Woods Country Cove

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This & That


The weather has been a mix of sun, rain , humidity and cool. Yesterday was over cast but with cool breezes today the  sky is filled with sunshine and cool fresh air !

Yesterday I was busy trimming our Japanese  Dapple Willows . It took me a few hours as they were thick and very tall ! Let me tell you my hand is killing me today , hand trimming hurts lol !

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I didn't take a before photo but I think you can tell how big they were by the amount I cut off and stuffed in this trailer lol !

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                              All trimmed up both top and sides, then Papa came home and did more of the top for me with the hedge trimmer that is to heavy for me to use  .

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         At one point they were touching Papa’s work shop there  on the left and he couldn’t get through to cut the grass ! But he can now !

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Like my rock garden .. literally . I pulled all the weed from it as I haven't done anything with it this year and again laid down the garden tarp , come fall I will put some Hostas in as it is a half shade half sun spot !

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I don't know if this little guy falls under the butterfly or moth variety but he was soo pretty and tinny and when he spread his wings the back side of them were a vibrant  light blueish, purple  colour !

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                               Our gardens are doing well  and I am in them weeding every other day and dead heading  .

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The birdies have been eating us out of house and home this summer . I have been filling feeders every day that's 4 feeders a day like this one ! Hummers have been few and far between this year .  Both the  Orioles  Baltimore and Orchard have been supping up  their nectar from the feeders as well .  I am happy to report though the rise of Monarchs are more this year here as last year I saw maybe two  ,so far 6 this year so that hopefully is promising that they are on a come back .

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As for my Miggs … who has been my faithful garden companion following me around keeping me company and always on squirrel patrol  is enjoying the cooler weather to .

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                                                                   Miggs … are you snoozing on the job ?…..

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                                                                         What me  ??…. Never mum ! 

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                                                          Always alert and looking pretty  hehe !!!!

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  This morning is a beautiful cool fresh  morning , I was out taking photos at 6 am of the clouds and sun rise !

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I just love the sight I see every morning of the sun rising  over the valley and as it  sets  in the evenings and it shines on our valley !  These cool temps have brought back the Blue jays already as I can hear one squawking as I sit here typing  with my windows  open as the air is fresh and  with a  cool breeze blowing .

Every morning these little guys  the  Easter King birds  fly high over and around  our yard and  the field beside us collecting bugs for their breakfast in the sun rise making quite the squeaking noise  as they fly about  , we have lots of them and I enjoy watching  them swoop and hover over head !

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                                     Well that is it for This & That I am sure I will have more to post about soon .

                                                                      Until next time my friends ! Have a good day !

                                                                                   Country Gal

Monday, July 21, 2014

To Much Moisture


We had a rainy weekend for the best part of the weekend and now it is  as humid  as heck . This morning was a very foggy morning , so foggy the weather people were warning drivers to be careful as in some areas it was a thick as pea soup lol !

So of course I had to take photos , oh ya know me always a photo opp out there lol ! So off I went in my jammies at 7 am !

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                      I love how the fog just rolls through the valley , very mysterious , almost eerie , yet beautiful !

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            The sun was shining and caused a colour change in the atmosphere of the fog laying over the land  of the valley!

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                        The river is down there so lots of moisture being held there ! It didn’t take long for the sun to burn the fog off and it became a sunny yet very humid  day . Miggs and I did a small walk this morning after taking photos , enjoyed a bit of shade on the back porch and then that was that too  humid so we have been in the cool the rest of the day ! I gave the house a lick and a promise and then just puttered for the best part of the afternoon !

Tomorrow is to be another hot humid day ! It is not the heat I don't like it is the humidity sweating I don't mind but when it is humid sweating doesn't stop just adds more moisture to the moisture you already have lol  !

                                                                     Until next time my friends !

                                                                           Country Gal

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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                                                               Country Gal