  but as soon as ya go back to work the weather is great , weird that maybe a  punishment for something or at least it might feel like  that to those who work during the week !

Any who , the hedges were way to tall , the guys must of taken off about 6 feet from them and WOW ! does it ever open up our back yard makes it feel bigger and brighter. They still have a bit more to do , that will be done next weekend weather permitting ! There were just two empty nests in the hedges so we saved them and put them in other trees !

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You can see how much they had to cut off by the size of the cedar sort of behind Papa !

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      After they cut it all down they got the trailer and loaded it up and took it to the garden dump we have down the street ! The village has a garden and yard waste dump but it is only for grass cuttings, tree bits and anything like that no actual garbage !

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                                          Miggy wanted to go for a ride !

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Of course the entire time they were out there working Miggy was supervising !

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                                              Papa and his Dad !

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