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Monday, February 20, 2017

It Has Been A Nice Long Weekend


This weekend was our Family Day long weekend holiday and the end of Papa’s work shut down midwinter break  to , back to work for him come Tuesday BOOHOO !

The weather has been wonderful considering it is still February . It has been  sunny all weekend  with blue sky's and the odd cloud here and there  and fairly warm to but I find the land still a bit damp and there fore makes the air damp as well but better then snow on the ground and freezing cold .  I will take the spring like weather we are having now over  what it could be like for this time of year that's for sure .

Papa finished my cabinets for my laundry/mudroom  Saturday in my last post , then we went to a nice horse farm after to see and pat some horses and had a nice visit with the owners  , one of who Papa worked with , then the rest of the weekend we just puttered .

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                  Earlier today we had a nice campfire going to burn all the extra scraps of wood from Papa’s shop .

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                                                                                      I like having campfires .

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Our Robins are back but strangely haven't come into  the yard as of yet they have been hanging about the forest  and field edge more for now and so have  the Grackles that returned the other day with the Morning Doves , we have quite a few feral cats about so the birds may be on the caution for now but it is nice to see and hear the birds back and about the area again .

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                    Miggs has been enjoying her new do and the spring like weather we have been taking nice long walks .

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                                                        Not a drop of snow left here anywhere now .

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          This winter has been so damp this year that tons of Fungi of all types have been sprouting up everywhere

FEBRUARY 2017 (16 of 22)                I like photographing Fungi as there are so many different looks , textures,  shapes and colours in each one .

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Since the weather has warmed up our feeders have been fairly quiet but the odd few hang about , they  know food  and water is always there when they need it !

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                                        I love sunshine with  deep blue sky’s with the contrails from Jet air craft floating over head .

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Some trees and bushes are starting to bud already , it is nice to see all this again spring in to action , hope old man winter has left us but some how I doubt it , this spring like weather is  just teasing us for a bit I think  but would be nice if it were to stay around till the official  arriving of spring  in 4 weeks on  March 20th , but for now I will take all the sunshine and nice weather I can get and get out there and enjoy it all .

                                                                            Well that's it for me for now  .

                                                                                    Until next time .

                                                                                   Country Gal


Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Feeders are quite here too. Hoping this weather sticks around now. We still have snow but it is going down fairly quickly.

Linda said...

Hi Elaine...
Looks fantastic!
Enjoy your week..
Linda :o)

The Furry Gnome said...

At least the beautiful sunny days are nice!

Margaret Adamson said...

yes the weather here has been mild as well, but one wonders wil it turn very cold again. yes puttering sound good to me and walks and Miggs is looking good as well

Anvilcloud said...

It looks inviting there. Sometimes I miss Southwestern Ontario, but real winters have their place too. I just wish they could be a month shorter. But you can't have everything in this life.

Lois Evensen said...

How lovely. Wonderful images! Yes, Spring is almost here. We use the wood scraps from My Honey's wood workshop as kindling for our fireplaces. He makes small items so the scraps are even smaller - perfect for inside.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a beautiful little fire ring!

William Kendall said...

The fire is a welcome sight!

Miggs looks quite pleased.

September Violets said...

We're all so afraid to say this is IT! I for one think Spring is here for good now. Any snow we may get now will be gone in a day so no worries. Mild and damp here, but the snow is lingering in the shady spots. Enjoy the day!