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Friday, November 20, 2015

A Bit Of This &That



Starting with the weather as that seems to be the most active thing here right now lol  . The sun has been shining from the beginning of the week and the temps have been warm , last night the winds picked up and the temps dropped  this morning it is cold out   sunny with a few clouds 4°C Feels like –1 or  39°F Feels like 30F  BRR !  I think our warm stretch has come to an end now .

Not much has been going on here either it has been pretty quiet well I say quite in the sense of not much happening but quite really isn't the case with all the birdies in the yard feasting chatting away and singing all at once lol .

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From the inside of the living room the other day  I saw this Starling one of hundreds that have been stopping over in droves this past week as they are on their migration path enjoying the Sumac seeds  from our Sumac at the top of our little hill . He  was kind of hiding from me .

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I ventured out and found more interesting November things to photograph ! Like this Dandelion,  in November ? weird !

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     We all know how much I like to photograph  Fungi of every shape and size and I found these in the grass !

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Remember that big stump with the fungi on it , well this is the same stump with fungi on the side of it and it is growing fungi in other places to  and the top fungi is changing every week as well .

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                            I love going on photo shoot hunts looking for what ever catches my eye !

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                                            Can you get your head any more in there little birdy lol !

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  Here we have just one of our many male Cardinals scrounging on the ground for food ,there’s lots in the feeders  buddy !

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              Miggs napping enjoying the warmth of the sun and the sounds of the yard ! I think she nodded off whilst on yard duty , tiring job yeah know lol !

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Our paper birch tree is shedding now and it looks quite a mess but interesting at the same time ! Did you know this paper was used by the pioneers and natives to make canoes ? I saw a video of how they make one from this , it was amazing ! and they also did use it as paper to write on .

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                                                    My Geraniums I have in the house  are starting bloom .

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         We still have a few Robins about to  all though they may be on their way as it is getting cold now !


Took this with my smart phone on one of our walks  . I love all the pine cones just bursting in the trees !

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The odd Morning Dove is also hanging about some times they stay through out the winter and some times they don't .

Nature sign

I made this badge up on the computer the other day using Pic monkey I like to fiddle about and get a little creative on this program every once in a while !

Any who  that’s about all I have for today , the sun has now risen and it is shining on me through my computer room window  feels soo warm  as I sit here in my jammies  with my cuppa tea and type this  , it is 8am and so time to go get dressed and get on with my day !

                                                                           Until next time .

                                                                         Country Gal


The Furry Gnome said...

It's been a beautiful week to get out with this very late warm fall weather, but yes i think that's over. Snow forecast here.

Linda Kay said...

Lovely potpourri of pictures this morning...I can't even pick the favorite. Fungi on wood is fascinating.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Just catching up after my second eye surgery on Tuesday. Things went well and now I can actually see when I look through the lens of my Canon camera. I had stopped using it for ages because nothing was in focus. We actually saw a few snowflakes drifting down earlier this afternoon. Love your greenery arrangement in your previous post. I got mine done before the surgery.

Primitive Stars said...

Such beautiful photography, I really enjoy your pictures.Blessings Francine.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the fungi shots as well as all the birds and napping Miggs. Have a lovely weekend

William Kendall said...

The cardinal's a welcome sight!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hard to believe that winter weather is coming after viewing this post full of photos, Elaine. And sitting at the comouter with a cup of tea and wearing PJs is a perfect way to start the day...everyday!