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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another Thanksgiving Weekend Over


We had a nice long weekend this weekend it being our Thanksgiving . I cant believe how fast the time goes now a days . Saw the family had YUMMY  foods lots of laughs some weren't feeling well but they enjoyed the company .

Papa and I were able to get out and finish the majority of the garden clean up this weekend  and what ever is still in bloom which isn't much  we left for a bit of colour in the gardens and I will trim or pull  them by  the end of this week as  they should be done by then  ! 

                                                    I did  manage to get some  nature photo taking  in this weekend !

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           Saturday morning we woke to a frost covered land and George our crow alarm clock cawing his head off as he does every morning  .

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The weather has been up and down , rain yesterday,  lovely  & cool and sunny on  Saturday but frost in the morning  and Sundays weather  was perfect OCTOBER 2014 (5 of 9)

We have hundreds of Robins here with  Grackles  and Starlings  to . I think the up and down weather has them all confused , either that or they have stopped here for a bit before they continue their journey ! Today it is humid windy with clouds and sun  with the threat of thunderstorms  feels like a summer day  and the crickets are still chirping to .

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                          One of the many Robins we get in our crab apple tree . They really like the berries from it !

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   This is just a small flock of Starlings this time , we get so many flying over you cant see the sky for them all .

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We have half and half of fall colours some trees have changed , some are already  bare and some are still in the process of changing !

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Our little Downey woodpecker has returned now and enjoying the suet's . I have heard the Nuthatches but they haven’t come down to feed as of yet  and Blue jays are hogging everything lol .

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This little guy the White Crowned Sparrow was busy pulling apart what’s left of the goldenrod as it now has turned to seed as it has lost it’s brilliant vibrant yellow colour  !

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                     All in all it was a nice to see family and eat YUMMY food ,  quiet  , garden cleaning  and nature filled  Thanksgiving  weekend .

                                                                                      Until next time .

                                                                                Country Gal


Jane and Chris said...

The weather was weird,the frost killed off the last of the veggie plants.
We had a HUGE flock of starlings here last week,their chatter in the forest was deafening..happy they made it to you on time !
Jane x

Tante Mali said...

Hi Dear,
fantastic pictures, I love the birds and the frosty plants - even if I'm happy that we have warmer temperatures here!
Have a wonderful autumn and all my best from an Austrian gardener

Linda said...

Oh I do love Bird pictures, Elaine!
Great job....
No sun here at home....spitting rain
Enjoy your week...
Linda :o)

Anonymous said...

We had those couple of frosty days too. I got some nice photos of the partial moon this morning. And what a day it is turning into, quite warm and sunny. I've just been cutting off the hosta and solomon seal leaves. I kind of hate to do it while they are turning lovely shades of yellows but I think this might be the last couple of nice days. Plus, now I can see the spots that were missed when the mulch went down and I can fill them in as we have a couple of bags left in the garage. I got all the ingredients to make my bird cakes but won't be putting them out till the big flocks of grackles have left as they devour everything in sight. Enjoy this lovely day.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your photos are beautiful. I love the one with the frost on the petunias. I saw a small flock of robins in the yard last week but the birds seem to be scarce. Have a good week!

Linda Kay said...

The frost pictures are great, Elaine. Love the picture of the Blue Jays. They are kind of domineering, but I love the colors.

Bethany Carson said...

Glad you had a deliciously wonderful Thanksgiving! Now you have me looking forward to our American Thanksgiving!

Your captures of the frost are beautiful, and I also particularly liked the shots of the blue jays--such pretty birds!

William Kendall said...

Those jays are such dominant birds when it comes to feeders.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It's nice to see all the birds enjoying your backyard.
A great photo of frost on the leaves and flowers.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Stunning images! I especially love those 'frosty' ones. So lovely.

Amy at love made my home said...

I'm glad that you had a good Thanksgiving. I hope that your not so well family/friends are all feeling much better soon and that some time together for a meal did you all the power of good and brought some joy to you all. xx

Cindy said...

Beautiful post and such lovely pictures. we had one night on the road so far that went down to zero, however I never saw such evidence come the morning, glad I could share in your shots