Woods Country Cove

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

From My Lawn/ Birding Chair


It was such a lovely day I decided to sit in my lawn / birding chair and take in all the busyness of the yard with camera in hand , sitting still and quietly  watching waiting for those perfect moments .

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I could sit there watching and taking photos of the wild life for hours , study them , get to know their characters and how close they will let me get to them in their comfort zone knowing I wont hurt them  but just want to take their photo .  Some seem obliged and almost pose for me like this little guy in the above photo and others well , they turn their back to me or they take off but come back to be nosey and see what I am all about  !

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                                                        Nope  , not looking at you lady ! Awe come on Alvin , please !

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                                               We have two chipmunks here and they are both ever so cute .

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                                                       This is Theodore he is smaller and lighter in colour then Alvin !

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Our Mr Sparrow at his home waiting for the Mrs ! They are both very friendly and will strike a pose for me and let me get quite close as you see here !

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                                            The sun was shining the breeze was cool and all were busy in the yard .

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This little guy our Song Sparrow he seems to blend in with the left over seed on the ground as he was taking feed breaks in between his pretty serenading  song  from the tops of the hedges !

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                    The Juncos are feasting like mad as it is almost time for them to leave for our warmer weather !

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                                              I love sitting out there watching them all and listening to them .

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And of course photographing them ! It can be quite a challenge to time their movements  , if they are to fly away or flee or just sit there and take no notice of me or come close to get a better look lol !

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                  Whilst I was sitting doing all this Miggs was  laying on her swing enjoying the breeze and the sounds of the yard .

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Nature always amazes me and I cant get enough of it , it is my music , my movie , my tranquility , my sane , my canvas , I get so lost in it’s wonder and beauty !

                                                                                           Until next time .

                                                                                        Country Gal

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Happenings


I am loving this spring weather we are having today , the sun is shining all though the air is a bit chiller then I like it with winds but the sky's have been so clear and a brilliant colour of blue  , the grass is greening up  and getting thicker and all things spring are popping up everywhere . Birds  singing and nesting , Critters chasing each other about , flowers and buds almost ready to pop I cant contain my self it is wonderful to have spring here .

           Miggs and I went for a nice walk then I was out taking photos of the spring happenings here in  our  neck of

                                                                             the Woods Country Cove .

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Mr & Mrs Sparrow have moved into the house Papa built and put up on our sign in the center garden this past weekend , I love seeing them and we can see them from the kitchen sliding doors now to .

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                         Miggs is on squirrel patrol as they chase each other around the yard from feeder to feeder !

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                                She just finished  chasing these two above  up our big old tree ! and giving them her last word lol !

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                                                         I have lots of English daisies blooming already .

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                                                               Hyacinths are slowly making an appearance to !

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                                                                      And a few Daffodils are ready to pop !

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                                                                      So much lovely spring going on here !

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                      Lilac bushes budding , cant wait for them to be in bloom I have 10 bushes and all have different colors .

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The Robins have been busy feasting on grubs and worms , we have lots of Robins here this year and some seem to be making home in our cedar hedge again this year.

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                                                                         They also love our bird bath fountain !

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Our little song Sparrow who has taken up residents in our cedar hedges as well has been serenading us all day with his lovely song !

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                                                                           As has the Red wing Black birds !

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The yard and valley is so busy and full of lovely sounds from birds to peepers at night and in the early mornings . It is the wake up call of the wild with spring here and I feel so blessed to see and hear it all .

Well that's it for now  I must get back out there and enjoy more spring as the sun is shining and the land is waiting for me to discover more of it’s beauty .

                                                                                   Until next time .

                                                                        Country Gal index

Monday, March 28, 2016

A Great Easter Weekend


It was a great Easter weekend , Started out with my surprise birthday party on Friday , posted photos of it yesterday ,  seeing my family and spending time with them to a nice day Saturday at home puttering to lovely weather yesterday and being outside cleaning up the yard and gardens to a lovely supper for Easter at  my in laws . 

Papa and I were busy out side as the sun was shining , not a cloud in the sky and the temps hit 15C or 60F  in the shade and 20C or 70F  in the sun it was awesome .

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Papa was busy cleaning up his shop and putting up some of his newer bird houses he built and cutting up scrap pieces of wood for me  , whilst I got the camp fire going and cleaned out the butterfly garden from the winter protection of leaves as insulation and then burlap over top . When I took it all off of the garden I saw lots of new shoots growing from the plants so that was good they had their first year of over winter protection and are now good to go !

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          Papa also made a new hanger for his tool shed to hang the leaf blower up so it is accessible and easy to get to !

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The wood shop doesn't have heat as of yet so Papa cant spend any time out in it in the cold weather  , so yesterday he was soo happy to get back into it and get going  and I love hearing him in there all happy .

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One of the new bird houses he built  and the next one is an older one the prototype from last year which the birds nested in all summer and are now checking it out again lol . Papa put that one on our garden sign .

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                                      I was busy cleaning out the butterfly garden,  ok and taking photos lol !

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                                           And of course our number one supervisor was there as well lol !

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                                                         And she was also supervising Papa in his shop !

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                 I put out my bird bath fountain  and after I took the photos the birds crowded around it bathing and drinking !

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                                                                                     Had a nice camp fire going .

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                And enjoyed the day .Then had a lovely Easter supper at the in laws  visited for a bit there  then came home  , they just live next door lol  and sat outside on the porch  after supper as the sun set and the night clouds rolled in listening to the Robins and the peepers.

  Over night we had thunderstorms and lots of rain and today is cooler with winds and cloudy sky's the odd pop of sunshine and rain on and off .

                                                                                   It was a great weekend !

                                                                                       Until next time .

                                                                               Country Gal

Saturday, March 26, 2016




That I was . Papa had a surprise party for me on Friday yesterday for my 50th Birthday , he had the party in the works  for a month and all the family was there  . I was soo happy to see every one and our kids were there to that made my day . We had lots of fun , laughs great food and wonderful birthday cake and my Aunt who’s B day is a few days before mine also celebrated her 80th at the party it was wonderful . DSC_5177


       Now does that look surprised or what ! I was told we were just going for Easter dinner at the in laws lol !


                             I don't get to see some of my family very much but when I do well this is what ya get lol !


                     The two fellas on the left in the back are our boys and ones girl friend  and  my brother beside me .


                                                            Myself and our Aunt I turned 50 my aunt turned 80 .


                                                                 My niece helping us with all our lovely gifts !


                                                                                  My Aunts Birthday cake .


                                                                                      My birthday cake !


                            We made our wishes after a wonderful meal and  they decorated the house so nice for us both !


                                                                   Yup Miggs was there with us celebrating to !

It was a wonderful time and quite the SURPRISE  to me and Papa and everyone did  a fantastic job at planning it all . The food was delish , the company was great and lots of photos were take by many and we now have lots of lovely photos of the family as they were all busy catching up . 

                                                             These are all the wonderful gifts I got .

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                                                   Lots of goodies . Everything from gardening stuff  to gift certificates .

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                                                              A lovely fresh cut flower basket from Papa .

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                                                   And these were from our kids as part of a gift they gave me  .

It was a fantastic day and wonderful to have them all there .  Papa said , so were you surprised I said um the look on my face said it all so  I think that is a big YES !!!  lol ! .

                                     Thanks Papa for this lovely party and for giving me the best birthday ever !

                                                    P.S Thanks to all of you to for my Birthday wishes as well .

                                                                 Oh we have lots of left overs and cake to  oh boy  !

                                                                                 Until next time .

                          Country Gal