Woods Country Cove

Monday, December 9, 2019

Busy Days Of December

 Well hello there its been awhile  , my how time fly's when one has been busy , especially this time of year .

We have been busy getting all ready for the Christmas season , Papa and I have been decorating the house inside and out , doing some Christmas shopping , getting an early start with neighbors/ friends for our annual Christmas brunch get together and I have  also been dog sitting on and off for a neighbour / friend . We have a small community of neighbors who are also our friends who all have been living in the area for many years and we all get together every summer for a big BBQ and at  Christmas , most of us are dog owners and we see each other almost every day as we walk our dogs , stop and chat and all the dogs get along to ,  its nice to have such wonderful neighbors/ friends in the community . Also preparing for our big family Christmas dinner and get togethers, I so look forward to this every year .

 I have  taken a few photos in between this busy time of ours .

                            I love the Christmas  lights at night they look soo pretty .

 Every year Harley investigates the tree and sits under it with her look of  aprovel   or she's trying to look like  an ornament lol !
 This is our neighbors /friends  dog I look after from time to time , meet Bailey he is still a pup and at only 9 months old he is full of energy and keeps Misty on her toes lol . They get along well and enjoy each others company .

We did have a bit of snow last week but it has since melted and the temps have warmed up and it has been a  mix of sunshine and rain from then on . Not to sure if we will have any snow for Christmas yet but a dusting would be nice just to give it that bit more of a Christmas look and feel .

                        Today it is mild and rainy .

The birdies at the feeders have been busy feasting and keeping an eye out for this guy who has also been busy hunting in and around  our yard .

Everyone from critters , birds to us have been and will be busy for the next few weeks and before we know it , it will all be over and we will be into the new year .

             So I wont have time to post  till the new year, so we here at Woods Country Cove would like to wish you all a safe and very   


              Country Gal , Papa,
                                Harley & Misty

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gone To The Birds

It has been quiet here the past week and the weather has been  pleasant and mild with sun and cloudy period days   . Our snow has all gone and we have a mix of green and brown through out the yard .
Miggs and I have still been enjoying our walks and some time out side this past week . I had a wonderful few days photographing our birdies in the yard , sometimes it is hard to get them to just stay still as they are so active this time of  year lol .


 The chickadees are so curious at times but I haven't been able to get one to eat from my hand yet.

         This little White Throated Sparrow in the cedar was watching me closely .

                     Mr Downy was busy hammering open a seed on the tree trunk .

               Little Dark eyed Junco was trying to keep a hold of the branch in the wind .

                Awe the little White breasted nuthatch such a acrobat traveling upside down the tree trunk
       Our Red bellied woodpecker we named Charlie was busy feasting on the suet . Funny how this is named a red bellied as clearly it seems he has more red on his head then his belly lol .

   The male Northern Cardinals really stand out this time of year .  I can hear him saying to himself ,   If I can just reach this berry  .
         The female Cardinals  also stand out amongst the green of the cedar hedges .

          Not as many Morning Doves about now but we do get the odd one or two sticking around  .

                 Well that's about it like I said its been quiet here , we are to get rain this afternoon and a bit over night then the weekend is to be sunny and still mild .

                                                                Until next time

                                         Country Gal

Friday, November 15, 2019

Finding Beauty In The Dull Of The Cold

 Well lets start off  with the weather as we Canadians have to always be prepared for changing weather and it is usually the most talked about subject  lol .

It has been cold, snowy, damp and gloomy with the odd pop of sunshine but on the + side we will be getting warmer temps arriving as of Sunday for a few days all above freezing and some well needed sunshine  , I feel we will be having weather that's  constantly swapping from cold to warm I just hope it doesn't cause flooding in the area again  like it did last year  .

I really am not a fan of the cold snowy damp weather but there are times I can find some of it's beauty under all the white .

                                            I also can find beauty with in doors as well .

                  And on certain nights when the full moon appears like it did on Tuesday

          The full moon rising over our valley  I am so clad it was a fairly clear night but it was cold ,

                     Then I went our later in the evening as the full moon was at high peak .

 Then the next morning as the sun was rising in the east this very same moon was setting in the west .

 So even though the cold damp snowy weather keeps me in more it does has its beautiful moments to take a few quick photos of .

                                                                   Until next time

                                       Country Gal


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Have Snow

 Yup it has come early for us for the first time in many years and quite a bit of it to , we aren't used to getting this much  this early or having it as cold either in the lower part of Ontario Canada but it has made for a new canvas for photography and as always a challenging one at best .

 Before the big storm we did get a little bit of snow and it was mild and Miggs was enjoying the calm and sun but then after that day it was cloudy and the sky s were letting loose with snow .

 Miggs is now sporting her new winter coat not the fur kind as her fur hasn't grown much or thickened up like it used to as she is getting older so she now happily and proudly wears this coat and its looks so cute on her , it even has a zippered pocket to carry  her poopy bags in lol !

 The birdies have been flocking about the feeders filling up on all that's available and we have more ground feeders of Juncos then we have ever had this year just before I took this shot there were so many Juncos I could not see the ground  .

 Every year all though I don't really like the thought of cold and snow arriving when the snow finally does I see the beauty of it as it gently covers and caresses the land .

                               And how the snow sparkles in the sunshine is soo pretty to .

I have still been seeing Robins about as well as they sit in the crab apple tree and feast on the berries , this Robin decided to sit outside our window on the wire all puffed up .

So I guess this snow is here to stay unless we get a wacky warm spell one never knows with Canadian weather .

                                                     Until next time


Monday, November 11, 2019

We Will Remeber !

                                                Thank you to all for our freedom .


                 Lest We Forget !