Assiniboine Park after a Temperature Drop

Luckily we did not get the extreme & dangerously high temperatures that the west coast of Canada had a few days ago, but we had temperatures in the high 30C range – up to 38C. Parts of British Columbia were in the high 40C range almost 50C. Currently a large number of wildfires are burning… Continue reading Assiniboine Park after a Temperature Drop

On My Balcony

First thing this morning, I made a cup of coffee and then sat out on my balcony to drink it. Of course, I had my camera with me, just in case any critters showed themselves. The one Petunia planter could use another plant or 2, so I decided to head over to the Superstore gardening… Continue reading On My Balcony

A Day in the Life

Today I got to spend a few hours with my little buddy – Coconut! His family was going to be away for much of the day and as he is aging, he has developed problems with his eyes. He needs regular drops in each eye a few times a day. Of course, I was willing… Continue reading A Day in the Life

Sturgeon Creek and Assiniboine Park

This morning I decided to make a return trip to Sturgeon Creek. I could hear lots of birds singing, but was unable to get any photos of any of them – other than some swallows who I am guessing are Bank Swallows that nest along the bank. The photos of the swallows are not great,… Continue reading Sturgeon Creek and Assiniboine Park

A Couple of Walks in Assiniboine Park

A few days ago, I went to Assiniboine Park for a mid morning walk and this morning I made a return trip for an early morning walk. There wasn’t a huge difference in what I saw on the walks, but there were a lot less people around for the early one. There was also a… Continue reading A Couple of Walks in Assiniboine Park

Hanging around the Apartment

I have been spending time getting things together for planting some flowers on my balcony. I picked up 3 railing planters and have them set up and filled with fresh dirt. Then I picked up some impatience to plant in the 2 square planters that I used at my last apartment and some petunias for… Continue reading Hanging around the Apartment

Walking Through the English Gardens and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

It was a cool morning, but the sun was shining and I went for a walk through the English Gardens. I knew there would be some birds around, but didn’t think any of the flowers would have survived the couple of frosty mornings we’ve had in the last week or so. The first 2 photos… Continue reading Walking Through the English Gardens and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

A Quicker Trip to Riding Mountain than Planned – part 2

Today I’ll fill in some of the blanks from yesterday’s post – just for something different. 🙂 After I found out that the car shouldn’t be driven, I called Cindy at the Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast to cancel my 2 nights. Soon after that I found out that the car wouldn’t be towed until the… Continue reading A Quicker Trip to Riding Mountain than Planned – part 2

A Quicker trip to Riding Mountain than planned

The trip started out nice & early as usual and I was in Portage la Prairie for the sunrise. All was going fine until I slowed down for a town on the highway and the car started making an annoying noise. As I past the town and sped up again, the noise disappeared. Then I… Continue reading A Quicker trip to Riding Mountain than planned

Looking for Hummingbirds

I haven’t been to the English Gardens looking for Hummingbirds for awhile – and the last time I went to the Gardens was a chilly morning, so they weren’t active yet. Today, I went in the afternoon when it was nice & warm. Unfortunately, they were too fast this time – LOL – but I… Continue reading Looking for Hummingbirds