Woods Country Cove

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Playing With My Smartphone Camera


I like to use my smartphone camera in a pinch as I always have it with me and some times its just easier than lugging about my large camera .

                                           This little bee was enjoying my Cone flowers yesterday

Then early this morning it was raining and the toads came out to enjoy the rain drops . We get lots of toads on our patio when it rains or gets damp .

We had rain all morning and when it slowed right down to a gentle drizzle I got out there and had fun taking rain drop photos in my gardens .


                            Everything looked so happy and fresh with rain drops on .


                        I love the fresh feeling and smell of a good summer rain fall to .


             I seriously can spend hours just roaming about taking photos , I find it so fun and very relaxing lol.

                                                          Until next time
                                                                          

                                   Country Gal








Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Summer Is On With This and That

Hello

Its been a while again lol . Hope your all enjoying the summer as much as we are . It is a hot and humid one today with thunderstorms on their way for later this afternoon and evening .
Over the weekend we dog sat Misty's cousin Jade , they had a blast playing and chumming about together .
  Jade is about 2 1/2 and is a very good girl , she can get a bit squirrely at times but she is still young Misty just looks at here as if to say really that's way to much energy for me lol  , Jade loves to run and fetch her toys and brings them back and could do this all day but Miggs well once or twice for her and that's that nap time lol ! We all had a good day .

The clouds have been wonderful for the past few days as rain threatens but seems to by pass our valley more often πŸ˜” hope we get the rain in these storms coming today .

                                           I just love clouds and cloud shelf's like this .
I haven't been taking to many photos as I have been busy with other things lately but I have managed to snap a few for this post 😁 My gardens are in full swing and everyone is enjoying them πŸ˜€

Nice to see all the wild life getting along at and under the feeders . I have lots of water features about for them all to as the  summer heat rises and I πŸ’“watching them play and splash in the water .Talking about heat I am soo thankful for AC as is poor old Miggs .


The Northern Flickers have been very vocal this past week and very active to up in our big old maple Manitoba tree  , I love the sound of them .

Mrs Robin is on her second batch of babies one of the many Robins we have nesting in our yard along with lots of other birdies as she stops for a well deserved rest with a beak full of goodies for the youngsters .

And last but not least I πŸ’“ the dollar store and this is where I fell in πŸ’“ with this printed  cotton table cloth , I had to have it as we all know I πŸ’” my butterfly's as well .

Well that's about all for me for now things are well as I hope they  are with all of you  .

                                              Until next time  have a great week !πŸ˜ƒ
                                           
                                                        

                        Country Gal


                                                         



Friday, July 5, 2019

I Do Love Summer

Hello everyone , Its been awhile hasn't it . I expect all of you have been busy in this wonderful summer weather to .

Miggs and I have been puttering about the yard early in the mornings and go for our daily walks then  taking it easy on the patio porch which I call my summer living room lol in the heat of the afternoons .
Gardens are doing well and full of  colour , birdies have finished their first lot of nesting and are entertaining me in their bird baths and at the feeders lol .


           Lots of activity going in the gardens as well , so much to watch and enjoy .

Chippy here was taking a bit of a break on our old maple tree trunk  , seems he has been in some fresh cut grass as he has green on his chest lol .

I have been taking photos here and there and  try to have a camera of some sort handy by me, be it my DSLR or my smartphone camera 😊

Here are a few pics from this past week .


These clouds showed up early one morning in the south west as the sun was rising in the east and their beauty caught my eye as they just floated over the field . These kinds of clouds are my fave and they are called Cumulus clouds I love photographing these types  of clouds .

The humidity off of the land caused a pretty fog rolling over the field as well and left dew on the grasses.
Last weekend was our Canada Day long weekend and our oldest son David his fiancΓ©e Cindee and their dog Duke stayed for the weekend , we had lots of games of cards out on the patio porch  and played with the dogs and had BBQ's it was a lovely visit . 

 
This is our grand dog Duke  he is a cutie , our son David rescued him from a nasty life and Duke now lives the high life , He is a long haired King German shepherd and is 6 years old and he and Miggs get along wonderfully .

                   Miggs after they visited , napping on the patio couch   .  A very pooped pooch πŸ˜ƒ

                     She was so tired from all the fun and playing ball with Duke lol !

 It is very hot and humid here today and will be for the next few days and some thunderstorms heading our way , There is a heat advisory out by Environment Canada for the next few days , thank goodness for  air conditioning .

 Well that's about it for me for now hope you all have a great weekend and stay cool .

                                                           Until next time .
                                                                           

                                      Country Gal

                                                                 


                                             








Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Is Almost Here & This & That

Well Hello my fellow bloggers its been about a week since I have posted last,  My how time does fly by lol.
I have been busy in my gardens ,puttering about and well enjoying it all . The weather the past few days has been wonderful but it is a rainy day here today so I took the opportunity to sit down here at my PC and do up a post.

 Lets start with Mr Toad . We have been getting lots of toads and frogs about even though the days have been nice and sunny the nights have been dewy and they seem to love to come out and hop about , this guy was on our patio mat and I could not resist in taking is photo , after he posed for me I went and put him in our pond garden , he seemed to like that very much .

Also we have been getting a lot of fungi every where with the amount of moisture and damp air .

But the day times have been wonderful and sunny and our gardens are finally caught up with the late spring we had.




          We officially welcome SUMMER  June 21ST , Friday that's tomorrow or if your reading this and it is tomorrow WOOHOO !
 This weekend for us is to be sunny and comfortable temps , I have been waiting for this season as it is my favorite  😊
Miggs and I have been enjoying our daily walks early in the mornings and then we putter and I take photos either with my big Nikon camera or my smartphone for quick pics  for the rest of the day from sunrise to sunset  , it will soon be the lazy dog days of summer , well ok it is for miggs already lol !



I just realized that last month was my blogs anniversary or as I call it Blogversary I started May10th 2010 WOW!  9 years ago doesn't seem possible , I have reached so far 1859 posts  and it is hard to try and not repeat photos or posts as we are very much home bodies and don't go out and about much lol . But my blog has lasted this long thanks to so many changing seasons the fact that nature is so much fun and beautiful out Miggs is a star and last but not least my followers , with out all you I wouldn't of gotten this far  THANK YOU !

                                                                Until next time .

                                                            HAPPY SUMMER 
                                         Country Gal