A Hot Summer Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

I had planned on heading out to either the Whiteshell Provincial Park or Grand Beach Provincial Park today, to spend some time with my feet in a lake. Unfortunately, rain was in the forecast, so I decided to hang out in Winnipeg and headed to Fort Whyte Alive. All signs of rain left and it… Continue reading A Hot Summer Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

It is Coconut Time

Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile should be familiar with Coconut. He is a little Bichon Frise that I sometimes stay with while his family is out of town. Warning – very cute photos ahead. 🙂 I’ve never been known to ignore other photography possibilities, so I quickly moved on to a… Continue reading It is Coconut Time

Riding Mountain National Park – final day

It is always sad to wake up to the final day of a vacation. I can never get tired of being in nature. The morning started off (amazingly enough) with a Black Bear. This bear was on a drive that I often take. It is a short uphill and winding road from the Wishing Well… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – final day

Riding Mountain National Park – day 3, part 2

I stopped at the Boreal Trail next. I wasn’t planning on walking it due to the very high number of nasty mosquitoes around and I did not have any repellent with me. As it was, every time I rolled my window down to get critter photos, the car filled up with mosquitoes. So – I… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – day 3, part 2

Riding Mountain National Park – Day 3, part 1

Another beautiful morning for my first drive of the day. I come here to see the critters – but the views are beautiful also. The Loons were gathering in the water, and I’m not sure what they were doing, but my zoom lens managed to get a few photos. Now, it was time for some… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – Day 3, part 1

Riding Mountain National Park – day 2, part 3

I had to take one more drive before bedtime and it turned out to be a mostly Black Bear drive. For some variety I drove up to get a photo of the walking man tree. It is north of Moon Lake.

Riding Mountain National Park – day 2, part 1

I set off early looking for a sunrise. It was a cloudy morning, but you never know what might happen. I got a few interesting morning sky photos from various locations anyway. 🙂 Next I found a cooperative bird, but don’t know what he is and hard to look anything up with the slow and… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – day 2, part 1

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

Riding Mountain National Park is Open

Right after the Federal Government here announced that Riding Mountain National Park was opening – the Elkhorn Resort put their rooms on sale. All rooms for the same price – so I quickly picked a deluxe suite and booked 3 nights. I had packed my suitcase the night before I was leaving an had everything… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park is Open

A Return Trip to Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive re-opened last week as soon as they were able to and I headed there for a walk yesterday. COVID-19 restrictions had closed the facility in mid March. While they were closed, they built a new bridge so that after going through the reception building, we walked across a lake instead of following… Continue reading A Return Trip to Fort Whyte Alive