Parkade Cleaning Day

The apartment building where I leave has underground parking, so once a year we are ordered to remove our vehicles for the day for cleaning. There is very little street parking in the area and what little there is has a maximum time of 2 hours. So, I decided to head north and visit Grand… Continue reading Parkade Cleaning Day

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

A Windy Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh

I had a few possibilities as to where I would go today, but I knew it had to be out of the city. Since the provincial parks are open, my first thought was the Whiteshell Provincial Park as it has been years since I have been there. It is a little over an hour to… Continue reading A Windy Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh

Back to the Zoo

Things are very slowly starting to return to normal. The big thing (for me) is that the Assiniboine Park Zoo has opened. Normally, I volunteer there about 3-4 times a week, and I have really missed it. The zoo opened to the public on Wednesday May 13th, but on Tuesday the 12th, we had a… Continue reading Back to the Zoo

An Afternoon Walk in the Park

Yesterday was Mother’s Day – so a belated Mother’s Day to all the mothers. Hope you had a good day. Social distancing makes it hard to get the hugs, but hopefully everyone got a phone call. My daughter called me and we had a lovely chat just before I headed out for my walk. We… Continue reading An Afternoon Walk in the Park

Dogs/Cats/House Sitting

For the last couple of weeks, I have been staying with my buddies Sunny, Leo, Harry & Timmy in their home, while their mom is away on vacation. You have met these boys before, but I have (of course) taken a few more photos of our time together. Many of my facebook friends have seen… Continue reading Dogs/Cats/House Sitting

Looking for an Owl

After walking the dogs this morning, I headed to the English Garden beside the Zoo at Assiniboine Park. Several people have been seeing a Barred Owl there and I wanted to see and photograph it also. I couldn’t find him though – even with the help of a friend who had seen him more than… Continue reading Looking for an Owl