Woods Country Cove

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Slowly Blooming At The Cove


I cant believe it is a day away from being June already ! The days are sunny and becoming humid now after our down pour of rain the past day or so !

Our gardens needed  natures nectar from the sky’s and now all is blooming and shining proud !

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                                                This little garden is at the end of our driveway !

                                                    I will warn you though , I love Petunia's ! lol !

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Wave Petunias , Original Petunia's or the small flowered Petunia's  Oh heck I just love flowers  “snort” !

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                      My  African Daisies are looking fuller and blooming ! I also have Orange ones !

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                                           All my Superbells  are just gleaming with colour !

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Yup  , and more  Petunia's lol !

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I also have lots of hanging planters filled with Wave Petunia's !

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And a few  smelly but pretty Marigolds placed all around , to help keep the bunnies away !

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And my Geraniums are all doing well !

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I check on my flowers and find I weed every day just to keep up with the gardens but I love it !

I saw two butterfly’s today  they will be next on my photography kick lol !

I would like to thank all of you for sending get well wishes to Papa and I . Papa is back to work and feeling a bit better  .

Until next time  , have a lovely blooming day !

Country Gal

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oh The Ailments Of Getting Older !


Don’t you find as you get older body parts hurt more and get injured easier ? I do  and so does Papa . Papa has pinched a nerve in his neck  and was having a hard time moving it to one side , this happened last Thursday and it has taken it’s toll on him , like me he lives through it and just plods along and keeps on keeping on but this time he has developed a dry cough with it as well .Spring 2013 (1 of 1)

( I asked him to have the teddy bear as we all know our men are like little kids when not feeling well  , what a good sport he is ) !

See Papa rarely gets sick but when he does it affects him hard . He went to the quack yesterday and the quack said he has a virus as well as the pinched nerve so he is home resting and on meds . As for me well , my left fore arm has been sore for a few days now and it hurts to even pick up a loaf of bread I figure I pulled a muscle in the fore arm by digging well rooted plants in the gardens to move them , I think I may have jared my fore arm  some how , oh boy ,  isn’t getting older so much fun  ?   NOT !.

We had torrential rains yesterday and thunderstorm after thunderstorm , mind you our gardens needed it and are singing the praises now after weeks of a dry spell . The sun is peeking out every now and then and it is becoming humid but they say more rain possible for today  !

                     I would like to welcome new followers and thank you all for popping by !

                                                Until next time  , Have a good day !

                                                    Country Gal

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Fun Day !


Yesterday Papa and I went to our Saddle club events for the first events of this season . Papa and I are the photographers for the club and we both love and have ridden horses !

The weather was sunny ,  not a cloud in sight cool and it was windy but great for riding !

The club has found a new place this year as the person they were renting land off of last year is selling the land and it is a bit to pricy for the club to buy so our president of the club got the club at a local fair grounds in the small town  of Aylmer  20 min away . The fair grounds have been there since the 1800s and has a very well known and popular country  fall fair  that goes on there every year .

Papa and I took  2000 photos between the two of us of horse and rider in each event . I am happy to say the club has grown with more members that joined up this year !

                                 There is all kinds of events and judging  of horse & rider .

This  lady here is one of our judges from our club who is a wonderful teacher and trainer of horse and rider and travels for other shows judging as well . She has also bought lots of her photos of her horse and her as she rides and competes as well !

                           Here the Judge is helping one of the youngsters get his pony over the bridge !

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I love the barrel race event !

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We have the members sign a Model Release Form so that we can use them and their horses on here or our websites or for advertising if we please .  Lots of the older members love having us take their photos  in the events and have bought lot’s of their choice from us  and from what I saw and heard the new members are thrilled to have their own club photographers as well  !

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I love watching the kids ride and compete ! It is all  in great fun and helps the kids gain confidents and control of their horses and ponies  and lots of ribbons to be won  and proud of their accomplishments and efforts !


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Papa is at one end of the arena and I at the other so we can cover all angles of horse and rider in the events  !

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                                                    We were there from 9 to 3 taking photos  !

All the riders and horses are fantastic . Two of the many things Papa and I love ,  photography and horses   .                                         

                                            Now giddy up  and have a good day  !

                                           Until next time  Thanks for popping by !

                                                  Country Gal !

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Happy Birthday Today


                                                                    To Our Papa

                                             ( aka  hubby )

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                                                 Happy Birthday Papa .

                               Luv always from your girls !

                     Country Gal , Miggs & Harley


Thursday, May 23, 2013

This & That


The morning is cool and fresh , feels like a camping morning from the days  when we used to go camping  . It has been dry here whilst the area’s around us have had lots of rain . It has been threatening to rain here  and there but it only has been drizzling on and off  not enough to really help any of my gardens , back to the sprinkler and hose all though mother natures nectar from the sky’s would be better ! Hoping for some rain today looks and feels like it !

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My Lilac bushes  have been blooming since the end of April and still going strong . I have had several   clippings from them . I love the fact that there are 4 different coloured bushes in our yard !

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The sad thing is they don’t last long when you clip them and bring them in the house  but I do enjoy the smell and look of them in the short time they survive !

From my last post  , So far so good , my Gerbera daisies have stopped drooping for now the lattice shades Papa built seem to be working well . .


                                      I am now waiting  for the return of the butterfly’s .


We have many different species of Butterfly’s visit our yard when all the flowers have bloomed and plumped up ! Between the many breeds of birds and butterfly’s it’s like having our own sanctuary and I love it !

                                            Until next time , Thanks for popping by !

                                                   Country Gal

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hopefully This Works


The long weekend we had was wonderful . The weather was great and Papa and I had fun planting all of our flowers and yesterday we sat on the porch and enjoyed a relaxing day and admired  all the hard work we did .

It is very humid and hazy here today AC is on already and a possibility of thunderstorms later this after noon into the night . Mother natures rains are the best for the gardens always beats out water from the hose .

Some of my Gerbera daisies are acting different this year . I try to stick to flowers and plants that I know do well in our gardens with the acception  of one or two new ones  . I have had the same breed of Gerbera’s in the same spot every year and this is the first year they have drooped due to the amount of sun they are getting so I asked Papa if he had any lattice left to make a bit of shade for them for the harsh afternoon sun just to help them . Well he said leave it up to me so I did and this is what he came up with .

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                                                    My Papa has some good ideas !

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             Papa cut one long piece of lattice into 4 and attached 2 each  to a stake and there you have it lattice shaders !     I like them , they help give the garden just that bit of a boost in looks to !

So I am crossing my fingers in hopes they work for the Gerbera's cause I want them to do well and I love the look of their lattice shaders  !

                                 Our hearts and Prayers go out to all those in Oklahoma !

                                                   Country Gal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Busy In Our Gardens


Hello all !

I haven’t been around here for a few days as Papa and I have been busy planting all our flowers . We went to our fave garden centre early Saturday morning . Miggs loves going with us she gets so many hugs and pats and  there is so much to sniff . When we get home she is a pooped pooch lol ! 

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We unloaded the van and put the flowers on our garden tables to sort out where we are going to plant them  and what ones I want in planters !

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It takes time to plant each one and coordinate your colours and remember not to plant them to close to each other as they eventually spread !  The weather has been summer like temps with cool breezes .

Whilst I was busy at the tables Papa was in his shop for a bit and made this for me .

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The rock came form one of our gardens he cleaned it up  engraved the letters and flowers then painted them so they stand out ! I was surprised cause I had no idea what he was up to and I love it ! Thanks Papa Red heart!

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Papa and I oh and Miggs the supervisor  love to plant together and figure out and get each others opinion as what looks good where !

All gardens are completed now and 22 planters are all done now  FEW !  Lots of work and using muscles we forgot about but we love it and when it all grows and fills out we see it was all worth it !

Papa also designed  and built this little garden edging around one of my Lilac bushes !

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As it is our long weekend , today we are relaxing and enjoying  the beautiful weather and what we have accomplished !  The temp now this morning is  20ºC  or  68ºF  with a cool breeze but by  mid day it will be hot !

                          I will take lots of photos of the gardens as things plump up and fully bloom !

                                              Until next time . Thanks for popping by !

                                                           Country Gal

Friday, May 17, 2013

Birds & Blooms


Things have been blooming wonderfully here as the weather continues to be beautiful . Birds are singing and  a new song is being sung with in the yard  ,my post from yesterday tells all .

I have been busy preparing gardens for our flowers we are to pick up tomorrow morning and plant in the afternoon and taking lots of photos of nature mostly !

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                                                         Mr & Mrs Dove enjoying the sunrise !

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                                                              Charlie enjoying his breakfast !

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Wonderful blooms on our blossom tree that hums with the sound of bees in it collecting all the nectar from the flowers !

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                                                            Eastern Blue bird taking a break !

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                                                  My second clippings from my Lilac bushes !

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                                          Mrs Oriole busy making her nest in our old Oak tree !

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  This is what it’s mainly all about here at  Our Country Cove  , Nature !  Of course we cant forget our Miggs who keeps some of the  nature in line !

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                                                                       Squirrel watching !

                                                      Until next time . Thanks for popping by !

                                                                  Have a good weekend !

                                                                        Country Gal

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Welcomed Sight & Sound


The weather has been beautiful this week here . Lots of sunshine and warm temps in the 70s . I have been preparing and planning our gardens for our trip to the garden centre this weekend as it is the long weekend for us and the weekend that I always plant my flowers . I have been hanging laundry out on the line  , taking Miggs for long walks ,  taking photos and just enjoying being outdoors .

As I was puttering in the yard these past few days I have heard a bird that I haven’t heard before but also could not spot , till today . He was a tricky little guy and flew from tree to tree singing and I just couldn’t catch a glimpse of him at all   as he is tiny and hides amongst the leaves . Well  , I was patient with my camera moving slowly towards his song and out he popped in plain sight GOTCH YA !  I finally got a few photos of him after hours of trying to spot him !

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                                                                         A Yellow Warbler .

Now in the years we have been here I have never seen let alone heard one of these guys here but he is A Welcomed Sight and Sound to our many song birds we have here  in our back yard ! He has been serenading us from  the top of every tree joining in a sing song with the other birds .

                                            Until next time . Thanks for popping by !

                                                    Country Gal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wordless Wednesday


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                                                             Country Gal

Monday, May 13, 2013

We’re Not The Only Ones !


                                          Who  like to Google !

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Miggs decided she wanted to hop up in Papa’s computer chair and do some searching of her own on the computer ! I guess she figures if people can do it why cant she !

                                                Looks like she is looking up a few friends !

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Hey mum this is cool !

Until next time  ! Thanks for popping by !

     Country Gal

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers Day


       Whether your a mum to two legged kids or four legged kids !

                                                      We Wish all  of you

                                  a Happy Mothers Day !

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                                                  Our Country Cove Crew 

                                       Country Gal , Papa , Miggs & Harley     

     My mum  was the strongest , funniest, wisest,  loving  caring women I have ever known ! She had a heart of gold !

                                                                        I miss you Mum !