Woods Country Cove

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Is It Fall Or Spring ?


Yesterday morning  the weather was a bit frosty but it ended up to be so nice sunny and warm felt like a spring day and the temps were even spring like .

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Miggs and I spent the day outside playing ball and I taking photos after we went for a long walk .

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It was so warm even the cabbage moths were around where I thought with the colder days before I was sure they had gone ,, guess not .. even the crickets were out chirping .

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Some of the summer birds are still here guess they new it was going to warm up and bring out the bugs again so they can feast before they take off for the season .

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I saw a few wasps barely hanging on moving in slow motion . I think the weather has mixed up all of mother nature I mean it is the end of October and we should be cold and frosty every day . I feel our climate and balance of weather is on a big flip around where places that used to be warm are becoming cooler and vice versa .

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One never knows as the Juncos are back ground feeding . I wonder if where he came from was warming up and he figured he would come here where it  should be cold ! I often wonder how and what goes on with nature an how they know when to leave and return depending on the weather  even when the weather and climate is topsy turby .

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Sparrows are with us all year round so no leaving or returning for them . ?? what is the difference from weather and climate you ask ?  Well  ..I will give you some in site here  just in case your interested !

               From NASA !

The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.
When we talk about climate change, we talk about changes in long-term averages of daily weather. Today, children always hear stories from their parents and grandparents about how snow was always piled up to their waists as they trudged off to school. Children today in most areas of the country haven't experienced those kinds of dreadful snow-packed winters, except for the Northeastern U.S. in January 2005. The change in recent winter snows indicate that the climate has changed since their parents were young.
If summers seem hotter lately, then the recent climate may have changed. In various parts of the world, some people have even noticed that springtime comes earlier now than it did 30 years ago. An earlier springtime is indicative of a possible change in the climate.

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The difference between weather and climate is that weather consists of the short-term (minutes to months) changes in the atmosphere. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure, as in high and low pressure. In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space. An easy way to remember the difference is that climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.

                        I myself find weather and climate  fascinating ! .

Well today it is warm gloomy, rainy and windy .. temps will hit a high of  19°C or 66°F and feel much warmer  more like  23 °C  or  73°F   very warm for us this time of year . I to have noticed the climate change over the years from when I was kid  from season to season !

                        So today the girls and I are just staying in puttering well I am they are sleeping lol !

                                          Until next time .. Have a good day and a Happy Halloween !

                                                             Country Gal

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday !


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                                            Country Gal

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Of This and That!


It is once again Monday morning , for Papa  it’s back to work  BOOHOO ! I like having him home with us  but for me  that means more time to take photos and go for walks  hehe !

Hope you all had a good weekend !

Over the weekend Papa and I  puttered , as well was able to get down to work ! The puttering was Saturday when we woke to very high winds and lots of sideways rain  and no power for a few hours . It was chilly but heck that’s ok we put the wood stove on and all  was toasty and instead of our electric kettle that boils fast we used our old whistle kettle on the gas stove for our tea .  The hydro was back on in a few hours  Saturday was pretty much written off for yard work but we watched movies and browsed the web well Papa did I was reading blogs lol

Then I looked out of the living room window and noticed a big piece of our driveway tree was down .

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So as it was windy and still raining I nipped out onto the front porch to get a few photos !

Sunday was a lovely sunny day so we headed outside to take a closer look at the damage of this old tree !

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WOW ! it was a huge piece that just snapped off , now to look at the tree from the outside it looks fine but where it snapped and exposed the inside it has all rotted ! No wonder it came down in the high winds it was just a matter of time !

Then as Papa was looking at the entire tree as there are three trunks grown from one base that one of the other trees that branch out form the trunk lol no pun intended there , had a huge crack in it.

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So now we have to get hydro as the tree is over hydro lines and the city to figure out if it is on our property or the guy who owns the field next to us property or the cities , we are kind of hopping it isn't ours as it is expensive to get these big trees taken down and we would do it out selves but it is to close to the hydro wires and best to let the pros do it ! Not that Papa couldn't but still better to get them .

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                          So this week Papa will get a hold of all who need to be contacted  to get this matter sorted out before the tree falls across our driveway and takes all the hydro wires and pole with it  !.

As yesterday was such a nice day we were out finishing up the final garden clean up and now all my gardens are bare and all that needed to be cut back are done .

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Then Papa and I did the leaves with his leave blower/mulcher over the entire yard as there were so many more leaves after the wind storm on Sat and then Papa cut the grass for the last time this season !   Our weekend was a bit of puttering ,  being busy in the fresh air and sunshine ,  a bit nerve racking with the winds and fear of the rest of the tree coming down taking out all the hydro lines and relaxing after all was said and done . Pretty good weekend I would say !

                   Miggs and I are off for our walk now , it is sunny , chilly with fresh crisp air  !

                                        Until next time  ..have a snap happy day !

                                                  Country Gal

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Papa’s New Toy


Yup.. Papa got a new toy , a Toro leaf blower/mulcher . Yesterday when he came home from work just before it rained he did a bit of clean up !

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                                    A lot easier and quicker then raking for hours that’s for sure !

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                                         Miggs seems to like the piles of leaves he was making !

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                                 Then Papa had to get her out of the leaves so he could continue !

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           I guess Miggs doesn’t take kindly to it blowing at her and decided to get out of the pile quick !

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I just had to get a few shots of leaves being blown in mid air  lol .. always testing my photography !

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Then after Papa got all the leaves in a big pile .. time to vacuum  and mulch them  up !

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Miggs thought that was weird vacuuming leaves but she was there to help … more like supervise lol

A big pile done in no time and then after  we had a big wind storm during the night with rain , lost power for a few hours this morning and one side of our tree at the end of the drive came down into the field next to us . I will post photos of that tomorrow . Still very windy now and raining . So starts the leaf blowing and mulching when the winds have died down and the rains have stopped !

                                                    Until next time .. have a snap happy day !

                                                               Country Gal

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Little Indoor Garden


With my African violets , Cactus and a few other plants indoors all year round and then I bring in my Geraniums , I have a little indoor garden through out the colder months !

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All in my living room windows . I like having plants indoors that bloom through out the cold months  it makes it a bit easier and nicer to cope with when the weather keeps you indoors more !

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This is quite an old Cactus and has bloomed for years at least 3 times a year  for me and it is pretty when in full bloom !

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This Cactus I started from a gift basket I got a few years ago  it to is very pretty when in bloom !

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Oh and my African Violets, my mum got me into these cuties  years ago , also have been with me for some time , I have five plants of these and each are a different colour and they bloom sometimes all together or one after the other .

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Then I have my Geraniums I bring in each year and they are all different colours as well . Some are at the end  or are just starting to bloom ! They also bloom through out the cold months .

It is chilly out today but as you can see the sun is shining in these photos and the winds are blowing as big puffy clouds float over head and all around us !

I still have some out door clean up to do in the gardens but no hurry if I don't get it done before the snow fly’s I will do it in the spring !

                                          I will just enjoy my little indoor garden blooms … frost free ! !


                                                    Until next time  .. have a snap happy day !

                                                              Country Gal

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Little Frosting Please


Woke this morning to a little frost blanketing everything , So me being me put my  lumber jacket , my little gloves and rubber boots on grabbed my camera and off I went and of course I was still in my Jammies lol .

The air was chilly crisp and fresh but the winds were calm , I love it when it is like that so refreshing , wakes you up , I like seeing my breath  ever so slightly in the crisp cold air  make me feel alive .

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I just love the way frost looks on everything how it forms it’s self on each and every crevice and what ever it is on  takes on a entire different look .

                                          Some spots had thicker frost then others !

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                          Whilst I was out taking photos the school bus passed so I snapped a shot !

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          I remember when I was a kid waiting for the school bus on frosty mornings  at the end of the driveway when I was on the farm !

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                                    And of course I had my trusty side kick with  me !

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                   The sky was clear , the moon was bright and the sun was just starting to rise !

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                                                                I love mornings like this !

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                                                    Until next time … have a snap happy day !

                                                              Country Gal

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday



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                                   Country Gal

Monday, October 21, 2013

Feeling Better & Our Weekend !



Our  Miggs is feeling better . So far since Fri she has kept all her food down and has been raring to play  .

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We would like to thank all of you for your comments of wishes and get wells !

Saturday was a rainy gloomy day so Papa  and I just puttered indoors and the girls well.. they slept all day lol !

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day so Papa , Miggs and I were out side cleaning up a bit more and playing ball . This year our fall clean up has been later as the warmer weather we had all though nice delayed our fall clean up as flowers are still blooming and leaves took longer to  change and  have fallen  later then normal . We are also catching up on our chopping those trees that were taken down last month .

The morning air is now chilly yet fresh and has the smell of  winter in it   the winds today are blowing .

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          The trees are becoming more bald now and the ground is covered with colours of fall !

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                    The Blue jays are busy gobbling up the seed and causing havoc in the yard .

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                            Below .. I spotted the Junco in our tree  so he is now back for the season !


As I look every where  there is just so many different colours with in the land now .

I love the reddish rusty colours of the Cedars mixed in with green !

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                                           Some colours just pop out and are so vibrant !

       We haven’t had our hard frost yet but I know we will get it before the end of the month  !

                 Well that was our weekend  … pretty quite as usual with a bit of puttering indoors , taking photos and enjoying the  fresh air ,  colours and the return of the seasons birds   !

                                         Best yet .. our Miggs back to her old self !

                                               Until next time .. have a good day !

                                                          Country Gal