Woods Country Cove

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Happy Photo Nut Here

It is a rainy day here today and a bit windier then I like but my gardens are loving it as are we for it is a day of rest from all the gardening and out door stuff we have been busy with  . I am now all over the Windows Live Writer dilemma  as I have discovered that blogger template is good and I am now a member of Pic monkey and I love what you can do with your photos , water marks and all it offers Papa said well if you enjoy the free version why not get the entire package for only $4.99 a month through pay pal  that Papa has  and that way I can get to all of their awesome editing  .  Thanks Papa  I have been having fun with it already !.

I love what I can do with my photos now  . I have always liked a nice presentation to my posts and photos  for me it makes it more enjoyable to do and a nicer touch  for my readers .. I hope .

       So what ya think ?  Do you like the new look of my photos ?  I know I do and I can do so much more to with them . So look out folks I am on a photo editing roll lol !

 Until next time

   Country Gal

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Busy Days

Hi every one .

I have been busy figuring out how to do my posts and photos now that  Windows Live Writer is down and out for now  . I started using the blogger template in the beginning before I discovered  Live Writer and now I am discovering  blogger template all over again and I am pretty impressed . The only thing is blogger template doesn't have a water mark or a way to fancy up your photos . But what the heck  I will do my best here . I have found that Pic monkey works for that and I can just put my photos I want to use in a folder after I have gussied them up a bit to be transferred to this post . 

Our Baby Robins have flown the coop or nest I should say  . It was great watching them stretch their wings as they prepare to leave the nest . One by one they all did it with ease !

 Bye Bye Little ones , come back and visit us . It was a joy to see them take flight but sad to watch them go at the same time !

 Papa and I were busy today with yet another garden edging build for the front of the house  only this one was straight forward and not a lot of cutting  either  . 

 So that's that one all done  now as well . Looks good Papa  I love your garden edging ideas !
I then went around and just took photos after !

 So as you can see here I have found a way to do my posts and I am happy with the results.
Weather has been lovely  , we are to be getting lots of rain tonight and all day tomorrow so I will be investigating the posting aspect of this blogger template more and playing with my photos more on Pic monkey and of course catching up on all your wonderful blogs !

                                                                               Until next time .
                                                                         Country Gal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Microsoft At It Again

There are lots of angry bloggers out there including myself at Microsoft . The company made a big mistake with Windows Live Writer making it no longer compatible with Blogger or BlogSpot big mistake guys ! Lots of bloggers like myself rely on Windows Live Writer to do their post on and then publish to their blog . I myself am angry they have done this ! The CEO of Microsoft Scott Hansleman has had many tweets , facebook and blog comments on his blog about this including from me ! I told him that I had been using Windows Live Write for years to do my posts and publish them to blogspot and have been very happy with the software and it is a crying shame to muck about with a good thing and why would one do that anyways . I also said that this will loose them a lot of users . So that was my input to it all I also told them to get it fixed ASAP ! lol !

I am giving this post a trial and error run to see if I can write the post here on Windows Live Writer and copy and paste to blogger post template and see if that will work for now !

Any who I have been gardening and busy out doors . The weather has been lovely . I will see how this post does first then I will get photos up on the next . As I see here copy or cut and paste does not do what I want no fancy font or anything just boring blogger font BOOHOO !! Oh well I hope they get Live Writer up and running soon !

Until next time .

Country Gal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Having Problems

Hi everyone:
I am just popping in to let ya all know I am having problems with blogger and Windows Live Writer all of a sudden so I am having to use the actual blogger posting YUK !!. I will have Papa look and see if he can figure it out . In the mean time I have a few photos Papa took the other day of our baby Robins .

Until next time .


Monday, May 25, 2015

Friday , Saturday & Sunday


A mixed bag of all sorts for these three days of this and that .  Were to begin  ?. Lets see… oh yeah Miggs and I Friday went for a lovely early morning walk  the birds were singing  Miggs was doing a lot of stop and sniff so there was a lot of come on Miggs lets walk lol  , the breeze was blowing a nice fresh scent of  Lilac trees and bushes  in the air  and the sun was shining , how wonderful  . We were on our road just a few minuets from the house and I saw what I thought was a big leaf in the grass then I got closer and realized it wasn’t a leaf but a large moth  a Polyphemus Moth and a pretty one to. 

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The poor thing  was struggling to fly so I let it climb on my sleeve and carried him home and put him in my garden in the sunshine on one of my flowers . The moth stayed there for quite some time but sadly he passed away . My day was a bit off because of it I just wished I could of done more for this wonderful creature !

I then continued to putter for the rest of the day ! Friday over night and into Saturday morning our temps dropped to where we had a frost and it was hard enough to kill some of my annuals  boy I should of gone with my instinct when I heard the weather people calling for a frost warning and covered my plants with burlap to protect them  SHUCKS !!  oh well  . Saturday Papa and I went to town did a few bits and pieces there and came home . He then painted the butterfly and hummer garden with  the paint  he chose ,a forest green and is in the process of making and staining the wood seats he is to put on the edges like a bench seat for the garden . It was a  nice day for being out doors !

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                One more coat of paint should do it ! Then bench seats go on . I will show it all done soon !

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                                                     And of course Miggs is tired  from supervising all this lol !

Sunday :  We had a nice day to . We had the chiminea going … nothing like the smell of wood smoke in the air , I hung some laundry out and Papa got busy building a ramp for my potting shed !

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   I helped  with the building of my ramp and took photos in between whilst Papa was busy with figuring out measurements and what not !

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                    All done . A nice ramp for my potting shed ! Thanks Papa it looks great and works well for me !

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What do we have here  ? three little hungry babies that are getting to big for the nest . So Papa and I put an old chair pad under the nest to help just in case any fall out  to ease the landing for them !

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Mama Robin has been busy feeding and cleaning out the nest for a few days now ! She make me feel tired watching her do all that hard work !

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                                                  Looks a little crammed  and not very comfy now Mrs Robin !

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                                             Just a random photo of our butterfly flower , it is soo pretty !

Then all of a sudden I hear this huge deep engine from up above ,, me thinking what the  BEEP !!! is that , Then suddenly from over the top of our big tree came this huge jet … a C17 Globe Master air craft ,  cool  snap snap goes my camera !

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then all settled down again after that and the rest of the day was spent relaxing . So that was our  Friday , Saturday & Sunday .

    Papa is home today and it is his B-day . Happy Birthday Papa . It is to be a cloudy possibly rainy day , we are going to be in town for the afternoon  but the morning we  will be chillin and relaxing and planning our days ahead !

                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                           Country Gal

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Bit Of This & That



The weather has been sunny yet chilly for this time of year but I am still enjoying it ,  by this weekend it is to warm up like it should be from now on .

I have been busy with gardens  and lawns  now maintaining them and my in laws who live next door are away on a road trip with camper in tow through the west coast . They are having a blast and send us emails and photos along the way .  Our Aunt Marylin is staying at their house looking after their cats and dog and Papa and I are also helping with the maintaining of their property which is a lot bigger then ours and lots more gardens . So   I have been a bit absent in commenting on blogs  .

Any who , I cut some Lilacs and brought them in and put them in my favourite jugs , one on the kitchen table and the other on the coffee table in the living room the aroma is wonderful .

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                                 Nothing like waking up and coming down stairs to the sweet  smell of fresh Lilacs .

             I managed to take a few more photos yesterday as I am now on the hunt for more blooms in our  gardens .

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This is what’s growing in our gardens right now so far some are perennial's and some annuals  but all so pretty and I cant wait for them to all plump up !

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               I spotted this fungi growing on the down tree in the field beside us so I just had to take photos of it !

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                                    Miggs enjoying the cool breeze and warm sunshine after our long walk !

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I got to close to Mrs Robins nest and she sat on the garden edging just telling and warning me off  again . silly bird she knows I wouldn't hurt her babies  just photograph them lol !

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                                                                                  Lunch for the kiddies !

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Talking about food  well ok not worms of course  lol  Our Aunt Marylin who is staying at the in-laws house whilst on a road trip brought over this home made Strawberry rhubarb from the garden crumble pie  . YUMMY !

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                                          In return she took some Lilacs from our bushes  to enjoy in the house .

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So there you have it a bit of this and that going on in our neck of the woods , the kind of this and that I so enjoy !

                                                                               Until next time .

                                                               Country Gal

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What Have We Here ?



  Mrs Robins babies are  hatched  , growing fast  and up  with opened mouthed  hungriness . She has three in there but I could only get photos of one of them who pops his head up with mouth open every time there is a sound of the door that they are beside closes as it vibrates the side of the house there fore their nest as he seems to think it is his mama returning .

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I think this little guy is the biggest of the three and strongest as he is always first to pop up with his mouth open even when Mrs Robin returns with food !

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They don't seem to peep very loud yet but Mrs Robin sure makes a fuss when we come out the door she and they are near as she chirps  and flaps about frantically with a warning to us , then one of us talks to her and she actually calms down  as if to say ……  oh oh ya it’s just you guys  .. ok !!  all's good then  lol !

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I took these photos yesterday evening as the sun was setting and Mrs Robin had fed them  and then she laid down to keep them warm and took a rest  so I  headed in and said good night to her and let her be with her babies for the night !

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                                              All snug as a bug in a rug  night night Mrs Robin !

                          This morning she was up and out early hunting for breakfast for the little gaffers !

           The weather is over cast and chilly this morning with the promise of sunshine later & warming up !     

                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                 Country Gal

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our Lilacs & Crab Apple Tree Blossom's


                                                        For todays WORDLESS WEDNESDAY !

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                                                                  Country Gal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WOW! A Busy Yet Successful Weekend



Hi every one . I am back now that our long weekend is over and boy were we busy and sore and achy and tired but all well worth it as we have finished  building up our gardens and planting them . We had planned to redo the garden edging of some of the gardens this year and we redid and built the centre garden edging in more sturdy material then we have had for the past 6 years , we made them out of hard wood . We attached, cut and shaped  each piece of wood to fit  almost like a puzzle  and it  looks great . We did the garden around the birch tree the same last weekend ,we also did a smaller edging around our Azalea shrub we just got  , then we filled all the gardens with fresh top soil  planted a few Annual's but this year we went with more flowing perennials  as we are trying to  have the gardens with more plants that come back each year and flower in intervals of the spring summer and fall seasons and we don't have to keep buying flowers as much either lol and in between all that we cut the grass did the trimming and  then finally watered all the gardens and then  relaxed and enjoyed . 

                   Saturday  morning we went to our favourite garden centre early  and came home with all of these pretties !

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              Got home switched the van for the truck and trailer then we went to get top soil   got home from that and then the  measuring and building began!  Papa already had all the wood from the beginning of the week !

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                          Lots of cutting and drilling and piecing  the  pieces of wood together  like a puzzle,  all Papa’s creation !

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                           We did both sides of this garden in the above photo all on Saturday . Then we did lots of loads of top soil with my tractor Betsy and trailer from the truck and trailer that we went and got filled with top soil  and did new top soil for each garden newly built and older ones  and  a bit of planting , by the end of the day we were both zonked  ,dog gone tired and achy .

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Papa used a special glue for the cinder block butterfly & hummer garden edging then we filled it with top soil and planted perennial hummer and butterfly flowers  and bushes in it and later Papa will be attaching nice finished planks of wood to each  side so one can sit at the garden like on a bench seat .

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          Our little Azalea in her own little  garden we also built  this weekend that will grow into a 4 foot  high and 3 foot wide if not bigger  , pretty shrub that will bloom each year !

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               Our back garden edging  was already done  just need to add another layer of wood  soon, we just put fresh top soil in and some flowering perennial's !

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               Our front garden is planted with a mix of perennial's and annuals , trying to keep the annual's in the gardens down to a dull roar now  .

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           I still have a few flowers to plant in a half barrel and a planter  two for the front and  one for the pergola there  in the centre of this garden with my bird bath fountain then that will be it for this year for gardens and planting ! Now we get to sit back and watch our gardens grow and enjoy it all !

                         The weather wasn’t to bad this past long weekend overcast with sun shine at the ends of the day Saturday it rained a little bit but not enough to stop the process of building and planting , Sunday was over cast and humid but a cool breeze was blowing by mid day and sun was peeking out  , yesterdays weather pretty much the same so it was perfect for working out in the gardens . All in all it was a fun yet busy tiring weekend but I find it so rewarding when all is said and done and now we have lovely gardens to enjoy all summer !

                         Back to normal now Papa is at work BOOHOO ! I so love having him home  poor guy goes to work to get rest from me and all the honey to do lists lol just kidding he enjoys building, creating  and gardening to lol !

                                                                   So that was our long weekend  .

           Oh as I sit here  typing with the window open the sun is rising birds are singing and  a nice  fresh early morning breeze is blowing in the window and it is carrying the fresh sweet smell of my Lilacs in it ,  smells soo good !!! Time to cut some and bring them in for my kitchen table.

Mrs Robins babies hatched Friday and now she has been busy back and forth feeding them and Mr Robin to , cant see them yet but can hear the faint peep peep from them ,  I am sure we will see them son as they grow to big for the nest and see their heads pop out of it every now and then , Mrs Robin built that nest deep .

                                                                  Until next time my friends !

                                                                             Country Gal