A Little Walk

Yesterday, I had absolutely nothing scheduled except for laundry, so after the laundry was done, I went for a walk along the Seine River.  I just brought my little camera that does’t have a lot of zoom, since it fits into my pocket. First thing I found was on a tree trunk just behind my… Continue reading A Little Walk

Mother’s Day Run

It was a beautiful morning this morning – perfect for a little stroll. I headed out for a walk along the Seine River, but hardly got over to the other side of the river before finding out that there is an annual Mother’s Day Run on my path.  The run had just started so no… Continue reading Mother’s Day Run

Fun with a Smoke Detector

About a week & a half ago, the smoke detector in my suite began to chirp.  If it had sounded like a little bird chirping, it wouldn’t have bothered me, but it was approximately 100% louder and very annoying.  It was a Sunday, so the resident manager is off duty.  There is an emergency number… Continue reading Fun with a Smoke Detector

It’s Melting

We have had a few days in a row where temperatures have stayed above freezing at night and gone up to the high teens during the day, so finally we are seeing lots of bare ground and the ice is pretty much gone from the rivers.  Lakes still have ice, but not strong enough to… Continue reading It’s Melting

A Drive to Lockport

This morning after breakfast, I decided to take a drive north to Lockport. According to Wikipedia, “Lockport is a small unincorporated community in Manitoba, Canada located just 28 km north of the city of Winnipeg.” A few years ago I managed to drive there when there were dozens of beautiful Pelicans around and I hope… Continue reading A Drive to Lockport

Looking for Spring

I went out for a walk along the Seine River (well, the still frozen Seine River), to see if I could find any signs of spring. There are lots of Canada Geese back here in Winnipeg, but I kind of suspect that they have teamed up with Mother Nature in this April Fools joke on… Continue reading Looking for Spring

Welcome Back Winter (NOT)

Most of us were enjoying our early spring as the snow was very slowly melting and disappearing from the roads and being splashed onto our cars.  Yes, it was messy, but essential to getting rid of the snow and starting to see the ground again. But – Mother Nature had other plans and arranged for… Continue reading Welcome Back Winter (NOT)