Woods Country Cove

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Touch Of Sunshine


We havent had a lot of sunshine but what we did have  this weekend was nice to see  .  The temps have been mild yet damp and it has been cloudy and rainy mostly  this weekend  and what little snow we have is almost all gone now  and it really feels  and looks more like spring then winter  and the land is thawing out to as there are puddles every where  now  and when you have a dog that likes to roll and lay on the muddy grass  well lets just say YUK !! lol !.

Miggs has  also been relaxing on her swing on and off this weekend out on the porch watching the yard enjoying the mild temps !

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                                         Can you believe this is the last day of January already ?  WOW !  Time flys now days !

                   I took some photos  with the little bit of sunshine we had as it shone its wonderful glow on everything !

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                                  One of the many birdies taking a little drink from the puddles infront of the porch !

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                                               I do love the  sun sets now as they are setting later  each evening .

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                                                                   Even Harley is enjoying the sun sets !

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                                          Miggs had just finished her supper and was waiting to go out side.

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                                                  The look of come on mum stop the pictures and just let me out !

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                                 Please let me out now mum  I want to go chase the squirrel  I just saw over by the tree !

Yup she went out and yes she chased the squirrel lol . Papa and I putter this weekend  like most weekends lol , yeah know the usual laundry and what not  really  nothing to thrilling  lol ! . 

                                                I am joining in with Karen  and other wonderful bloggers for

                                                                   Sunlit Sunday

                                                                                         Until next time .

                                                                                 Happy February !

                            Country Gal

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Gift , Birds & Critters


First I cant beleive this is the last weekend of January already  WOW ! That went fast .

I got a lovely gift in the mail from a friend of mine whom I used to work with years ago,  she had told me to look for something in the mail  so I was excited and waiting . We keep in touch by email and phone calls and she pops in every now and then to check up on this blog .   Papa picked it up at our mailbox on his way home from work .  He came in and said you have a package  . Oh boy oh boy  I said . I opend it and this is what I got .

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A beautiful hand made Butterly chime for the inside of my house .  Oh isnt it lovely , see my friend knows how much I love butterflys  and she sent me a little note with it to . I hung it in my kitchen window  I had to close the blind to take a photo so I dont get the gloomy light from the day in the background and for the  picture the dark back ground helps to show the colours of the butterflys for the photo .   I then sent her an email thanking her . Thanks Char I love it !

Yesterday was a gloomy cold  windy day and not much was going on .. well with me anyways  but out side the birds and critters were busy feasting on and under the feeders and then they decided to flock on the shed roof for seeds from the tree and  fresh untouched snow , birds like to eat snow they use it as a sorce of water even if there is water in the winter out for them .

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There are all differnt breeds of birds here , some are Pine Siskins ,  some are  Gold Fnches , Sparrows and Juncos .

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                                                       Then two squirrles got into the action lol ! Notice no birds lol !

                 We had a dusting of snow yesterday and they were hunting for the seed from the feeders others drop instead of getting the seed from the feeders I guess seed and snow make a better meal lol  .

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                                                  This is the sceen I see every day  around my feeders !

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           They were flying and jumping from the tree to the roof and whilst on the roof they were pecking at the snow . I took all these from the inside of my upstairs hall window  so I could be higher up and to look down to get the photo, by the time I went down stairs to get more photos they had all flew up into the trees   . It can get quite loud  and busy with all the birds in our yard but I love it !

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As for Miggs well she just likes to lay on the patio under our porch on the mat by the kitchen sliding door  and watches the  commotion  thats going on in the yard . More like waiting for me to get dressed and stop taking photos to take her for a walk  at this time of the morning lol !   And that we do go for a walk every day !

The sun is shining today the winds are blowing but the temps are to warm up considerably highs are to hit +5 or 41°F that is  nice temps for us this time of year especially with the sun shining  just hope the winds calm down or blow warmer air .

  I have noticed that my google friend connect followers have been deminishing and was wondering what was going on , well I found out  .

Just a heads up !

During the past weekend, Blogger started the process of simplifying Following. This involves removing non Google accounts and profiles from Following.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count. So those who have gone from your followers are followers who do not have a google account  and were following by another sorce . Doesn’t seem simple to me for the people that were following and now cant .  So if you are finding that your folllowers are dimishing this is why !

                                  Any who thats It for me  today , the sun is shining and I am out a here lol  .

                                                                                 Until next time .

                                                                     Country Gal

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Day Of This & That


We have been getting snow fall but it is just a dusting no major accumulations  but the winds have been blowing and cold and the land has been damp  BRR ! that kind of cold damp that gets right to the bone  and that I cant handle  so it keeps me in more where it is dry and warm , but I do occationally pop out to take a photo or two , seems I cant go a day with  out taking photos of some thing,  its like an addiction for me lol !

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Not a very good photo but first thing when Miggs and I got up yeasterday I looked out the upstairs hall window as we were coming down the stairs and I saw this sitting on our garden sign ,  It was still quite dark out and I couldnt quite see  what it was but I clued in fast and figured it to be a hawk so as we got down the stairs I came to our sliding doors in the kitchen that faces this garden sign and I got my camera and took photos the best I could from in side through the window cause I knew as soon as I start to open the sliding doors he would take off and that he did !  It was a lovely thing to wake up to I thought and I am glad  the bridies were spared  as he never came back !

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Hard to see but later in the morning we had soo many finches at and under the feeders feasting like angry birds lol !

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                                                Other then the birdies at some of the feeders it has been pretty quiet here  .

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Saw this little guy peeking out the hedges as he watched to make sure the yard was safe from dog lol Miggs was in at the time so your ok little bunny !

Later in the afternoon Miggs went out and was sniffing about after this bunny and the Squirrels that had been back and forth through the yard and to stop here and there at their feeders .  Miggs .. our Miggs a going concern of fun and happiness  our Never Ending Story , have you seen or do you remeber that movie Never Ending Story with the big flying wonderful beast in . well this is that beast .  102216958_14b2c62966

                                                                                         And this is our Miggs .                                                     

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If you google the Never Ending Story beast and see all the facecial expressions  and if you are a fan of our Miggs and have seen the thousands of photos of her and her  expressions  then you can see how much she reminds us of this beast and she really is Our Never Ending Story as she birngs so much fun and joy to each and every day of our lives ! I do love this movie by the way one of my favorites ! as for Miggs well she is the love of our life and our teddy bear .

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                                                                     Miggs is on the trail of a squirrel  !

Well thats it for us today  it is cold gloomy and to be snowing a bit on and off  so a day to snuggle down with a good book , a movie or two or read blogs  and putter about and maybe bundle up for a walk or a play in the yard  who knows all I know is with Miggs by my side everything is good  and a Never Ending Story  .

                                                                         Until next time .

                                                                   Country Gal

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Up & Down With This & That


Thats what the weather has been here , up and down . Whilst all the poor people on the US east coast are digging out  like we usualy are here  this time of year  we are having spring like weather . Yesterday was chilly damp but sunny  then over night mild and rainy  what little snow we got a few weeks ago  has been melting bit by bit and after today of high winds and rain that snow will be gone and even more green grass will be showing .  Right now the temps are  6°C or  43°F and even the winds are warm   but the temps may be dropping as the day goes on .  We are to get a mix of sun and rain  for the rest of the week  and I cant believe this is the last week of January already  WOW ! were do the days go  ? !

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                     In the mornings of a promising sunny day the sun rises have been wonderul and different every day to !

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One of my Geraniums has been budding for about a week or so now and finally is blooming , nothing  like  having blooms this time year  ! I expect my other Geraniums will be starting soon to as they all seem to bloom one after the other .

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                Miggs having a conversation with either George the crow or  Speedy the Squirrel in our big old tree lol !

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I havent seen a lot of Morning Doves about this year , usually there are so many under the feeders pecking around I cant see the ground for them , not this year , just the odd few show up to peck about !

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                                                                        Miggs yesterday evening  ! It’s a dogs life lol !

                                             Miggs and Harley early this morning , neither looks impressed lol !

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Quiet days of winter here not much happening  except for up and down weather . We just had big dark clouds over us with rain and now it has all gone east and sunny skys in the west  , looks like a day of mixed weather . Oh well  it is what it is I say  , just hope Miggs and I can get out for our walk some time today  if we dont get blown away  WOW ! winds are howing and strong !

                                I would like to welcome a few new followers and thank you all for taking the time visit us here .

                                                                                   Until next time .

                                                                           Country Gal

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunlit Sunday


It has been crisp cold but sunny . The sky’s have been so clear with the brilliance of blue like a Safire.

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                                                                    I am joining in with Karen and others for .

Sunlit Sunday


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The sun rises have been getting earlier now and is slowly moving farther along the east to us .  I love how it shines in the front of the house .

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                               Sun shining on my butterfly globe with the anticipation of spring and summer on the horizon  !

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             Buds on my Geraniums  in the living room window getting closer each day to blooming as the sun warms them so !

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                                                                              And some of my Violets to !

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                      Good afternoon little  finch as he sits on our garden sign in the sun taking in the sights at the feeders !

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                             Mr Squirrel seems to be enjoying the seeds under the feeder in the light of the sun to !

Talking about the light from the sun I saw the moon last night shining brightly as it takes on the light of the sun in our night sky’s  ! I took this moon photo from inside through the window  !

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We enjoy the light from the Sun during the day, and then the comforting glow of the Moon at night. But the light coming from the Moon is an illusion. As you know, you’re actually seeing the reflected light from the Sun, bouncing off the Moon which acts like a mirror.  How cool is that .  Nature never  ceases to amaze me !

                                                                               Well thats if for me .

                                                                                      Until next time .

                                                                                  Country Gal

Friday, January 22, 2016

Winters Quiet !


That is what it has been here , quiet !  Not much going on  . The air has been cold but the sun has been shining for the most part  the winds have been fairly calm for a change and snow has been little .  Miggs and I have been enjoying our morning walks and playing in the yard after as well as enjoying the birdies at the feeders .   I went around and looked for things to photograph and found  that winter again shows me how pretty it can be  dispite the cold .

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                                                                     And how fun it can be for a dog like Miggs !

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                                 As she scoops  the sparkling snow with her tongue  like a never ending  snow cone lol !

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                                          The blue skys look cold but are filled with sun shine and birdies flying about  .

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                          How the snow gentley sits on everything displaying each and every snow flake so delicately .

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                                           How icicles form on things like Miggs beard and the edges of rooves !

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And how much the birdies enjoy a sunny winter day flying about feading at the feeders and playing peek aboo in the trees and hedges with me as I try to photograph them .

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As much as I get tired of winter  regaurdless of it being a harsh winter or not I often find myself enjoying it’s prettyness and even the plainess  or the constant white of it all .

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                I always seem to fined some colour some where about that just seems to brighten things up abit  as well as the sun that shines on it all .

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I guess it is all how you look at it , you can look at it as dull and colourless or you can look at it as a new challenging canvas  and that my friends is how I get through a quiet  winter !   I layer up get out there and enjoy what winter has to offer  with a different kind of beauty .

                                              Wishing all those in the snow storm path be safe and all have a good weekend !

                                                                                               Until next time .

                                                                                            Country Gal