Woods Country Cove

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Some Of This & That

Things have been coming along well here at Woods Country Cove . In my last post I had mentioned we were having a bit of vehicle problems well things are working better now and we hope we have solved the problem fingers crossed lol !

The weather has been on and off with sunshine mix of cool and warm temps and rainy , the rain we always need but not as much as we have been getting and the dampness down here in our valley has been tuff for those like me and our Miggs  who suffer from arthritis but we do our best to keep on moving 😃

Saturday was Papa's 50th birthday , we had a quiet celebration as he isn't big on these kinds of things for himself  but  we had a cake and had few family members over and had a nice day .

 Our gardens have all been done most are perennials but there are a few odd spaces I like to put annuals and plant a few hanging pots . Papa was busy over the weekend setting up his pond again and garden and got a few more new water plants to add , this pond and garden is still some what in a working progress but it is getting there each year .

 Now that all our gardens are done we are enjoying them and taking easy for the time being , I am sure Papa will have another project in mind soon for us lol .

Miggs is  being Miggs and doing well  now that all her surgeries are over and healed and now she is just enjoying each and every day as it comes , we still love our early morning walks and hanging out in the yard .

                            Oh and napping Miggs love to nap out side on the patio lol .

Our first baby Robing of the season above as he was patiently waiting for his Mama to return with some food but in the mean time he did peck at a few bugs on his own , he is strong and doing well .

We have our little Molly House Wren back again this year in the house on Papas workshop and another House Wren in another house in the back garden I love these little birds , we also have robins Morning doves , Oriels, Catbirds and Yellow Warblers nesting with in our cedar hedges , bushes and trees .

    Mrs Robin is still busy building this nest above in our Forsythia bush by our back door.

Our crab apple tree has been humming with thousands of busy bees as they collect the nectar from its beautiful blooms  .

           And our Lilac bushes all 15 of them are in full bloom and it smells wonderful .

I love this time of year , speaking of this time of year I can believe May will be over in two days WOW where does the time go ?!

             Welcome June  , here's to lots of sunshiny days , watching  and enjoying all the birdies  ,  the gardens grow , the return of butterfly's and bees  and lazy summer days all in the comfort of our Woods Country Cove  In The Valley .

                                                    Until next time

                             Country Gal



Monday, May 20, 2019

A Trying Week & A Little Change To My Photos

Well the beginning of last week started out well . Papa and I were on our way to the city  as I had a eye specialist appointment that I go to once a year to make sure the pressure in my right eye is good  I have cataracts and glaucoma in the family and my right  eye I have a bit of pressure in so they have to keep an eye on it no pun intended lol ! Any who we get half way there and then it all started... our van started to chug then go ok then chug almost like it was saying no I don't want to keep going .Well Papa had to turn around and get us back home drop me off and then take it to his mechanic and well we have had problems ever since and he has had part after part replaced and its still acting up  vehicles these days are just so much more complicated with all the electronics to them so we have been using one of Papa's nice truck drivers from his work lent us his other vehicle until we get our vehicle fixed we hope , really cant afford another one yet . Then Papa's parents were off on a road trip in their truck and trail over state side and were planning on going on this road trip for a month well that's a bust cause the weather where they were going is terrible all over  , tornadoes , flooding , forest fires  , snow in the mountains I do hope the people living there are all ok , we have been keeping in contact with his parents via email and face time through phones and they are ok and on their way back home having their trip cut short by a few weeks , just glad they are safe . Life is to try us at times isn't it ?!

On a happier note Miggs is doing well now and all back to her old silly self . Her incisions healed very well and she had her spa day which she loves and can  rolly polly again now in the grass and just be Miggs .

                      This was the full blue moon from Saturday night I quickly took .

 The weekend weather was amazing warm sunny with cool breezes and we had a chiminea fire every evening as we sat on the patio porch listening to the peepers and the other night creatures .

 I had a nice campfire on Sunday as Papa had lots of extra wood scraps from his wood shop to burn .

 I am thinking of doing a little change to my photos , nothing drastic at all  well mostly how I water mark my photos . Instead of water marking them with Woods Country Cove I have decided to water mark them with my photography water mark that I use for my Facebook and Facebook photography groups  as it is easier then having two types of water  marks one for this blog and then my other one so if you see this © Lillian Wood on my photos here this is my middle name I use lol !

I hope all my fellow Canadians have enjoyed this Victoria Long weekend and others from across the pond had a good weekend as well .

I will be in and out of blog land as this time of year keeps me outside more often with gardens and just enjoying the weather sights and sounds of our valley and yard .

                                                     So until next time .

                            Country Gal


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Wishing All Mum's

                        To All mum's here on earth and in heaven .


                                       Country Gal

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Miggs Is All Better & Spring Is Coming Along Nicely To

All is good now with our Miggs . Miggs got her stitches out last Friday and the vet said she healed up nicely and is ready to get back to her old self WOOHOO !

 We had a nice weekend . our youngest son  James and his partner came down and we celebrated his birthday , Today is actually his birthday ,

The past few days has been lovely and sunny out and Miggs and I were out just soaking it all up , I was puttering in the gardens and taking lots of photos as this time of year brings all kinds of fun things to photograph . Birds and more birds of course lol flowers , butterfly's and more .

 This little guy is a first for me I thought it was a new breed of Nuthatch but in fact it is a  black and white Warbler , we have never seen one in our yard and this is the first for seeing and capturing one . I am happy about this , One of the main reasons I love living in a valley that's on the migration path is that every spring and summer we get new birds to the area  makes me giddy every time lol .

Now this Yellow Warbler is a yard dweller every spring and summer and he is soo pretty and has a pretty song to but he doesn't like to pose for pictures as he hides from me here in our Japanese willows .
   Our birds are busy foraging for nestlings and the yard is very busy.

                        Mr Song Sparrow above  is searching for that perfect nesting materials .

          Our hummers are back as well as our House Wrens to  so now our spring and summer birds have returned mostly , now waiting for the Cat birds to show up . Over the years through out the spring and summer months I have counted and recorded 40 species of birds that occupy our yard and that doesn't include the odd new birds that stop here  lol ! I love it .

Gardens are coming along well , I will be going to get some of our favorite annuals to fill in the spots of the gardens and for my hanging pots soon .

But in the mean time the butterfly's and bees are enjoying the spring blooms

 It is a welcomed rainy on and  off  day here today  but the rest of the week  is looking sunny . My Patio Porch is all set up so Miggs and I have been enjoying what I call our outdoor summer living room from sunrise to sunset and enjoying our chiminea fire place as well .  In the evenings down by the river in the forest the Coyotes have been howling  , they will be moving on soon as they travel from our valley through the fields down to  lake  Erie to Port Burwell provincial park . I love hearing them howl and yip.

Well that's about it for me for now I hope your spring is coming along and you are able to get out and enjoy it all .
                                                             Until next time .

                              Country Gal