On and In the Red River Today

It is a very chilly morning at 9C when Chester and I took our walk to the Red River, but the sun is shining and rain is not in the forecast for today, .  We hadn’t gone far when I spotted something in the water.  I wasn’t sure if it was just something floating or… Continue reading On and In the Red River Today

Selling – Moving ? ?

I’ve been thinking a lot about things lately.  Chester and I are both getting older as is my home.  My house is the oldest of us all, as it was built in 1900, so is now currently 114 years old.  I am 63 years old and Chester is 11 years old.  Jewel is still a… Continue reading Selling – Moving ? ?

Grey Squirrels

The Grey Squirrels obviously had a successful breeding season this year.  I was watching 3 almost grown youngsters out my living room window the other day.  Some of the pictures have blurs as one or more squirrel raced around, but you can see from the series, that they were certainly busy squirrels having fun. Poor… Continue reading Grey Squirrels

Bunny Story

A Bunny decided that my yard would be a good place to have babies.  I’m sure every time this happens, it is a very young bunny, who may have just been born in the spring and hasn’t developed any bunny sense yet. Yesterday morning, Chester didn’t come in immediately after his morning pee as he… Continue reading Bunny Story

Monday Morning Walk

I was not expecting to see much on today’s walk due to the fog covering, but took my camera as usual when Chester and I headed out.  I took pictures of a couple of things that are still waiting for the city to look after – one from the winter and one from early summer. … Continue reading Monday Morning Walk

Another Combo

I’m gong to have to go back to working full-time.  This retirement thing is getting to be too much work! It has been ages since I’ve had a chance to work on my de-cluttering, but I got some more done in the kitchen this morning.  🙂  Actually, the kitchen is finished now.  Every cupboard and… Continue reading Another Combo


Actually – not much is happening around here.  My car is in for service for a couple of recalls and some regular maintenance.  Hopefully it will be ready soon and I can get out and run some errands. I still don’t seem to have this retirement going the way I expected it to be.  I… Continue reading Happenings


Back in the spring I wrote about my Flowering Bushes and one bush was a mystery.  A similar bush to the mystery one was ID’d as a Viburnam (V.lentago or Nannyberry Viburnam).  Garry Ladman from Classic Viburnams was helping me with the identification of both bushes. Since that article, the flowers on both bushes have… Continue reading Viburnums

The Rise and Fall of the Red

Today is my Mother’s birthday.  Last year we celebrated her 90th birthday, so I guess this one must be 91!  🙂  Happy Birthday Mom! The Red River has had it’s ups and downs this year.  We had the spring rise as the snow melted and headed north to the lakes.  Then it dropped as that… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Red