Hello from South Africa

A quick report to let everyone know that I am alive and well and having a wonderful time in Kruger National Park.  I have absolutely no internet connection here and my plans to get a SIM card and data to use on my phone failed miserably (my own fault). I have an IPhone that I… Continue reading Hello from South Africa

Catch Up

Between the move and my upcoming vacation, I haven’t been around here much lately and I apologize for that – but it will be awhile before things get back to normal (whatever that is) again. To fill you in – I have moved, although still unpacking.  Hopefully I will be finished unpacking before I leave… Continue reading Catch Up

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

Leopards, Tigers, Pandas & more

Most of the pictures that I took yesterday at Assiniboine Park Zoo were of one Polar Bear who did a wonderful job of giving me several poses.  I did manage to get pictures of more critters too, but didn’t want to have too many pictures in one post. You don’t usually see all the Seals… Continue reading Leopards, Tigers, Pandas & more

Polar Bears

It was a chilly morning for a walk (-18C), but it was sunny and not much wind, so I headed over to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.  Many of the critters enjoy the cold weather and are more active than they are during the summer, when it is more comfortable for us humans. I got pictures… Continue reading Polar Bears

Spring in February?

I certainly wouldn’t have believed it and I still don’t, but the Canada Geese have returned already predicting a very early spring.   I still expect some major cold weather and snow storms and hope the geese will be ok. But – the critters seem to know the weather and their forecasts are often more accurate… Continue reading Spring in February?

Winter at the English Garden & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

I’ve gone through the English Gardens & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park in the summer before, but this is my first time going in the winter.  There are no flowers (of course), but the sculptures are still here.  It was a beautiful morning to wander around a bit with a temperature of +3C… Continue reading Winter at the English Garden & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden