Assiniboine Park

A few days ago, I decided to head to Assiniboine Park and specifically to the English Garden/Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in the hope of finding Hummingbirds and/or Indigo Buntings. I did manage a few photos, but did not see any Hummingbirds or Buntings. A couple of days earlier I had seen the elusive Indigo Bunting… Continue reading Assiniboine Park

Morning Stroll at Fort Whyte Alive

Living in the middle of a city, I have found that I need to spend time in nature as often as I can. Listening to critter sounds is what I need, instead of traffic or people yelling or sirens. I like to just stroll along casually, listening to or watching the birds and any other… Continue reading Morning Stroll at Fort Whyte Alive

Riding Mountain National Park – June 9, continued

After checking into my beautiful deluxe room at Elkhorn Resort, I headed downstairs and outside to visit the horses at the stables. I talked to one of the employees, asking about the extra horses they had compared to other visits. She told me that they often board horses over the winter but due to COVID-19,… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – June 9, continued

My Plant Balcony

A little over a year ago I moved into a small apartment that had a little plant balcony. I couldn’t go on the balcony, but I could put plants on it. The balcony is about 25 inches wide and 57 inches long and there is a 3 foot step to get out onto it –… Continue reading My Plant Balcony

A Day in the Life (and some background)

Late last year, my mother(96 years) was living in her own apartment and looking after herself with a little help from home care workers who visited for a few minutes a couple of times each day. She wasn’t feeling good and went to the hospital, where they determined that she had a bladder infection. After… Continue reading A Day in the Life (and some background)

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 7, Part 2

We still had the afternoon left after finishing the Capilano Swinging Bridge walk, and Angie mentioned that there is an indoor conservatory combined with an aviary that she though we should take a look at. Birds and plants are high on my list of favourite things – so of course I agreed to this suggestion… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 7, Part 2

Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

As if it isn’t far enough to go from Winnipeg to Vancouver, I decided to take a detour on day 1 and go to Riding Mountain National Park. It isn’t much good coming here just for a few hours, so I booked 2 nights here. 🙂 The drive here was uneventful. I drove the Trans… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

An hour in the English Gardens

On a Facebook page for Manitoba Birds, I have seen so many people getting amazing photos of the beautiful little Hummingbirds that come here for the summers. I haven’t had any luck over the years, at getting decent photos of these adorable and very quick little birds. Many years ago, my Dad took a lot… Continue reading An hour in the English Gardens

A Couple of Hours at Lockport with Pelicans (and friends)

Yesterday looked like a nice day and I had nothing in my calendar – so I headed north to Lockport to see and photograph the Pelicans around the dam on the Red River. I pulled into the park on the east side of the river when I got there and walked over to see if… Continue reading A Couple of Hours at Lockport with Pelicans (and friends)

Hanging out with Coconut

You may remember Coconut from a previous time I stayed with him and his older brother Buddy. Unfortunately, Buddy has since passed and Coconut is left on his own with his human family. He seems to be doing pretty good and is hardly spoiled at all. 🙂 He is so cute, it would be hard… Continue reading Hanging out with Coconut