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

Catching Up

Christmas and New Year’s Day have come and gone and here we are in 2018.  I wonder how long it will take before I stop writing 2017.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and has started 2018 safe and happy. I am currently house and dog sitting my buddy Toby, who belongs to… Continue reading Catching Up

Happy New Year

We are ending 2017 with the coldest temperatures that we have seen in many, many years and starting 2018 with the same very cold temperatures.  With the windchill (and luckily there isn’t much wind) we are around -40C and if you have temperatures in Fahrenheit it is still -40F. For a couple of days in… Continue reading Happy New Year

Sunshine!

After what seems like a very long time – the sky is blue and the sun is actually shining today.  I decided to take my camera on my morning walk along the Seine River.  It was about -9C with the sun just coming up and amazingly enough – there was no wind. There was a… Continue reading Sunshine!

Ooops and Fort Whyte Alive

Saturday morning is breakfast time at the Red Top Restaurant for me and has been for years.  This morning I headed out the door a few minutes early because snow had been falling and I would have to clean the car off before heading out.  I started the car, got the brush out and cleaned… Continue reading Ooops and Fort Whyte Alive

Three Hours at the Zoo

Of course, I am referring to the Assiniboine Park Zoo here in Winnipeg, where I volunteer for a three hour shift once or twice a week.  During that time we move to different locations so that each shift is spent in 3 different areas.  This way we see most of the zoo in the time… Continue reading Three Hours at the Zoo