Woods Country Cove

Sunday, December 31, 2017

We Here Are

                                  Country Gal , Papa , Miggs & Harley

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It Was A Good Christmas As Always

It went fast but as always a good Christmas we had , Hope your Christmas was  a good one to .

It was a quiet Christmas  morning and day with lots of snow and it is very very cold but sunny .  Our kids came down for the day on boxing day and we had a nice visit with them but they had go back that evening as they had to go back to their jobs the next day .

  Papa and I had a nice Christmas morning  with Miggs and Harley opening their stockings . Since Miggs stocking went up a few weeks ago she has come down every day to check if Santa Paws had been . It was like she knew Christmas morning as when we all got up she came right down and went straight to her stocking and found it stuffed with goodies  as she sat there very patiently waiting to get into it .

 Miggs needed a bit of help from Papa to get some of her new toys out of her stocking .

                                         But when she got them she was soo happy .

 Then she noticed a bag of treats beside her stocking I guess Santa Paws couldn't fit them in lol !

                                Harley got her treat in her stocking to and came to get some .

       Then Papa and I opened our stockings full of  little goodies then  it was time for Papa to go out and snow blow more snow as we got more snow on top of what we already had .

So far we have had more snow this month then we have had  over the entire winters of the past few years  and colder then it had been to . So far our winter has been more like the winters we used to get .

Junco foot prints on our step just before it got cleaned off .  The bird feeders have been very busy this past week .

            I cant believe  we are now entering a new month and new year soon it all goes by so fast .
    Papa , Miggs, Harley and myself Country Gal  are


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

A Mix Of This & That

Hello .

The past week has been an eventful one especially with the weather . We had snow storm after snow storm for a few days and very cold temps with high winds , the most snow we have had in years more in the past week then we had all last winter and the winter before  lol !

So I took advantage of the snow storms and took photos playing about with my camera , I like the challenge of the lighting for photos during a snow storm as the lighting can change so fast depending on the snow falling the speed of it and thickness and how much  cloud coverage  . I like capturing falling snow  as it tells the story of the winter  storm in the  photo  .

    The birds were busy feasting like mad in the snow storm , so many of them I had a hard time capturing them as they flew from feeder to feeder and to and from the cedar hedge in the back .

 I did how ever get a chance through my windows to capture some birds taking it easy and enjoying the seed  and suet whilst it was snowing  lol !

I think these two Juncos above were having and important conversation about who was going to take some suet lol !

 Some Juncos like this little guy love to eat their seed on our patio under the protection of the porch .

                                  The snow fell for a few days on and off fast and furious .

 Then the next day it stopped and the sun came out  , all though cold it was a chance for Papa to get out and do some clearing .

       He did the driveway and paths about the yard for poor old Miggs all though she prefers to sit her dumpy in the deep snow crazy dog .

              Miggs loves the snow and loves to be out with Papa when he is using the snow blower .

That shaggy coat gets full of snow balls and she is very hot in it inside and outside as it is soo thick so she went to the groomers over the weekend and got pampered , she prefers the shorter fur , she looks like her daddy all shaggy a Collie and her Mama a Hound  all shaved now  .

  The weather has warmed up today above freezing and the snow is beginning to melt , it is raining here today and with the snow melting and rain falling it is foggy and very damp but we may get freezing rain later as the temps is to drop again  . Looks like we may not have a white Christmas after all again this year .  Speaking of Christmas we are all ready , decorating done,  shopping done and Papa is getting a nice big ham from work later in the week and as of Friday Papa gets two weeks off of work WOOHOO ! Then the fun begins of celebrating Christmas , good food and best of all family get togethers  !!!!!
            Miggs and Harley have their own stockings hung on the fireplace and are both waiting for Santa Paws   Miggs more then Harley as Miggs checks it every morning till Christmas day  lol !
             So as you see we are just plodding along with a Mix of  This & That going on .
                                                            Until next time .


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Well Thats More Like It !!

SNOW , SNOW , SNOW  it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !  That's what was missing and making me feel HO HUMBUGISH !! the lack of snow , well we got some yesterday just enough to cover the grass and stick to every thing and both Miggs and I loved it . I decorated for Christmas watching Christmas movies whilst the snow was falling out side and Miggs ... well she just ran and rolled and shoveled her face in the snow every time she went out lol ! Now I have more to take pictures of now that the snow has fallen.

                                 Miggs with a little snow oh how she loves it so lol !
      Some times the lighting with snow can be tricky and soo different for taking photos from one shot to the next , some photos are darker then others and some are way to bright lol but it always looks soo pretty .

                                       Over night last night we got even more snow !

                                             Nothing as pretty as  fresh fallen snow .

                         I put a few Christmas decorations up , now less is more for us .

                                        Our little Charlie brown tree is just enough for us .

              My  Mr & Mrs Christmas Bears, always have to have these cuties up at Christmas time  !

                                            Christmas candle on the fireplace mantle .

           And a little Christmas bird cottage that sits in my kitchen . Papa did not make this one but will be making more bird houses soon .

        So .. now that we have snow I am in the Christmas spirit and loving the new canvas on the land .

 This little guy is chowing down on his suet and all the other birdies are busy most of the day at the feeders now that the snow has arrived .  So I am off to enjoy it all .

                                                                   Until next time 



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Feeling A Bit BA HUMBUGISH !

If that's even a word lol ! I cant seem to get into the Christmas spirit this year , I find each year harder and harder to get Christmasy  and I don't know why .  The weather has been up and down , mostly down with high winds cold air lots of clouds rain and the odd pop of sunshine and no snow for us down this way in southwestern Ontario  and I haven't found much to photograph out there either that I haven't already photographed lol ! 
We have a few outdoor decorations up in the front of the house as that is Papa's area of expertise and it looks pretty with the tree on the front step ,lights along the porch roof and a few bits n bobs.

 I still have the inside to do  but hard to do when your just not in the spirit of things . I know what a downer this is eh ! but really is everyone always feeling Christmasy every Christmas , I mean lets get real here . I know I know BA HUMBUG  your thinking !

                                       Even Miggs is not feeling it this year .

 Poor old dog cant have her swing hung up any more now as she cant lift herself up on it as her Arthritis is worse this time of year .

 She loves to snooze outside on it still though even in the cooler air at least it keeps her under the patio porch and off of the cold ground which is worse for her aches and pains .

The other evening as the sun was setting way to early for my liking , I saw all of these Cedar waxwings resting in the tree across the road as they made their trek south  .  They are last to migrate every year .

    I just caught a glimpse of these clouds over the valley  through my living room window . I am always looking out the window if cant be outside ,

Well I need a kick in the pants my mum would say to get in the gist of things for this time of year , time to buck up girl she would also say . I better do as she says or she will be sending the down the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge YIKES   lol !