Woods Country Cove

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Feeling Hot ,Hot, Hot


Well we wanted warm weather and we got it  , it has been hot and humid and very dry  hoping for some rain tonight .

I have been busy with  my gardens  and enjoying our yard and long walks with Miggs  in the early mornings before things heat up  and Papa has been busy with  his work and roofing  .

I have been having fun taking photos of all the birds , critters  and flowers  the butterfly's aren't around much right yet as all the flowers haven't bloomed yet  that they like to feast on but I did catch up with my first sighting here of a Swallowtail butterfly briefly as he stopped by to test the lilacs for a few minuets .

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                        He didn't have time to pose for me so I just took a photo of him anyways for my archives lol !

                      We have lots of baby birds here now all squealing to be fed and following Mama and Papa about .

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                                       Then I spotted this little guy playing hide and go seek with me in my flowers !

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                                       Even though it has been hot and humid the yard has been joyfully busy !

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                               Mr Red winged black bird watching over his Mrs as she feasts below at the feeders !

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                     Then Alvin joined in the fun and was quite playful with the birds and the idea of food near his home !

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When we went to the garden center  Papa had picked himself up a few more Clematis  and planted them  , this one he made a little garden for her  by our arbor so she can climb up and over it !.

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Then this one by our pergola so it can do the same thing climb up and over to shade the water fountain for the birds and critters instead of me using an umbrella for shade and it will look prettier to !

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I planted all my  sun / shade  perennial plants around our big tree , with the new picket fence Papa built when they all grow and flower it will all look soo pretty !

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                                                                      I cant wait till they all spread and fill out !

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Papa is still working on our back garden edging as we liked his picket bird house idea we decided to do it there as well !

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Miggs approves for that as well  lol . Well that was a long winded post wasn't it ? It is so hard to share all that one has done  and enjoyed with in a few days all into one post , especially as I love to take so many photos  lol !  But I will be off now as I have watering to do with hope we still get rain tonight and enough to help all our gardens grow .

                                                                                 Until next time .


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Busy Weekend

We just had a long weekend this past weekend and it has been a busy one  . Papa was busy putting on a steel roof for a friend for the best part of the weekend but had Monday , Yesterday and today off as a mini vacation plus it is his Birthday today , Happy Birthday Papa  . I got Papa his birthday gift early as I know he would enjoy it after this busy weekend he has had . Miggs likes to lay under it  .

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Miggs did not like Papa being away working over the weekend that's for sure  but when he got home on the one evening  she was showing Papa how she tells the squirrels in the tree that were screaming at each other and fighting to stop .

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I have been busy in the yard and in my gardens weeding and making sure all my new perennials are healthy and watered as we haven't had enough  rain to give them a good drink  in over a week . Everything is coming along wonderfully regardless of the lack of mother natures  rain  which is better then tap water but oh well  all  is looking good now and I find watering my gardens with the hose and sprayer oh shower  very relaxing .  I also have been taking photos of bird couples and Mama’s and Papa’s feeding their babies as we now have lots of new baby birds about .

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This little baby Robin above was squeaking all weekend for Mama to find him and bring him food but he can fly really well now so wont be long till he is finding food for himself .

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                                                  Mrs Dovey below has been in her nest all week and hasn’t moved !

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This Catbird  above is very skittish and hard to capture as they never sit still for long but I do love the sound of them . They seem to appear at dusk and dawn .

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                                                                           My summer garden flag is now up !

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                                                  After our walks Miggs has been catching some rays of sunshine lol !

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My Lilac bushes have been soo lovely again this year and full of blooms , it is so nice to have the fresh sent of them in the house .

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                                                                       The evening sunsets have been pretty !

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                 We have had nice chiminea fires going in the evenings as we enjoy the sun sets and birds singing and chatting away before the night falls  from the patio porch .

It may still be spring but the temps have been summer like here , our Hummers , Barn swallows , Eastern King Birds , Wrens , Warblers and Thrashers are all back now with the rest of our spring and summer birds  and our trees ,  hedges and all feeders  have been busy with birds whilst the bees buzz and feed on what flowers that have already bloomed and the odd butterfly flutters by waiting for my butterfly bushes and plants to bloom . Oh I do love this time of year .

                     Making another trip to the garden center today to get our last bit of plants and Miggs will be coming with us as she loves to go there and the centers staff just adore her  . 

                                                                                Until next time .