Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This & That


A few clouds

18°C Feels like 19  °C  or 64°F Feels like 66°F right now .

Yup that is our temps nice and cool with very low humidity .  It has been fall like here  just lovely . I cant believe  it is the last week of August already my goodness where do the days and time go ? !  It has been pretty low key here , Papa has been busy with work and Miggs and I have been puttering during the week , enjoying our long walks in this fresh cool air for sure !  With the comings and goings of birds  the yard has been busy as has the feeders ! The Grackles have left with their babies now but the Blue Jays have returned as has the sweet little Chickadees . The hummers have been fighting over who's nectar feeder is who's all though I have a total of 4 out there for them as well as the Oriole  feeders which they seem to have taken off to now !  The Eastern Blue birds are about but very skittish I think they are passing through though as they don't seem to stay in one place for long . Starlings are flying in huge flocks over the valley , Crows are active again . lots of pray birds soaring over the valley looking for food and the Monarch butterfly's have been hording the wild flowers in the field beside us more so now .  The crickets , Cicadas and grass hoppers have been very vocal to .   Over the weekend Papa put my tractors name on her for me  , he got a new paint sprayer and it works wonderful and no over spray at all he said !  He hook's it up to his air compressor and it works like a charm !

AUGUST 2015 (44 of 75)

                                                 I know ,  weird huh ?   I like it though good job Papa !

I have been taking photos of all kinds of things, as this time of year as the seasons start to change  the land and nature seems to as well so many different things  to photograph and well it is just what I do to pass the time when all is said and done chore wise lol  .

AUGUST 2015 (61 of 75)

There are hundreds of yellow Cabbage moths around and White ones but the yellow ones seem to stop and rest more lol

AUGUST 2015 (62 of 75)

     Golden rod galore in the ditches and fields . I love the look of it and how it flows in the breeze  they are all over

                                                                                     5 feet tall !

AUGUST 2015 (63 of 75)

Lots of milk weed in the field beside us to but no Monarchs are on them as they seem to prefer the other wild flowers this time .

AUGUST 2015 (66 of 75)

I love walking through this field with all the grasshoppers jumping in front of me the sound of them and all the crickets deep in the grasses as the field hums  whilst it also rustles in the breezes  and butterfly’s of all kinds and moths  flutter about .

AUGUST 2015 (69 of 75)

Huge wild Aster flowers all ready to bloom as they compete with the Golden rod for sunlight and are also over 5 feet tall !

AUGUST 2015 (75 of 75)

Back in the yard the squirrels have been collecting food and hiding it preparing the for changing season to come  and keeping Miggs busy lol !

AUGUST 2015 (46 of 75)

                      Most of the garden flowers are coming to an end whilst others still thrive any where they like !

AUGUST 2015 (51 of 75)

                              The Sparrows have been taking a lot of baths lately and gathering at the  fountain bath !

AUGUST 2015 (56 of 75)

AUGUST 2015 (23 of 75)

Hummy has been busy zooming from feeder to feeder and then rests in our crab apple tree  which is getting it’s berries growing again and the leaves are slowly changing on it already .

AUGUST 2015 (18 of 75)

                                            Our White paper Birch trees leave are also beginning to change !

AUGUST 2015 (19 of 75)

AUGUST 2015 (38 of 75)

The sun sets over the valley have been lovely to and I have noticed the sun sets earlier now at about  8pm  and it rises later at 6:45 am now .

AUGUST 2015 (33 of 75)

Well by the look of Miggs snoozing here that’s all I have for today , the long walks just tier  her out lol and chasing critters of course and playing ball lol ! Thank you to all who wished Miggs a happy birthday on my Sunday post Miggs was happy to have all the wishes and she got a lovely special  piece of cake  to lol !

              The air  and land is changing , nature is shifting about , harvesting has started on all the farms  , kids are back to  school here on the 8th of September  after our long weekend  coming up  and all are  preparing for our next season of Fall  starting  September 23rd !

                                        Any who  , I will be off now, don't want to bore you all to much lol  .

                                                                           Until next time  .

                                                                 Country Gal


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, We too are seeing lots of changes. Love hearing about all your birds; we just put out a hummer feeder and hope they find it.
Have a great week; it was nice getting caught up.
Hugs, Noreen

Deb said...

Hi Elaine - Love your photos but especially the one with all the bathers. How sweet are they. I enjoy so much seeing the birds come for a drink and a bath. It is really cool here today and the first real Fall-like feel in the air. It's just around the corner. "Hi Miggs".

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

As always, lovely photos and post! That feeling of fall is definitely in the air, and you're right about the birds. For the first time today, I heard Chickadees, and you're hearing them too confirms what's coming, doesn't it? And I LOVE the name on your new tractor, what fun, and *they* should all have names, shouldn't they? :-)

Hope your day is enjoyable, despite that they're getting shorter!

Linda said...

Quite a change in the weather today, eh Elaine?
Looks like the gardens are winding down...
Love all your Bird shots!
Enjoy your evening!
Linda :o)

William Kendall said...

I wonder what the birds make out of the carved bunny on the fountain.

Gail said...

Fall feels like it arrived here and I have enjoyed the cooler days.

I did not complain of the heat in summer. I hope I don't complain in winter. We could use some rain.

Your photos are fantastic.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely post of the changes in the season that we are noticing here as well. Although it's still very humid here but will be cooling down by Friday. Rain for the next 2 days I hear. Have a good evening. Oh. I like your tractor's name. :)

Michelle said...

Love your tractor's name!

The Furry Gnome said...

You're right, the seasons are shifting and fall is nearly here!

Margaret Adamson said...

great post but for me, the last sshot of MIggs at the end is the best!

Linda Kay said...

Cute to have "Betsy" on your tractor! My girlfriend has a bobcat and just loves it. Nice that you are having some cooler weather, it's in the upper 90s and 100s in Texas!

Janneke said...

Here on the other side of the world the weather has changed too, from rather hot to 18 degr.C., like your weather. I love this temperature, it gives me so much energy. As I´m also a nature lover and make daily early morning walks with Snarf I love your post, showing critters and plants on your walks. These sparrows in the fountain bath are fun, we used to have plenty of sparrows here in the Netherlands but recent decades their numbers have drastically declined.

Anvilcloud said...

We certainly went from torrid heat to cool temps abruptly. Too much IMO. For better or worse, it's supposed to heat up pretty good again soon.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We've had a week away in Ottawa so I"ve got some catching up to do. It is always great to go away but fantastic to get home.