Woods Country Cove

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ok Mother Nature



                                                                              THIS ISN’T FUNNY ANY MORE !

                                                               And it isn’t even April fools day yet that is tomorrow !!!

We had a beautiful sunny mild day with rain and then sunshine by the evening as the sun was setting I was out taking photos enjoying the lack of snow  and all the melting  and the promise of more grass to be showing !

                                                           These are from yesterday  evening !

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                                                   Oh glorious puddles means the  land is warming up .

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                                   The sun shining in the west as it slowly sets  and Mr moon out in the south .

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                                  The Turkey vulture's were searching over the lands looking for some tasty pickings !

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                          Miggs was enjoying a game of ball and laying on one of last melting snow piles we have !

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                 Then she spotted a Squirrel  in our crab apple tree ! Go away , Go away she barked at him lol !

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In the distance and in the light of the sun set Tundra Swans take flight to their feeding destination and huddle down for the night !

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                                       There were hundreds of them  flying all in individual groups !

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A bit of scenery with little snow we have left and the sun set shining on the trees and in the forest at top of the valley !

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                             Mr Robin huddling down for the rest of the evening or maybe just taking a break lol !

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As you can see not much snow left and Miggs is oh so trying to lay on every last pile before it all melts away !

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The sun set shining on out big old tree my favourite tree and the birdies favourite tree in our yard !

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Well Miggs time to go in now it’s getting darker all though the sun didn’t fully set till 8pm but we went in anyways and had a cuppa tea  , the entire time  Miggs and I were outside Papa was in his shop busy on another project , we will show that when all is said and done lol so in we went . Then Papa locked up the shop for the night and came in to and had a cuppa tea .

         So  as the evening went on we watched a few of our shows then it was off to bed  at 10pm Papa gets up early , blinds closed windows open a bit and the sound of Robins and other birdies this morning woke me , me thinking another nice spring day .

                                                      AND THEN  WHACK   !!!! like a smack in the chops !!


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                     Oh man what the heck is this !!! I said out loud !! Ok Mother nature this is not funny !

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In the blue hour of the morning we call it snow was already on the ground and it is still snowing as of now and it is 8am  REALLY !!!  Old man winter had some of this left in his bellows so I guess he sneezed cause it’s all over us once again !

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               Mrs Spring you are not doing a good job at getting Old man winter out of here are you ??

                        Oh brother I say eyes rolling in the back of my head .. come on !! enough already  !

                                     Well here we go again and start with the melt all over again !

                                                                    Until next time .

                                                                       Country Gal

Monday, March 30, 2015

Harley Came Out To Play !



Ok more like ooze in a sun puddle  lol !  So I took photos as she isn’t that keen on having her photo taken but this time she was posing  for me  in  her cat like way !

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Our cat Harley is mostly antisocial and only hangs with us when she wants to which isn't very much , she can be affectionate and loves to be scratched but then she makes the decision when enough is enough and goes off to snooze  which she seems to like to snooze a lot and in Miggy’s beds lol and Harley will play with Miggs from time to time  she is the instigator  to . She doesn't like the sound of me emptying the dishwasher either she cry's and almost howls at the sound  , but when I am in the kitchen making tea for some reason she appears from no where and chats up a storm and I say tell me more stories Harley and she can go on for ever lol   Harley loves the freeze dried salmon treats and will sit up pretty and give me a high five  paw for one .

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                                   Harley kept turning upside down and  showing her cutsie side lol !

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                      Then she had enough of posing for me  and fell asleep in the warmth of the sun puddle .

It is funny cause even though she doesn't have much to do with us or Miggs really  she doesn't like it if we all go out and she is left at home , she wonders the house meowing for us and she does the same thing when Miggs has gone for a walk with Papa  . Harley is a night owl and that’s when she plays and runs about and she forgets we are in bed at the time , she calls for us  and really sounds like she is saying mum , mum . mum . Cats are funny creatures they are either really affectionate or only affectionate on their terms .  Oh  and she got her name Harley cause she purrs deep and  loud  with a rumble  like a Harley motorcycle .

                                                                     That's our Harley Roo !

                                                                             Country Gal

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bird Watching


I love just sitting in my  birding chair or standing near our big tree watching the birds in the trees and at the feeders . We have had lots of Pine Siskins here this year and they are just so cute and not camera shy at all which is good for me lol !

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I find these little Pine Siskins get mistaken for Goldfinch which can easily be done if your not familiar with birds  and their markings or sounds  and the beak shapes and sizes especially when they are in mixed in a group of Goldfinches  !

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Theses little guys just seem to ignore me as I got quite close to them  to take their photos , this little guy here was keeping an eye on me though .

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Then Mr Cardinal came along to see what all was going on and why I was so close to the other birdies !

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I guess he was wanting to strike a pose or two for me and felt left out  , I thought that was good of him  thank you Mr Cardinal .

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                         Oh I see now you just wanted to get some food  , well help your self my feathered friend !

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Well then I saw more different birds started to hang about me in the big tree wondering what was going on to and I got their photos as well !  Oh I was having so much fun taking their photos  , watching and chatting to them .

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                                                                                      Hello Downy !

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                                                            Oh and a Hello to you to Mrs Goldfinch !

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                                                                               I see you Mr Robin !!

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          Oh your up there now eh? Mr Downy ! Yes we all love this big old tree ! It is over 100 years old and is our favourite tree isn’t  it guys ! Yes I do talk to the birdies like this  , they eventually get used to ones voice and become more calm with you   and around you !

MARCH 2015 (36 of 44)    Ok ,Ok I hear you up there stay still and I will take your photo.  This little Pine Siskin was making his funny buzz sound at me trying to get my attention  well it worked !

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Then he came down to the feeder as he felt safe around me with my camera in hand ! Sometimes they are ok with people but sometime times them seeing a big black thing being pointed at them and the reflection of the lens frightens them so I use my lens hood on the end of my lenses  it helps .

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                                   Mr & Mrs Dovey looking like they are have a conversation on Papa’s tool shed !

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                     The Goldfinch finally have a chance at the feeder as the Pine Siskin take perch and rest .

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Well Goldfinches that didn’t last long now did it lol ! This guy looked like he was doing an Elvis impression with his do like that , actually he was warning me trying to look big and tuff !  Same with this one on the other side !

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                   Ok , Ok guys I will leave you to eat in peace GEESH !!!  I can watch birds all day , they are such amazing creatures !

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                            Oh and of course our Miggs who insists on laying on the few snow piles we have left !

                                 Nature …. so full of wonder ,  amazement , power , intelligent’s ,  and beauty !

                                                                                  Until next time

                                                                                          Country Gal

Friday, March 27, 2015

At Evenings Dusk


The Robins , my favourite song birds . They love to chirp and sing and serenade us into the evenings as the dark cloaks the land .

Robin singing at evenings dusk

Miggs was out with me whilst I was recording all the lovely sounds of the Robins . Their chirp some times sounds like they are laughing and their song is music to my ears !

Robins all around chirping and singing .

I love how their song echo's through out the valley both in the  evenings and early mornings.

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This photo is of our Mr Robin after most of the snow had dropped off the tree from yesterday's snow fall ! Some of the snow we got yesterday did melt just not all of it yet !

Robins singing and chirping

So I guess you can tell the Robin is my favourite bird  cant you lol ?  they always have been right from when I was a kid. After  our winters this bird is who I wait for to return and is my ultimate sign of spring  and sing his pretty song for us . I have a CD of the Robins singing and listen to it over the winter months . I love the nature CD’s  called  Solitudes .  I am a birder and love all the birdies and  all nature  , I  just cant get enough of it’s wonder , beauty and  the Awe of it all .

                                                                        So what’s your favourite birdy and why  ?

                                                                                           Until next time

                                                                                        Country Gal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What The Beep , Beep !!


We went from nice spring weather sunshine , snow was melting  ,lots of grass showing to rain yesterday  and mild ! 

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                                                                                   Then to this !!!!!!!!!!!

  after it rained again ! YUK !  This is not funny mother nature !  and it is still snowing  ! yeah ok it is heavy wet sticky snow that will probably melt I hope soon , but still I don't like it when it snows on my parade of spring promise  BOOHOO !!!

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                           Mr & Mrs Robin we have hanging out in our yard were none to impressed either ! by the looks on their face and body language a few choice words had been said by them to in their own chirp chirps !

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             Well I must say I didn’t see this coming !  Oh well I guess old man winter has giving  one more and hope it is the last blast to us as a pay back for wanting spring so bad ,  I raspberry you old man winter !Nyah-Nyah

Well I guess I am off to shovel the walkways around the house again ( eyes roll in back of head ) I just hope all this snow melts soon and fast !

                         I would like to  Thank  all of you for your Birthday wishes yesterday  !

                                                                       Until next time !

                                                                      Country Gal