Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

I arrived at Spruces a few minutes earlier than the agreed meeting time, so I took some pictures while waiting for Debbie. When Debbie arrived a few minutes later, we headed towards the Bison enclosure, with an occasional stop for pictures along the way. It didn’t take too long before we were inside the Bison… Continue reading Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

Spring at Riding Mountain National Park

I have been wanting to head north the Riding Mountain National Park, since it is now Spring and the bears are coming out of hibernation, plus there may be some babies showing up already – so I made arrangements and headed there on Wednesday morning. It was a beautiful morning and I found photo opportunities… Continue reading Spring at Riding Mountain National Park

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)

Nice Day for a Walk

Thursday was a beautiful day here with the sun shining and the temperatures around the 0C mark.  Generally the weather in January is more in the -30C to -40C and I only go outside when necessary. I have to take advantage of the nice weather, and where better to go than Fort Whyte Alive in… Continue reading Nice Day for a Walk