Woods Country Cove

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This & That


  The weather has been wonderful sunny and warm temps hitting  highs of  22°C or 7oºF perfect .  Over the Easter weekend Papa and I were busy in the yard and took Miggs for a spa day , had a nice family Easter dinner  and just enjoyed the lovely weather .

Yesterday was just as nice , Miggs and I went for a long walk with our friends Debbie and her dog Tikka  they just live up and around the corner from us which is on route of our walk so we join up , most of the time Miggs stops at their house and listens for Tikka and Tikka watches for Miggs and I lol  they are best buds and Deb and I both enjoy walking and chatting up a storm so that works out well , we have a lot in common about nature and loving the simpler life !

Any who , yesterday I was out taking photos as spring is coming along beautifully !

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                  This little guy was  nesting in this barn house last year that Papa built  and  was looking for the barn house a week ago so Papa put it up over the weekend and the little guy moved in right away . He sits there and chirps as to tell all he has claimed it . It is made to be a Wrens house but he manages to squeeze in and out of it ok lol !

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            Then I noticed he had  the wife there so she seemed pretty happy about their living quarters lol ! I take it he did a good job of house hunting as she was singing the praises !

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                                                                            One lonely Goose flew over !

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                 My favourite place to be in the sunny warm weather , where I can sit and watch all in the back yard and eventually enjoy blooms and colour with in my gardens !

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                 I scrubbed down the patio table and the place mats and as you see here hung them on the line to dry !

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           Sitting at my patio table with camera in hand Mr Robin came to visit , they get really close to us now !

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                              He kept an eye on me and the ground for bugs or a worm moving under the grass !

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                                         Miggs was walking the yard  keeping an eye on the critters !

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                   But she didn't see Mr Bunny squeezing under my shed lol ! We have to live trap and relocate and seal up the holes under my shed  for if we don't it gets pretty over crowded and stinky under there as there are also squirrels rooming under my shed as well , I wonder if I should charge them rent lol !

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                           This Purple finch was happy he had the feeder all to himself as he was munching away  !

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       Today  it is still nice out but rainy  and foggy in the valley  but hey that's ok cause April showers bring May flowers !

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Birds are chirping and singing as it is raining the temps are a warm 10°C or 50ºF  and it is all supposed to clear up this afternoon and the sunshine is to appear  , so this morning I will putter indoors whilst it is raining and get outside later if it clears up .

                                                                           Until next time my friends


                                                                           Country Gal


Jane and Chris said...

LOVE your patio!
The barn box is fabulous,no wonder Mr Sparrow was claiming it again this year....Hmmmm, would I fit in it?
Jane x

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

we are seeing a bunny in the back yard too. but don't know where he/she is living.

oh watch the growth, after rain and coming sun! it will explode! :-)

Anvilcloud said...

It looks grand in SW Ont. You are a few weeks ahead of us -- except we are ahead in winter. lol

TexWisGirl said...

ADORABLE barn house!!! he could sell those in a heartbeat! :)

miggs looks so pretty.

Pamela Gordon said...

You've got lots going on around your yard this week. It's still cold and dreary here again today with rain for the next 2 days. We don't need rain as it will cause the rivers to rise again but there's nothing we can do about it. It doesn't affect us personally but will affect thousands when the rivers flood their banks. Have a nice day.

Patsy said...

Spring is just grand!

Kay said...

I love the "barn" bird house. I had one similar to that but it rotted away from the sun after a few years.

William Kendall said...

That purple finch is gorgeous!

Yesterday I snapped shots of a pair of Canada geese up pretty close. I was surprised by how cooperative they were.

camp and cottage living said...

Aw, so sweet Miggs having doggie friends!
Enjoy that great weather you're having..

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Everything looks so lovely, dry & Springy over your way, while it is wet & rainy with a Beaver playing havoc on our lives here.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Beautiful day to be out! Temps are slowly (very slowly) rising here, and teeny tiny leaves are starting up in the garden.
Have a lovely one!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Soggily sitting here in the new sunshine, yesterday was a downpour. And we heard that you had good weather, it's nice to know that it was beautiful somewhere in Canada.


Willow said...

Now I am so confused again as I am just learning celsius (after all these years) is 10C ~ 50 degrees F, I am back to the drawing board today ?
Love tha purple finch !!

Haddock said...

Took me on a trip at your backyard.
The first and the second picture-aren't they the common sparrow?
That Purple finch looks happy.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Belated Easter greetings, Elaine. inhave been catching up on blog reading and you have had a busy time with famiky get togethers, yard work, Miggs spa day,and the enjoying the finally nice weather. We were on a family road visits trip for Easter and now home and doing yard work as well.