Woods Country Cove

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

More Snow & Birds

Well , our winter may have started out late and only in the past two and half weeks of snow we have had on the ground so far but boy it has been making up for its late arrival for sure ,with two major snow storms in a short time now under our belts and I cant believe we are at the end of January already either . I must say even as late as our winter arrived I am looking forward to the arrival of spring and the spring forward of clocks to in March seems like some of us are just biding our time till then I know I am lol .

It has been quiet here mostly for us , Papa at work weekdays and Miggs and I just putter about and try to pop outside every now and then for some fresh air and a change of scenery or to do a bit of shoveling till Papa can snow blow or filling feeders . Talking about feeders they have been the hub of the yard as birds flit to and fro between the feeders and the cedar hedges . Sometimes it can get very noisy with the amount of birds that horde the feeding area , why one day I counted or at least tryed to count as they all moved about 60 birds and all different species , I can sometimes hear the sound of them all together swoosh back and forth as they all take off together and return a few minuets later .

  I just looked out the window of my computer room as I am typing this and .. it is snowing again 🤨,

    Oh well it is winter time and we did have it start later in the season so I guess I shouldn't complain lol.
                                    On wards and upwards only 50 days till Spring  WOOHOO !
                                                                  Until next time .

                                                                            Country Gal

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Some Winter Blah To Winter Awe

It is the time of year where some of us are looking for the sun and mild temps with in these gloomy dreary winter days . We had very mild temps yesterday and lots of rain  , then over night it all froze and we had some snow fall . This morning it was all frozen to everything . When I look out the window at the continuing white it doesn't seem very appealing but when I am able to get out there and take a closer look WOW ! winter looks soo pretty and I can find some color and textures under the blanket of ice and snow  I just have to really look for it .

                             I love how some colours just pop out from under the snow .

                               How the snow gently sits on the tiniest seeds of grasses .

                              The little drops of rain frozen half way down the grass seed.

 I love the smell of cedar with a fresh blanket of snow , its like the cold brings out the smell more .

              Contrast and textures lines with icy snow make for very interesting photos .

  The good thing is there is lots of magical sights under the blanket of snow and once I find them I am in awe of it all over again .
                           I also am in awe of this pretty little bud of my Lilac bush .

                                  Possibly a sign of  an early spring in the air already ?!

                    Oh yes and I cant forget the most awe of all here  who we all love

                                                                    Miggs .

Blogger template is acting up for me today so this post may not look right , I used to use another template from another source called Open Live Writer to make my posts but that also is not working for me properly now , oh well  I also put some of my photos on  my Facebook page and that is working lol .

                                                                Until next time .
                                         Country Gal

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Winter Days , Taking Them One Day At A Time

I am still about and just getting through the winter days one day at a time . Our  winter weather has been quite tame and not much snow so far we have been green for most of it so far but it has been rainy in the beginning damp and cold but has been colder the past few days as it is to get very cold for the weekend and we might get a good dumping of snow they say to which will be the first real snow fall of the season for us .
Miggs and I have been  puttering about each day , see winter isn't our favorite season  we are more the summer type  but when or winters are like this one has been we find it a bit easier to handle , as Miggs and I have been able to get out more and go for our walks every day and spend a bit of time outside  .
I haven't been taking many photos either as I sometimes get in a photo rut especially this time of year when there is lots of cloudy gloomy days but the days we get sunshine really perk us up . 


                             Some  mornings have been pretty with the sun rise .

             These are these days Miggs and I like this time of year . I like sunny winter days .

Miggs just loves the sunshine to , we have less snow then in this pic now  this was taken a few days ago lol .

                          Even my indoor plants perk up with the lovely winter sunshine .

                        Its always nice to have some flowers and colour inside during the winters .

Clear sunny winter sky's make the air colder but  under the porch on the patio in her bed Miggs loves to snooze in the sunshine for a bit and get some fresh air . Even though it hasn't been a tuff winter for us this year so far I still am looking forward to it being over and  welcoming spring  with the promise of  colours and all newness with in the land , more sunny days , earlier sunrises and later sunsets and the return of my favorite song birds .
                   But for now , Miggs and I are just taking these winter days one day at a time .
                                                                    Until next time .
                                                                                                Country Gal

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Mix Of This & That

Hello .

It has been fairly quiet here the past week or two , not much going on . January is rolling along quite nicely so far. In just a little over 4 weeks time Papa’s  work in February will shut down for their mid winter break for a week  . 

As for our weather , well that's been  a wacky  one this winter so far  . Miggs and I have been able to enjoy out side a bit more this winter than past winters as we have had very little snow , just a dusting of the stuff here and there . Today it is windy sunny but cold and what little snow we do have is blowing about  for now .

The other day before we got any snow  we had fog and lots of rain and the temps were very warm . I love a fog over the fields  and our valley .

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This field above is beside our house and the road Miggs and I take on our walks is to the far left of the photo.

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       This is  about the amount of snow we have been getting on and off after the rainy days . It is nice to see the sun shine pop out from behind the winter clouds , but the clearer it is the colder it is but sunshine is always welcomed to shine on our yard , house and valley Smile

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The  bird feeders have been the busiest here  and I have been able to get a few pics from both inside and out . JANUARY 2019-7164JANUARY 2019-7183

But there was one visitor that the birdies don't like to see about the feeders  as he  swooped in and all the birds took off in a panic scattering everywhere.

JANUARY 2019-7197 A Broad Winged Hawk  sometimes mistaken as a Coopers Hawk . I think he is beautiful and I love being able to capture photos of  these pray birds every now and then as it is rare to have them so close to the house but I guess he is hungry and looking for a fast easier meal .  He sat there for some time searching the area waiting to see if any of the  birdies were brave enough to come to the feeders whilst he was there .

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He just would not turn around and face me but he kept an eye on me with my camera over his shoulder . I find it fascinating to see these beautiful yet powerful creatures  and get photos of them  . The entire yard was quiet . Then he took off in a graceful flight up and over the cedar hedge towards the valley forest  with no meal in his talon's this time  . I could almost hear the sigh of relief  FEW! from the birds as they all ventured back out to the feeders .

                                          After The Hawk took off Miggs was outside patrolling the yard .

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                                                                                         And eating snow lol .

                                                    Well that's  about it for us here .  Until next time .

                                                                                       Country Gal

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A New Year Is Upon Us

Happy New Year all  WOW 2019 .

Well all the festivities have come and gone and now it is time to collect ones self for the new year ahead .

Our weather has been very odd this winter for us and practically snowless . We have had more rain then snow and it is still very green  and the ground has not had a good deep  freeze yet and I really don't think we will have a deep freeze or much snow this winter at all but that can all change so fast cant it ?!  The temps have been mild and cold from day to day and very damp to.

Miggs has mixed feelings about not having snow as she loves to play in it but then she also likes not having snow so she can get about easier and not get all wet and full of snow balls on her fur lol ! and we can go for our walks every day as the roads are dry and clear to .

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Most days so far have been cloudy and gloomy but on occasion we have had the sun make an appearance and when it does we are soo happy and act like we have never seen it before , well it feels like days since we have had sunshine and when it comes out things do look and seem a whole lot brighter and happier , don’t you agree ?!

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                                                                Morning sunrise  through my kitchen window .

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                                           The birdies have been busy at the feeders through out the days to .

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Mr Cardinal has been keeping his distance from my camera and I . I think this one is a newcomer to the area as he seems skittish at the feeder to .

JANUARY 2019-7149Well Miggs , we may or may not have snow this winter but Spring is only 11 weeks away  WOOHOO !

                                                                                 Until next time .

                                                                                        Country Gal