Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 2

The gate to the West Beach in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park is always open – but it is a little chilly for swimming in the winter and I’ve never gone in there. Today I decided to take a look. After parking the car, I noticed that there are trails around the lakes – so I… Continue reading Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 2

Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 1

We are in the midst of a very brief winter warm up with a +6C temperature yesterday and about 0C today. I decided to avoid the trail in Bird’s Hill yesterday as it would probably be crowded and harder to social distance. I headed out there today for a walk. I stopped at the Cedar… Continue reading Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 1

Fort Whyte Alive on a Beautiful Sunny Day

After yesterday’s dismal looking sun, I wasn’t going to waste today’s beautiful sun, so I headed over to Fort Whyte Alive for a walk. The temperature was a lovely -7C. This is the sun we normally see a lot of in Sunny Manitoba. The Chickadees were not very co-operative today, but I managed a couple… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive on a Beautiful Sunny Day

A Walk in Bird’s Hill Park

Another day with reasonable temperatures, so I decided to drive to Bird’s Hill Provincial Park to go for a walk. Usually, I go in the morning, but I had a couple of errands to do – and then headed out in the afternoon. I decided to stop at Prairie Winds trail for my walk today,… Continue reading A Walk in Bird’s Hill Park

I Survived the Extreme Cold Temperatures

We are just emerging from some extreme cold warning weather, that had temperatures in the -40C range with wind chill temperatures in the -50C range. I haven’t been outside much until I headed out this morning for a walk at Bunn’s Creek. I am still determined to find a Cardinal and/or the Owl that hangs… Continue reading I Survived the Extreme Cold Temperatures

A Chilly Walk at Bunn’s Creek

It seems that the Cardinals and the Owl get advance notice when I’m heading for Bunn’s Creek – because as usual – they were nowhere to be seen. The temperature was a balmy -19C with a windchill feeling like -30C, so I bundled up and headed for my walk under the bright blue sky with… Continue reading A Chilly Walk at Bunn’s Creek

Time for a Nature Walk

Yesterday was my Mom’s funeral. She was 97 years old and had been in a nursing home since just before the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Only 10 people are allowed at funerals at this time, so only the basic family here in the city could go. Today, I needed time in nature, so I… Continue reading Time for a Nature Walk

A Walk around Assiniboine Park after Doctor Appointment

This morning started off with a return visit to my doctor about my shoulder. Of course, I had another x-ray and then he had me show him the movement I now have. He said I am slightly above the normal for movement at this time in my recovery. I asked about using weights to get… Continue reading A Walk around Assiniboine Park after Doctor Appointment

Fort Whyte Alive with an Ooops

Fort Whyte Alive has re-opened. The outside is open, but we can’t go inside the building where the regular entrance is. The entrance has been moved to a side gate right at the start of the trails. I was quickly signed in and was on my way. Under a dull and cloudy sky, I took… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive with an Ooops

Short Walk after Temperature Drop

Yesterday we had a mild December temperature of -4C and this morning it was -25C when I went out to get some groceries. I hadn’t checked the temperature before leaving my apartment, so just had my fleece on as my jacket. I had to scrape ice and snow off the car – but got my… Continue reading Short Walk after Temperature Drop