Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Past Few Days Here

It has been pretty quiet here really . Miggs and I have just been enjoying each day as it comes . The weather has been a bit up and down but it has been the typical summer for us . Hot humid sunny cloudy cool breezes the odd rain fall here and there pretty much what I had expected from our summer weather . I cant believe we are flying through July already before I know it it will be August , man the summers go by just to darn fast don't they?!  But for now I will just take it all in as much as I can .

 I just love getting up before the sun this time of year and as I make my morning cuppa tea I am greeted by the sun rise . I just love it  , all the birds singing and the frogs still signing to  which are Grey tree frogs  we have around the fields and forests here in the valley .  They have the croaking sound  .

Speaking about frogs , we have lots of these Toady's this year again  . When Papa cuts the grass I am on TOAD PATROL !!  lol  I have a garden spade and bucket to scootch them into as Papa sees them hopping about the grass to get away from the vibration of the tractor and I put them back into the garden in the back where they nuzzle in under the plants till he is done lol !

 Some times Papa even sees they tiniest frogs , babies hopping about the grass when he is cutting the grass , we have saved many a toads over the years lol ! Every evening they come out on to our patio , Miggs was interested in them in the beginning but now just looks at them gives them a sniff then walks away lol !

                                                                    I like Toads !
 Miggs has been on squirrel patrol in between cooling off in the house as it has been humid . I had to live trap one as he was being a nuisance and was getting up on our roof as well as getting to cheeky  challenging Miggs to much  so I trapped him and Papa relocated him to a nice area away from us along the river and forest  .

                                                      I'm not impressed look she has here lol !

 One of the many baby birds we have about the yard calling for Mama and getting all excited when she brings food .  I try to get photos of the Barn Swallow babies on the  hydro wire in front of the house but the parents  don't want anything to do with me as they protect them and being dive bombed by them is not much fun , they get very close , so close I can hear their beaks snap at me , so I leave them alone  .. for now till they are used to me  being near them  and know I will not harm them .

 This was the other day in the evening as the sun was setting and the dark clouds were once again rolling by not raining on us . The sun set rays were shining through the clouds  , the photo really doesn't show the beauty I saw with my eyes  .

Looks like something from the bottom of the sea doesn't it ?! I love this plant the Liatris  and it is huge this year and has soo many flowers about to pop on it that are feather like .

My Bee Balm is doing well again  , all my flowers are doing well again this year thankfully and we are enjoying them thoroughly as are the bugs  both good and bad ones .

HOLLY Japanese Beatles  . These things are a pain in the  ***  they devour and desecrate  everything and they are bad this year to I have no choice but to knock  them off my flowers  and well get rid of them . 

 It is a on and off rainy humid muggy day today , so we are in where it is cool and I was able to do  and share this post ,. I  haven't been in blog land much as I have been outside most days from sun rise  till at least after sun set .  Talking about posts I just realize in the 7 years I have been blogging I have done 1,980 posts  WOW ! not bad  and I have all of you to thank ,  for following and coming back to visit  to see whats going on in our neck of the Woods Country Cove even if there isn't  much going on or that exciting  for you  , So  Thank You !

                                               Until next time  .
                               Country Gal



Deb said...

Your photos are wonderful. Love the bird shot. I struggled with those beetles last year so I know how frustrating they can be. Haven't seen any yet this summer but with all this rain we probably won't have a great veggie garden anyway. :( "Hi Miggs"

William Kendall said...

Miggs is such a sweetie. You're closing in 2000 posts!

NanaNor's said...

Hello. You have been busy as always. Love your photos! I haven't seen those beetles and glad I haven't-they look pretty nasty. I also love toads and grew up with lots of them, due to my parents pool.
Have a great rest of the week.

Anvilcloud said...

Some lovely work here, but OH! those beetles.

The Furry Gnome said...

Summer really is really moving far too fast!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your garden must be a wonderful place to be right now!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely collection of images. I love the first window shot. Your flowers are lovely. The sky shot is beautiful. Your Miggs is a sweetie and I love the cute toad too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Granddaughter an I went fir a toad/frog hunt one day and dudn't find any at all :(. Lots of baby birds with their family and n the garden eating everything they can find. Rescued a young grisbeak when it hit the window (shared on Instagram but not website). Weather has been dull and overcast tiday, rain and thunder oredicted, but nothing so far. Have a great weekend.

Henny Penny said...

I bet Miggs has a time chasing squirrels. He has the cutest face. You and Papa sure have kind hearts. I am the same way about frogs. I worry about hitting one with the mower. Especially mowing down around the pond. Those Japanese beetles have just about driven me crazy this summer. I keep an old plastic pitcher with soapy water sitting in the garden, It's perfect for thumping the beetles into.