Woods Country Cove

Monday, October 31, 2016

Hope You All Have


                                                                    A Happy  Halloween

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                                                                     Country Gal 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Early This Morning



Every morning when I get up I go down stairs to put the kettle on for my cuppa of tea and I always look out the  window over my kitchen sink  as I fill my kettle   I  look out  to see if I can see anything to photograph as there is the valley I can see from my window.  Well there was  and I had to get out there and try to capture it . Taking photos in the dark and cold and have them turn out ok are still a challenge for me as it is tricky to get all ones settings correct but still I like a challenge and love to be out there in the early frosty crisp mornings as the sun is starting to rise  and the land is slowly waking up .

I took these photos hand held as I take all my photos I don't use a  tripod  , to time consuming  to me and not as challenging , would the photos be better if I did use one , probably but I am stubborn that way lol .  My camera settings for all these photos  - ISO 800 , F-stop 4.5 and shutter speed was 1/5th of a second  , perfect ? not by a long shot  but I am happy with them lol !

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As the sun was rising on the eastern horizon the light of the sky was changing but I kept my camera settings the same .

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                                  There is a bright  star or planet in the photos to the right of the moon, that's Jupitar .

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The sky was getting lighter as the sun was rising  and I was beginning to loose the affect of the moon and Jupitar and I was pleased with my shots . It was the second frosty morning this morning after a day of rain yesterday but this mornings sun rise in the east and clear sky's was looking promising for a nice day today  . The light on the ground was still dark and I wanted a few frost photos so I went ahead and took just two in hopes they turned out as well with the same camera settings .

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I find that not all photos have to be prefect , as a matter of fact the ones that aren't can be quite interesting looking .

Well that's it for me , the sun is up now and I am off for my walk with Miggs , a nice fresh crisp frosty sunny morning walk . It is to be a nice day of sunshine and temps to be 10C or 50F  great for more outdoor work and a camp fire .

                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                    Country Gal

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Frosty Morning


YIPPY !!  We had our first frost this morning and yeah all know what that means for my  camera and I  lol !  A new canvas to photograph OH BOY !!

So off I went in my  jammies , boots and coat to get out there before the sun got to high up and to warm and melted it all ! The temps dropped to –6C  or  22℉ over night .

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                                                              My boot prints in the frosty grass as I searched .

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The sun hadn't quite rose and the light was more dusk then dawn if that makes sense so it was a challenge to get my lighting right and take photos in .

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With the fresh crisp air I was feeling invigorated , a real wake up feel and so happy to be out in such a pretty morning ! I know I am weird lol !

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                I still have flowers out in my gardens in bloom …well maybe not as much now after this frost lol .

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                                 The field beside us with all it’s wild flowers and grasses looks soo pretty caked in frost .

Lots of leaves have changed and  fallen off the trees  now but we still have green leaves on some  trees as well but this morning the frost made lots of leaves green or not  fall to the ground as they sounded like pieces of glass falling  with all the frost on them .

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                             I took tons of photos as there was so much to see and I had fun taking them all .

I have some gardening cleaning up to still do and that should be that for the season but I will leave some of the cutting back of plants till spring as they require that and they will look interesting when the snow fly's as they do now with frost on them . The temps are to go back up a bit for next week and as of this afternoon it is to be rainy and possible wet snow but that's mostly for the  northern areas from us . Miggs rolled in something yesterday when we were outside and was a stinky dog for a bit  till Papa and I gave her a bath , she is soo good in the bath and just stands there with the look of shame on her face but she does enjoy it all as she does at the groomers , so no more stinky dog .. for now anyways till she finds another stinky smell to roll in lol !

                                                                   Well that's it for me for now .

                                                                              Until next time .

                                                                          Country Gal

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Having Fun Doing Yard Work On A Nice Fall Day



  Yesterday early in the morning  the dew draped  over everything and the fog was moving out and lifting as the sun rose giving us the promise of a nice fall day .

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And that it was, a lovely day  , sun was shining clear sky’s warm temps and a day to get going with raking leaves as our trees are dropping loads on the ground  now .

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I had to have  a camp fire going to  . Just something wonderful  about the fall air mixed with the smell of burning leaves and wood smoke , I love it .

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We still have flowers that just don't want to stop blooming which is ok by me lol  , as our Clematis by our big old maple tree has been giving its last few HURRAHS !!!

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The bees are still buzzing about on the few flowers that are still in bloom as they race against each other to get as much  pollen as they can .

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                 Oh and talking about raking leaves well you know who just loves this time of year for that !!

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                                                                                   Yup you guessed it Miggs.

                                She just saunters over and climbs in the pile and lay's there all happy and proud .

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And sometimes she likes to help or at least she thinks she is helping which actually she is making me laugh silly dog .

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                                                   Miggs always makes raking leaves that much more fun .

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            I had to get her out of the pile to get it all cleaned up but this fun she has in the leaves sure does make for great photos every fall .

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After all this fun of leaf rustling and she finally got out of the pile for me so I could get it tidied up  I heard a robin up in the crab apple tree as he was enjoying the berries from it . We have had lots of Robins , Grackles and Starlings about again , they seem to come back this time of year after  where ever they go for a month or two after they have finished nesting here in our trees and cedar hedges in the spring and early  part of the summer .

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I got all the leaves tidied up then Papa came home from work and he cut the grass and I did the trimming   , I think this maybe the last time we will have to cut and trim the grass  but we will still have lots of leaves to clean up for a while  and watch Miggs play in the piles again and have fun .

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                                                                               Until next time .

                                                                                  Country Gal

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wordless Wednesday


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                                                                            Country Gal

Monday, October 17, 2016

Unusually Warm and Humid Here



It was a quiet weekend this weekend  . Papa had to do some work away from home  so it was Miggs and I on Saturday here and we just puttered . I cant believe the weather this time of year it has been warm humid and sunny  , today it is sort of  a overcast and a bit foggy  and looks like the sun will  out  soon to . The temps  are  18°C feeing like 24°C  or  64°F  feeling like 75°F   and  getting warmer as the day goes on and for the next few days to , its like summer  here again .

Miggs and I went for a nice walk early Saturday morning and I took a few photos with my phone of the colours .


                                                         Some trees have changed more then others down here .


                                 Miggs was watching something whilst she was waiting for me to take the photo .


                                          The sumac's have fully changed in spots and even lost their leaves already .

                       When we got home from our walk we both sat and took in the day for a bit  as it was soo lovely out .

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                                                           Miggs loves the sun shine and was tired after out walk .

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Our Juncos are back now and busy feasting on leftovers on the ground from the feeders and the odd bug that is still about with this unusually warm weather .  All our fall/winter birds have arrived now .

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The Blue Jays have been having a ball at the feeders and watering hole and constantly flap from one to the other and squawking like mad .

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I spotted a juvenile Red winged black bird checking out the feeders to . The Crackles and other  black birds have stopped off for a while here as we are  on the migration path . We have loads of Robins about and all the birds seem very anxious  and restless  to  I guess they sense the unusual climate change that's going on here and the storms that have been happening through out the country  .  They are the best weather forecasters if one knows how to read them .

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I think this warmer weather  is confusing the birds as to keep migrating or not for this time of year  .  I know it is confusing my gardens and myself lol .

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Well Miggs you sure do know how to enjoy these unusual  warm fall days lol ! More like hey mum I am here get a few photos of me instead of all the birdies as she grumbles and groans to get the attention of the camera on her .. and it works every time .

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Well that's about it  for me for now  things are slowing down more here now  for a while  . I missed taking photos of the supper moon  or Hunters moon over the weekend  as it was some what cloudy at night  .

Just a note of reminder .. if any of you comment through  noreplay that's  through bloggers email  it’s self and not your own email address  I cant  respond  so it isn't that I don't want to  respond  It cant be done . So to those who I can not respond to and of course those that I can I would like to thank you all for taking the time to pop by and for  leaving  a comment .

                                                                                 Until next time

                                                                                Country Gal

Thursday, October 13, 2016

About Our Yard


The weather has cooled right off and feels more like fall  now as the air becomes crisp and chilly .

I went about the yard yesterday  taking in all that is about , like my English daisies that just love the cooler weather .

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              I was surprised to see how many flowers are still blooming this time of year in the gardens despite the temps

                                                                                                    cooling off  .

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                                    The critters and birdies have been busy feasting and preparing for the cooler temps .

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                               Alvin is getting quite cheeky and climbs the feeders after he has emptied his flat feeder .

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            The birds are getting used to me again being about with my camera and some seem to even pose for me .

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                         These little guys have been having fun in the bath , a bit to chilly for bathing guys BRR !

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                                    The trees are changing faster each day and leaves are falling every where now .

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                          Miggs follows the sun about as she snoozes in its still warmth . She loves the outdoors just as much as I do .

We are in a frost warning for the night so with a bit of luck it will be all frosty  and a new canvas for me to get out and enjoy early in the morning with my camera in hand and  my buddy Miggs  by my side .

                                      Seasons are full of different wonders and beauty in each and every one .

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                                                                                        Until next time

                                                                                           Country Gal