A Short Stroll before Vaccine Time

My COVID vaccine appointment is for the afternoon today, but I still need some time to walk (instead of sitting around on the computer at home) – so I went to Assiniboine Park to check out the English Garden and to see if I can find the Pileated Woodpecker again. No luck on finding the… Continue reading A Short Stroll before Vaccine Time

Assiniboine Park and Zoo

Many years ago – when I was a child – one of the highlights of going to the zoo was for an exhibit called Aunt Sally’s Farm. Back then the zoo was free to visit. When I say many years ago, it really was. I just had my 70th birthday today and I haven’t been… Continue reading Assiniboine Park and Zoo

An Afternoon at the Zoo when I am not volunteering

I usually volunteer at the Assiniboine Park Zoo about 3 time per week – but when volunteering, I can’t wander as I like and take photos – so it is nice to go on days when I can wander where I want. It is amazing how many people know who I am even when I… Continue reading An Afternoon at the Zoo when I am not volunteering

A Walk around Assiniboine Park after Doctor Appointment

This morning started off with a return visit to my doctor about my shoulder. Of course, I had another x-ray and then he had me show him the movement I now have. He said I am slightly above the normal for movement at this time in my recovery. I asked about using weights to get… Continue reading A Walk around Assiniboine Park after Doctor Appointment

Short Walk after Temperature Drop

Yesterday we had a mild December temperature of -4C and this morning it was -25C when I went out to get some groceries. I hadn’t checked the temperature before leaving my apartment, so just had my fleece on as my jacket. I had to scrape ice and snow off the car – but got my… Continue reading Short Walk after Temperature Drop

A Slippery Walk

I knew it was going to be slippery when I opened the door to go outside and saw frozen drops of rain on the stair railings. I went anyway, but didn’t end up walking enough to even look at what my FitBit said today. First photos are the intricate designs on my car’s windshield (windscreen)… Continue reading A Slippery Walk

Revisiting Assiniboine Forest

The original plan for my next visit to Assiniboine Forest was to go much earlier in the morning – but that didn’t happen. A few days ago I ordered a Poinsettia from Shermerdine and it was ready this morning – so I went there first. I was amazed at how beautiful this was since I… Continue reading Revisiting Assiniboine Forest

Walking Around Assiniboine Park

I am so sad that the Assiniboine Park Zoo is still closed, but happy that the rest of the park is open and the trails are kept in good condition. I parked at the East Gate and headed into the park this morning. It is amazing to have temperatures so close to 0C in December… Continue reading Walking Around Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Forest – Exploring a different area

Yesterday, I decided to check out a different area of the Assiniboine Forest. This is a large area that pretty much begins at the Assiniboine Park. The park starts at the Assiniboine River. Some areas in the park are bush and it is common to find White-tailed Deer right along with other urban wildlife. Corydon… Continue reading Assiniboine Forest – Exploring a different area

Walking the Trails in Assiniboine Park

Until my last move, I have always lived east of Assiniboine Park and always entered from the east. Since I moved west of the park a couple of months ago, I found out that there is a large western side of the park with trails. I have now been entering the west side and driving… Continue reading Walking the Trails in Assiniboine Park