Woods Country Cove

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Is In The Air


Yes I know and so is the cold , The temps have been very cold –25C with no winds earlier this morning when Miggs  and I went for our walk  earlier in the morning  Then  I was out taking photos  later in the morning and the temps have warmed up to -16°C  winds are calm for now , the sun is shining and not a cloud in the beautiful deep blue sky .  The sun has been shining almost every day and the sun is getting warmer to as it now has a UV index reading . As the sun shines on the snow it melts just a bit more each day  and the icicles drip like mad . February is almost over one more day then in to March we go . Spring is in the air according to all the birds as the males are singing their hearts out and doing their fancy dance for the ladies as the ladies look on with no interest at all , eyes roll  for the guy’s , typical  ! lol .

I often think to wonder if maybe  the female birds when the males are dancing for them and acting all goofy  sit back watch and think to them selves or say to each other ,  really ? come on you got to be kidding lol ! Yeah ok not now I have things to do lol !  I could just imagine lol !

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I was soo pleased I was able to get some good  closer photos of the birds today as they are getting used to me being about with camera in hand all though some still seem to play peekaboo with me lol !

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                               We have 9 male and 5 female Cardinals who occupy our feeders and  Cedar hedges this year . !

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                                                             The Chickadees are so quick and nosey !

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The Blue jays are all over the place and there are lots of them this year with their squawking , screeching  and making the clicking sound that they do , oh my goodness loud noisy birds and when they start making  hawk  like calls to get all the other birds away from the food so they can swoop in well that’s funny as the other birds don't pay any attention to them  they know the  real hawks lol !

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                                        Mr Downy was busy tap, tap taping away at a seed on the branch !

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                                  Mean while Miggs was enjoying the sun and of course the taste of snow !

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                                                          Oh and napping in a snow bank , crazy dog !

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I was taking photos left right and center of all I could and thinking oh boy spring is in the air I can see it in the trees the birds are especially frisky and feel it in the sunshine .

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            Mr Cedar head snow man Papa built a few weeks ago is slowly melting he has no eyes and no mouth left

                                                                                             poor fellow lol !

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                                     All the birdies seemed to be  cooperating beautifully for their portraits for me  !

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                 All though some were farther away from me then others but I still managed to snap a photo of them !

Regardless of the snow we still have or may get and the cold temps still hanging about nature knows when spring is in the air and if you stop to look and listen  it will tell you , now I am waiting for the arrival of the Robins and when they show up it is spring to me and I will be taking lots of photos of them as they are my favourite song bird !

Papa and I were in the city yesterday I for a Dr’s appointment a specialist  an  Endocrinologist  or in other words a hormone specialist as when the hormones are out of whack they can cause all kinds of health problems . . I had mentioned way back in Sept in a post that I had a spot on my pituitary gland  , It is a small tumour of 4 milometer's but the specialist said it really isn’t anything to worry about as having a tumour there is ok cause it can be treated with meds  and gone for good and I don't have to live on meds either for it , once it is gone it is gone  so that is encouraging  and she said she cant see it being cancerous either , So she took lots of blood to rule out  other things or detect other things which ever shows up for them and I am to go and see her again in April and we will take it from there !  So for now my health is up and down  and I still  take each day at a time and have my good and bad days  and take it all in stride .

                                                                                    Until next time 

                                                                                Country Gal

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lets Warm Up Wordless Wednesday


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                                                                    Country Gal

Monday, February 23, 2015

Extremely Cold, Sunny & Memories


Extreme cold warnings across the board again today ! It is  -25°C Feels like –32 °C  or  -13°F Feels like –26 °F  This extreme cold shatters records dating back to the 1970’s . Yes I remember the winters like this as a kid on our farm back then doing chores and waiting for the school bus  in the mornings . We haven’t had a winter like this since then and it is something one really has a hard time getting used to .

The good thing about it for me is the sun rose this morning and  is shining  with out a cloud in the sky , no matter how cold it is I can take a lot better with the sun shining !

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                                 I love the early morning sun just as much as I love the late evening sun  !

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                                                   The birdies were just waking up and getting some breakfast !

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                                This was Miggs and I yesterday going for our walk . Papa took a few photos .

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I had just finished cleaning off the snow from the  feeders and filling them up  and was thinking of what next I needed to do out there as Miggs was watching me !

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I still cant believe the amount of Cow birds we have here this time of year very odd as they should be  far south I guess these guys in the feeder and in the Cedar hedge didn't get that memo lol !

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                                               The cold keeps the birdies moving and feasting to stay warm !

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                                        Mr Nut hatch always waits till the feeders are vacant to get his food !

As I had said earlier in the post this extreme cold  was with us way back in the 70’s when I was a kid on our hobby farm but the amount of snow we have now thank goodness is nothing compared to then  .


Yup that's me way back in the 70’s  when it was very cold and we had lots of snow then and I still manage to get out side in this frigid cold even now a days lol !


I was a bit older in this above photo with my hunting dog Bessie . I was always outdoors no matter the weather lol this is at the back of the farm in the woods which was my favourite place to play !


And that's my dad and I with our Holstein bull calves I named steak and hamburger lol I was a strange kid lol !

So even though the winters haven’t been this cold since the 70’s it is bringing back some good memories of the winters I had been through on the little hobby farm that I miss all so  very much .


                                       Me mum feeding the chickens with her apron on under her coat !  

                                                                           Until next time , stay safe & cozy  .

                                                                                 Country Gal

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Snowy Peek Of Sun Day


It snowed most of the day yesterday  big snow flakes , little snow flakes , all sticky and new .  We puttered inside for most of the day  I did  some laundry , read wonderful blogs   watched a movie or two   Miggs in and out looking like a snow beast every time ! This is after she shakes it off lol !

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                                                 Here Miggs is watching a squirrel in our big old tree !

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                                      Guess she gave up and decided to pose for the camera instead lol !

By the late afternoon earlyish evening Papa went out and did again more snow blowing as the snow that fell accumulated, there has been a  lot of snow blowing being done this year thank goodness for it to I would hate to have to shovel it all . Any who  the temps were mild and we decided to have burgers on  the BBQ so Papa did that for us after he had done the snow blowing as he was  barbequing the sun shone just as it was setting and it was so pretty with it’s orangey glow as it reflected off of the sky , clouds and  dampish atmosphere .

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                            The snow  that was sticking to the trees was picking up a bit of the suns glow to  !

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As the sun was setting lower in the western horizon a thin layer of cloud moved in front of it  and gave the sky a different look as all  the colour bounced from place to place .

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Despite all the snow falling having the sun appear even for a moment especially at sun set after a day of cloud makes it that much better and puts a nice touch to the end of the day  . The days are now getting longer  , when the sun rises it is earlier and when it sets it sets later  and will after the 8th of March as we spring the clocks forward and hour cant wait for that and the Cardinal's and other birdies are singing their mating songs . I am watching for the Robins return which should be soon  cause spring is on it’s way  officially in 25 days and I am so looking forward to it .

It is snowing again so I am off to clean off and refill the feeders for my birdies and critters then playtime in the yard with Miggs and maybe a walk then a bit more laundry to be done when I come in  and more puttering .

                                                                    I love to putter don't you ?.

                                                              Joining in with  Sunlit Sunday's .

                                I would like to thank all for visiting and  big Welcome  to some new followers !

                                                                        Until next time my friends  !

                                                                        Country Gal

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday's Critters


It is a snowy mild day here today so I thought I would share some of our critters with you from yesterday ! Living in a valley we have lots of different critters and I love photographing as many as I can and I love them all .

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                                                            Mr Chickadee with an entire feeder to himself  !

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This log is burrowed out in the centre and I put seed in it for my critters and these Goldfinch just love it !

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                                                   Mr Blue jay is checking out what’s going on down below !

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                                         Little Finchy here just finished his piece of seed and is taking a break !

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                                 Miggs always watching the goings on in the yard and soaking up a bit of sunshine !

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                                   Mr Cardinal is trying to hide from me in these tall trees .. but I can see you !

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                               The birdies are feasting a lot now and are busy fluttering from one feeder to the next !

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                                    Then we have  a few that are making home or at least thinking about it !

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                       Papa got home from work and did a bit of snow blowing so we can get more wood from the back to bring up to the house and of course Miggs has to supervise lol !

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                 It was time for supper so Miggs and Papa came  in and both Miggs and Harley had play time .

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                                                                                                Or not lol !

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                                             Harley just wanted her supper no playing was to be done !

                                                     So they had their supper and all was well after that !

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This is Miggs bed but Harley likes it so she also sleeps in it lol and well Miggs just doesn’t care , they truly are buddies !

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                                                Harley  has the look as if to say  “ mum I got here first “ !  .

                                                          I am joining in with Saturday's Critters  .

                                                                                   Until next time

                                                                                 Country Gal