Woods Country Cove

Monday, January 30, 2017

Walking The Back 40 Path


The sun is shining on and off today , so nice to finally see the sun after two weeks of cloud and overcast .  Miggs and I decided to go for a nice walk and then take  the path in the back 40 behind our house  at the edge of the forest and field . It has been a while since we walked that path  . I used my smart phone for photos . Miggs still has to be leashed  on this path as there are so many wild animals in the wooded area and it is still under law as it is in our valley village  plus she   has Terrier in her  and that breed comes out in her  if and when  there is a chase and she will not hear me calling her to come back as she gets in the zone   and focuses only on the chase and forgets her training all together lol  and I don't need her getting tangled up with any wild animals out there that's for sure .


It is such a pretty trail and little forest area , lots of birds about in it to . I stopped to watch a very large hawk soring overhead  in the field and he came right over us and wasn't that high up either , my phone camera wouldn't of captured much of what I like to capture of them , I needed to have my big camera for that but it was lovely to stand there in the forest on the path at the edge of the field listening to nature as I watch this beautiful hawk .


                                           Lots of  interesting gnarly trees and vines along the edges of the path .



Miggs taking a break , she has a bit of an upset tummy today as she insists on gulping lots of snow and there fore air in her tummy  so she hasn't been  a very happy camper but the walk she enjoyed  as I did .


It is soo peaceful on this trail and we saw lots of other dog tracks  and tracks of wild animals to . Good practice for me to identify what tracks belong to whom lol !


                                                 So much going on in this section of tree and vine above , I like it .


               Behind this tree trunk off the path and  tucked in the green batch of trees way over  across the field to the left of the photo  is our house .



The path starts at the end of our road and ends up down and around the field edge in the forest over to the road that is across the field , it isn't a big long  path but a pretty one no matter the season .    Wide open space with views of  the top of  our valley in the back drop . I love it here it is one of my favorite places  , so lucky to have all this with in steps from our door .

               All though it is cold we had a nice walk and the sun is shining , some of our snow not that we have a lot is now melting with the suns warmth . I have noticed the evenings staying lighter later now and the mornings becoming brighter earlier to   YIPPEE !   The beginning of February is this Wednesday and Thursday is ground hog day  hope he tells us Spring is in the air ! 

                                                                            Until next time .

                                                                         Country Gal

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Flurries and The Last Friday Of January


Well we have flurries this Friday morning some of it is accumulating on the ground  and still no sunshine as of yet  , it’s been two weeks with no sun shine ok we had a bit of sun last weekend but not much . I cant believe this is the last Friday of January , the months and days go by fast some times and then with gloomy weather like we have been having not fast enough lol !

                                                 Just a few photos of what it looks like outside my windows today .

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I am feeling a bit under the weather today  maybe fighting a cold  , yeah know that feeling of  no get up and go cause it got up and left lol sluggish head achy and  just YUK ! .. well that's me today  , even the birdies seem  far and few between at the feeders this morning , think they have decided to stay in bed where it is dry warm and cozy whilst it snows and blows who can blame them poor thing's  . For the most part of today and tomorrow we are to have more overcast and snow squalls on and off  but by Sunday blue sky's and  SUNSHINE !! Sun WOOHOO !  the temps are mild not that biting cold at all so that's good .  Not much going on here still pretty quiet  , so on that note I will wish you all a good weekend and to those who are having really bad weather stay safe and cozy .

                                                                                Until next time .

                                                                               Country Gal

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wordless Wednesday


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                                                                              Country Gal

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I See The Light


Sun light that is . Finally after over a week of gloomy cloud , fog and rain the sun decided to grace us with it’s presents and I have been so happy to see the light of the sun  WOOHOO !

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                                        The temps yesterday afternoon were  warm it was like a spring day here !

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                                                               Miggs was happy and enjoying the sunshine to .

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Getting shaggy again isn't she ? Time to go to the groomers again for a spa day and get all cleaned up and a hair cut or in her case a fur cut  lol !

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It was so warm bugs began to emerge and the birdies were happy about that as I saw a few trying to catch them , extra nutrient treat for them this time of year . 

So we have had sun for the best part of the weekend but unfortunately as of Monday back to rain  ,  Oh well I guess it is what it is , at least we aren't freezing cold and buried in snow so I am thankful for that at least .

Not much has been happening here , it’s been  pretty quiet  . I cant believe we are starting the last full week of January already , my goodness how the time and days go by so fast . The next thing I am looking forward to now is Day light savings , clocks forward one hour on March 12th and then that will bring  earlier sunrises and later sun sets  WOOHOO!  and of course the return of Spring on   March 20th  OH YEAH !!! .

                                                             Until next time , hope the sunSun is shining where you are !

                                                                               Country Gal

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ok , Enough Rain Already !


It has been raining for days now , no sign of sun at all  just the odd bright spot here and there to make me think the sun will pop out but nothing . I don't mind the odd day of rain here and there but OH MY GOSH enough already , they also show rain all weekend and all next week  YIKES !  Please Mr sun  Miggs and I  need you .

                                               This is me from all the rain and gloomy dreary days .


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                                                                                 Please Mr Sun shine down on us


                                                                              No more rain for us for now pleeeease !!!


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Soggy Soppy Mucky Weather


YUK ! it is so mucky and muddy out with all the rain we have had over night and for most of the day today . We started out with rain last night  then it changed to freezing rain over night then rain early this morning  and it is still raining , it is a mess in the yards and fields , big puddles  developing  all over the  place  , our river is very close to over flowing to YIKES !

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The good thing about all this rain is we don't have any snow left and it is quite mild 2°C or 36°F and it will be rising as the day goes on  to 6°C or  43°F that's balmy for us this time of year .

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                        The birds don't seem to care what the weather is as long as they have lots to eat at the feeders .

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      Miggs isn't to thrilled about staying in either and I am  not to thrilled when she does need to go out as she gets soo muddy and sopping wet and muddy all over her shaggy feet and legs  , time to go to the groomers I think Miggs ! . But at least we aren't buried in snow and freezing cold  so that is on the plus side I would say .

Well my dilemma of followers not showing on my side bar is still happening and I have noticed other blogs that had them showing are not now so I think Blogger and Google are up to their old tricks again , wish they could find a way to let us know what and when they plan on buggering up our blogs  for us  or they could let us know somehow by sending a warning email out  , that way it wouldn’t be such a shock when happens , I so don't like it when they fiddle and fart around with my blog but hey it is free and the odd time over the years things have gone wonky and been fixed over time  so I cant really complain but I will regardless lol !

               Any who not much going on here other then rain , rain and more rain for the day , sunshine for tomorrow and temps to stay mild so I am good  for now  and  just waiting for  SPRING   .

 575MU_tnDHIG1-H_7zRWXAuhGzI                                                                                          Until next time                                                                                        

                                                                                           Country Gal

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Bit Of Technical Difficulty


Hello everyone .

I am experiencing a bit of technical problems here on my blog . All of a sudden after 7 years of blogging I have lost my Google Friend Connect Followers  below my Country Covers which is odd considering all my sign ins and accounts are  and always have been with google  . It is in all the code of my blog like it should be and with in the dashboard but not visable on the side bar of my blog anymore and I have been racking my brain and done everything I can from this end  even  Papa who is my tech nerd helped and still nothing  . The funny thing is that my other blog my photography blog which I don't seem to use as much these days the   Google Friend Connect Followers  is ok and nothing has changed with either of them  in any way either at least not from this end . I have sent blogger and Google I guess it would be a yell out for HELP ! and see if and when they come up with any answers for me . In the mean time I guess I just wait and hope it comes back on my side bar .  I do appreciate all who do follow me and have been over the past  several years and I would hate to loose touch with you all  just because this thing isn't working properly . Any who just thought I would let you all know just incase as I don't know if it is just with my blog  or may of  recently happened to other blogs if in fact blogger and Google are doing some updates or what ever they do lol !



                                                                                            Until next time .

                                                                                            Country Gal

Friday, January 13, 2017

From My Windows Early This Morning


  It was about 7am when Miggs and I got up . I looked outside to the south east from my bedroom window like I do every morning to see what is going on if anything out in the valley  , nope still dark ,   so I toddled down stairs with Miggs by my side and looked out the back to the west and there it was the  full moon  , known by its name as the Wolf moon this time of year . I wasn't able to catch it last night as it was to cloudy but this morning it was beautiful and seems like it was just there for me to see  .  I said good morning moon or rather good night to it as it was setting  .

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                     As the moon was setting and the sun was rising in the cold crisp air the moon had a haze around it .

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Then I saw the glow in the south east of orange and pink and purple in the puffs of cloud and contrails  , could it be , it is  , it is the sun rising just on the horizon,  we haven't seen it for a few days . Good morning sun shine  I said . Even though it is cold out I find having the sun shining this time of year makes it that much easier to bare the cold day don't you?! .

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                      So Miggs and I went about our morning . I let her out after her breakfast and she does her investigating of the  yard  every morning .

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                                                                                         We have no snow left .

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                                                            Except this tiny bit at the bottom of the driveway .

As the sun  got higher in the sky the birds and the land began to wake up . I had finished my few morning chores had my cuppa tea got dressed and off we went for our walk . It was brisk out  but soo good to get out and about again after all the rainy days we had  .

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Miggs loves the coolness of the ground and the warmth of the sunshine this time of year silly dog , she is watching the squirrels here as they run back and forth in the yard , sometimes she gives chase and sometimes like here she just watches them .

            More sunshine ahead for us this weekend so that's good  but  it will be cold , oh well guess this time of year it is to be expected .

                                                                                      Until next time .

                                                                                        Country Gal

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Light At The End Of The Tunnel



Sun light from a sun set that is , from after our first bout of these snow storms  that are still going for us down here in southwestern Ontario .

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After days of snow  falling  blowing about in high winds , temps dropping then rising , from sleet to rain to freezing rain and dark dreary days it is nice to see a touch of sun at the end of the day even if it is the only sun we have seen so far as it is setting .

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                                                                        Sun light at the end of the winter  storm tunnel   !       

                                                                                    Country Gal

Sunday, January 8, 2017

On A Snowy Sunday


It is a quiet snowy Sunday today . The sky is filled with a white wash look as the snow is falling , the land is still and in a hush  as the fire inside warms us .


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                                           As I take photos in the coziness of the inside of my windows .

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                                                                         Birdie foot prints on our patio .

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                                                                      Miggs footprints on the patio .

                                                          And look our crazy dog is loving the snow falling .

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                                                   Or rather gorging on the snow licking it up with every step lol !

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This is the aren't you coning out to play look or why did I decide to come out in this  look , one never knows what she is thinking here lol !

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A long shot from the window to the back by the crab apple tree as the birds flock all over the feeders feasting up a storm of their own .

                                                          Miggs finally came in after being coaxed .

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                                                                   Look Papa we have a snow beast lol !

  The snow is coming down in waves  of white outs and will be for the next day or two  .  Looks like a quiet start to the week for us to .

                                                                                Until next time .

                                                                                   Country Gal