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)

House Finches – from Eggs to Flight

A close friend of mine has been documenting on FaceBook about a pair of House Finches who built a nest in one of her hanging plants.  My friend Hazel lives in the Minneapolis area and she has agreed to let me share her photos with everyone. In my years of breeding pet birds, I have… Continue reading House Finches – from Eggs to Flight

Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 3

After leaving the Bison enclosure, we took a different road back, heading into Onanole so I could gas up my car, instead of taking the drive back through the park.  The only gas stations open this time of year are either south of the park at Onanole or north of the park in Dauphin.  The… Continue reading Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 3

A Visit with Jack

I spent the last week dog/house sitting for a friend of mine.  Jack is very different from Toby, who I have stayed with before.  I posted a picture of him earlier and have more of him today. Size is a huge difference and age is also a big difference between these two boys.  I have… Continue reading A Visit with Jack

Photo Challenges Update

It has been so long since I’ve posted any of my photo challenges, that there are too many to include in my regular posts here, so this is an update of what I have posted for the last 3 weeks. Starting with day 42 of 365 photos, this will take us up to day 63.… Continue reading Photo Challenges Update

Photo Challenges

For a year starting around the end of 2016, I participated in a photo a day challenge.  It was fun, so I decided to repeat it, this time starting on January 1st, so there was a more distinct start and end to the year.  I am not repeating the pictures – just the challenge, which… Continue reading Photo Challenges

Back to RMNP

RMNP is of course Riding Mountain National Park.  This is most likely my last trip for the year, since winter is now getting very close. A friend (Debbie F) who I met on the FaceBook page for RMNP had talked about taking a trip there together when she had some days off work and this… Continue reading Back to RMNP