Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 3

After leaving the Bison enclosure, we took a different road back, heading into Onanole so I could gas up my car, instead of taking the drive back through the park.  The only gas stations open this time of year are either south of the park at Onanole or north of the park in Dauphin.  The… Continue reading Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 3

It’s Melting

We have had a few days in a row where temperatures have stayed above freezing at night and gone up to the high teens during the day, so finally we are seeing lots of bare ground and the ice is pretty much gone from the rivers.  Lakes still have ice, but not strong enough to… Continue reading It’s Melting

This Looks More Like Spring

I haven’t been for a walk at Fort Whyte Alive for awhile.  Near the end of winter and into early spring, I have found the walkways to be icy & slippery, so I wasn’t sure if I would stay to walk much or not – but it was a nice morning, so I headed there.… Continue reading This Looks More Like Spring

Winter Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

This morning, I was up and heading back to the park and my favourite sunrise spot at Grayling Lake.  It was very cloudy, so I was pretty sure the sunrise would be a flop, but there was still time for the clouds to break apart – and I wasn’t going to waste the chance. With… Continue reading Winter Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

Adventures in House/Dog Sitting

Time is just flying by too fast and I haven’t had time to sit down and write anything here in much too long.  This should have been posted about 3 weeks ago – but here it is.  🙂 Toby and I both managed to survive a few days together again when his family went away… Continue reading Adventures in House/Dog Sitting

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