Woods Country Cove

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Bit Of This & That


How are you   , I hope you  are enjoying your summer as much as we are . The weather has been wonderful this month for us , still could use some more rain but all in all not bad .

Papa was enjoying one of his telescopes this afternoon looking at the sun with a special  solar filter  lens  at the end of this telescope  , he can see the sun  and the sun spots on the sun and is getting the equipment ready in  hopes to be able to catch the eclipse we will be having tomorrow afternoon  before its over  . Papa and I often view the sky's this time of year especially at night as the constellations and asterism this time of year in our northern hemisphere are amazing   .  My favorite asterism is the Teapot . The Teapot asterism in the  Sagittarius constellation  is easy to spot in a dark sky once you know where it is can be tricky though .  Please don't look up at the sky at all during an eclipse and keep your pets in for the time the eclipse happens as well .

 Wild Morning Glories are out in full force in the ditches and fields . The Golden rod is just beginning to change to  its lovely golden yellow now . I haven't seen our Oriels for a few days and their feeders have been quite , I'm guessing they have taken off for the season already or they have just found somewhere else to feast for now . Our Chickadees have returned already they disappear form here for the beginning of the summers . I cant believe how fast this moth is flying by either  WOW ! 

Well there she is , our Miggs , this is her after our walks every morning a pooped pooch who will be having a Birthday on Wed , she will be 8 years old and is now a senior dog .  Poor old girl 💗
Also Papa and my Anniversary on Tuesday so a few busy days are ahead lol !

                          Well that's it for me for now hope you all have a good week .

                                                      Until next time .
                               Country Gal


Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday Miggs!!!

Linda said...

Our orioles haven't been around for a few days either. The hummers are still flitting in and out of the feeders. That's quite the telescope. Hope Papa got a view of the eclipse.

Anvilcloud said...

I hope the viewing went well. We used a pinhole box with the kids.

William Kendall said...

Miggs is adorable!

Clear skies here today- we had it partial. I did step outside when it was at its peak, and of course didn't look up at the sun, but there was this unusual tone to the sky for a time.

The Furry Gnome said...

That looks like quite the telescope! Hope you got a good look at the eclipse.

Henny Penny said...

Happy Birthday Miggs. You are a sweet boy!!