Stuff

I love days like this.  It is very pleasant walking in the morning with a temperature of 16C (which also lets the house cool down overnight) and then it is going up to 25C by the afternoon (not too hot like last week).  We may get some rain today, but they are just talking about a possibility of isolated showers.  Everything is so dry that we really do need a good soaking rain – overnight would be perfect.  🙂

I saw a few ducks when Chester and I took our walk along the Red River this morning, but none of them really gave me anything to take a picture of.  Again, the beavers were nowhere to be seen.  😦  The rowers on the river were on this side today, so they may have gone into hiding from them.  I’m hoping they haven’t moved on since its been a few days since I’ve seen them.  Chester found lots of bunnies that he would have loved to chase though.

This weekend, I plan on going to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.  Apparently they have now opened up a butterfly garden as well as having a bird free flight show (predatory birds).  I had planned on going last weekend, but Chester’s seizure put me back a couple of days and I ran out of weekend.  I really hope both exhibits are up and running completely.  The last opening was Toucan Ridge and it was only about 1/2 completed (but open) a couple of weeks after the grand opening.  Hopefully that is now finished, so I can see that when I go this weekend.

I only remember see one Toucan on that trip and I took a picture, but it didn’t come out great.  I’ll show it to you now anyway and then when I get better ones this weekend, I can show you the new and improved Toucan pictures along with butterflies and maybe some hawks and eagles in flight.

Toucan
Toucan

On Africam today, we have seen rhinos, vervet monkeys, zebras, impalas, waterbuck, wildebeest, plus lots of birds and more.  Click here to see today’s pictures.