On the Move Again

My lease is almost up and I am in an apartment that is too expensive for me – so it is once again time to move.  If you were with me and remember – at the time I moved here I had my sweet Irish Setter, Chester.  It was hard to find an apartment that… Continue reading On the Move Again

The Forks – end of March

I decided to wander over to the Forks to see how spring is progressing there.  The snow is pretty much gone, but the ice still remains on both the rivers – obviously not strong enough for even the geese to walk on in places though. The ice hut made from blocks of ice taken from… Continue reading The Forks – end of March

Heading for Home

The trip to Vancouver was not a vacation, but I did extend it a bit to spend time with my daughter and it was also nice to see some friends and relatives at the funeral, who I don’t see often.  But early Thursday morning it was time to get on the plane and head for… Continue reading Heading for Home

A Walk in the Rain

I had most of the day on my own Wednesday, since Angie had to work.  She gave me directions to a good place to walk so that was the plan.  It was pretty wet, but not raining when I woke up, so I headed out after breakfast. Of course, it started to rain within a… Continue reading A Walk in the Rain

Dan

Dan Runchey (my nephew) was born October 15th, 1977 and passed away March 9th, 2017. Dan was my brother, Doug’s son.  He and his sister Catherine lived with their parents in a few locations when they were growing up, starting in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They moved to Ottawa, Ontario when Dan was 7 years old and… Continue reading Dan

A Walk with Angie & Emily

After I arrived at Vancouver Airport, I picked up my rental car, dug the GPS out of my bag and set it for Angie’s place.  Amazingly enough, I arrived at her place safe & sound without having to have made any detours or adjustments.  I think this may have been the first time that the… Continue reading A Walk with Angie & Emily

Winnipeg to Vancouver

On Monday, I left Winnipeg – heading for Vancouver.  My nephew’s funeral was set for Tuesday morning. This would be my first flight with West Jet and the plane was scheduled to leave Winnipeg at 6:20 am.  I decided to spend the night at the Best Western Hotel very close to the airport, so I… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver

It is Still Winter at Fort Whyte Alive

Last month Mother Nature tried to fool us into thinking we would have an early spring, but she soon brought back the winter weather.  So – winter activities have resumed as the ice has frozen on the lakes & rivers again.  The  Canada Geese stayed with us and are waiting for the weather to warm… Continue reading It is Still Winter at Fort Whyte Alive

The Forks in Spring (or is it?)

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day to go for a walk and take pictures at The Forks in Winnipeg.  But a severe winter storm is predicted to hit Manitoba today.  The last forecast indicates that Winnipeg may be spared the snow but get some freezing rain instead. The Forks name comes from the fact that… Continue reading The Forks in Spring (or is it?)

Photo Shoot with St. Peanut

St. Peanut is an adorable little Chickadee who has been coming to help himself to the food that I have been putting out on my balcony for him for the last few weeks. He doesn’t make it easy for me to get pictures because he doesn’t stop moving long enough to zoom and focus, but… Continue reading Photo Shoot with St. Peanut