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Monday, April 27, 2015

Another Nice Weekend In The Books


Saturday was the best day of the two this weekend and Papa and I puttered took our time and did a few things that needed to be done  . Papa re painted some of his wood shop trim on the out side , tidied  up the wood piles and I was helping by filling my little red wagon Ruby with the scrap wood and burning it in the fire pit and having a campfire .

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As lunch time approached I made a little picnic lunch of sandwiches and chips as a treat  and we had it out at our picnic table by the fire . Who needs to go camping when you can do it all right in your own yard lol !

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                             Miggs is looking at Papa wondering if he has anything for her and smelling food .

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He called her over and she sat ever so patient whilst Papa chose what he was going to give her ,she had a piece of cheddar cheese , a chip and a small biscuit  for her lunch but she had to say please and sit pretty  !

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                                                                          Good girl Miggs !

Then back to tidying up and burning more scrap wood and whilst I was doing that  Papa was busy with other stuff !

                 Yesterday Sunday started out to be a nice sunny day so whilst Papa again was busy with his stuff I took the time to take photos of birds and what ever caught my eye , cause well we all know taking photos is what I love to do !

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Up in our big old tree was Mr Northern Flicker who was doing his best at avoiding me way up there and using the branches to hide  but I was able to get a bit under and closer to him every time he lost interest in where I was as he was preening himself  so I took advantage of that , a good way to use your time to quietly sneak up on them as they aren't paying attention  then as soon as they look to see where you are stop and be still for the moment ! Works every time lol !

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Then we have these two Geese who are nesting at the end of the field near the river not far from us and they use over our house as their exercise flight path a few times a day !

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                   Then one of them takes the fight path on their own as the other stays behind on the river bank !

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                               Miggs was busy keeping the squirrels on their toes as she does every day lol !

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                                           Mr Robin watching the ground for movement of worms to catch !

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Busy place this feeding station is every day  sometimes there are so many birds and squirrels here it gets confusing and very loud lol !

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Then I hear a usual sound I hear a lot here this time of year and that’s small air craft fling over and about our valley !

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Then I saw Mr Sparrow in the barn house busy making a nest and insisting upon squeezing in and out as he has every year lol !

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We have lots of Robins this year as well as lots of Red winged Black birds , these guys calls and song remind me of the marsh/swamp I used to go to as a kid where they would sit on the tall grasses and bulrushes and sing . They do that here in our swampy /marshy area near the river but they do enjoy a good feast at the feeders every once in a while !

Well that was pretty much our weekend . The afternoon yesterday ended up cloudy after all and very chilly so we came in and watched a movie or two !

This morning is cloudy and drizzly with rain the sun is trying to come out  but lots of low cloud  is hanging over  so I will cross my fingers that the sun breaks through the cloud but for now I will just be glad the temps have warmed up again . Early this morning I saw Mrs Robin on my garden rock Papa made for me a few years ago and I thought it was  a perfect shot as I love the garden rock sign  or as I call it my garden  tomb stone lol standing joke here , my gardens and Robins  so it just seem to fit !

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                                                                                    Until next time !

                                                                              Country Gal


The Furry Gnome said...

The green lawn looks like summer at your place!

Linda Kay said...

So glad you have your own little picnic grounds, and Miggs is a great beggar! The birds are all lovely. So happy you had a great day, and have a great week this week as well!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a lovely post. You live in a lovely part of our country. Miggs is one in a million.

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice photos Elaine. I like your fire pit. We need to build a proper one this year. Our rocks that I piled in a circle last year have fallen over through the winter. It's fun to enjoy our own backyards and have picnics on nice days. Too cold here yet to do it. Have a nice day!

William Kendall said...

It looks like your place has a lot of company around. Those red wing blackbirds are quite striking- though they can be very territorial if they've got a nest close by for a few weeks.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little birdies and miggs in her summertime cut. :) love your fire ring!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I loved seeing the fire pit and picnic table, work goes on, with a little camping style lunch in between.
You have a lot of feathered visitors to those feeders, and the geese are spectacular.
They all know a good place to eat and raise their young !
Sweet Miggs who would have thought she could sit up like that, beautiful and talented :)
Have a wonderful week there at the "Cove".

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Appears much warmer up your way then here. Can't wait until we have picnic weather. Love your photos as always.

Jane and Chris said...

Fantastic shots of the flickers!
It was really chilly here,yesterday...we need some warm up.
Jane x

eileeninmd said...

Hello, a picnic on a nice day with a campfire sounds lovely.. And I always enjoy seeing your cute Miggs.. Love the woodpeckers and birds.. It is almost like camping.. Wonderful photo, enjoy your day!

Faye Henry said...

Yes, you have got to love Spring and there truly is no place like home.. xo

NanaNor's said...

Hi Elaine, Love your pics as always, especially the Flicker. Sounds like you were very productive.
Have a great week.

Gail said...

A perfect way to spend a weekend.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is so wonderful to be able to sit and to eat outside again isn't it! One of my favourite things to do! xx

Linda said...

It better warm up soon!
We had the furnace on at the cottage.....geesh!
Great photos, Elaine....
Enjoy your week .....
Linda :o)