Orchid Day

As you all probably know, I have an Orchid that has decided conditions were right to finally flower after several years of being pretty much dormant (other than growing new leaves).  This event has made me quite interested in these beautiful flowers, so when I heard that there was an open house at a local… Continue reading Orchid Day

A Drive through Birds Hill Park

It was a sunny, but chilly day this morning when I decided to drive out to Birds Hill Park, which is just north of the city.  It is free entry into Provincial Parks in February so it seemed like a good day to go. I  realized that I wasn’t dressed warm enough to go on… Continue reading A Drive through Birds Hill Park

Blustery Day

I was scheduled for a volunteer shift at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this morning and a little bit of wind and snow wasn’t going to stop me.  🙂 It turned out to be one of those days when there were more volunteers than visitors. The temperature wasn’t too bad, but combined with the wind and… Continue reading Blustery Day

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

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

My Chickadee Buddy – St. Peanut (and friends)

Earlier this month when I went house/dog sitting for a few day, I left plenty of food in the bird feeder to keep the Chickadees well fed while I was gone.  I hoped there was enough food anyway because the House Sparrows could have come for a feast also. When I returned I was surprised… Continue reading My Chickadee Buddy – St. Peanut (and friends)

Chilly Day at the Zoo

We were spoiled with a few warmer than usual temperatures earlier this week and the sudden drop in temperature along with a higher wind and snow sure hit hard this morning.  But, I was scheduled to be volunteering at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, and that is where I was going. I bundled up and headed… Continue reading Chilly Day at the Zoo