Assiniboine Park – English Gardens & Duck Pond

I decided I needed a bit more of a walk than I had voting yesterday, so decided to head over to Assiniboine Park, to walk and take photos. First stop was the English Gardens. I waited (as I avoided the sprinklers) for the Hummingbird to return, but she didn’t. So, I left and headed over… Continue reading Assiniboine Park – English Gardens & Duck Pond

A Late Summer Visit to the Gardens at the Leaf

The building (The Leaf) is still under construction, but is moving along. I thought it would be nice to visit the gardens after they have had the summer to grow and mature. Obviously, many of them will continue to grow over the years, so it will be constantly changing. I parked in the zoo parking… Continue reading A Late Summer Visit to the Gardens at the Leaf

Diversity Gardens at The Leaf

This morning I wandered around the Diversity Gardens at the Leaf in Assiniboine Park. I had been there the day before it opened to the public and took several photos. Unfortunately I was not at home and was using my little laptop. The laptop updated several times over a few days and is now messed… Continue reading Diversity Gardens at The Leaf

A Few Days

I’ll start with a follow-up of Bowser’s 3rd try at Dog Dash. He did much better than the times before. He was still very stressed about the whole thing, but he was walking on the treadmill for most of the time. I could have booked another visit, but decided to just see how he did… Continue reading A Few Days

Assiniboine Park after a Temperature Drop

Luckily we did not get the extreme & dangerously high temperatures that the west coast of Canada had a few days ago, but we had temperatures in the high 30C range – up to 38C. Parts of British Columbia were in the high 40C range almost 50C. Currently a large number of wildfires are burning… Continue reading Assiniboine Park after a Temperature Drop

A Day in the Life

Today I got to spend a few hours with my little buddy – Coconut! His family was going to be away for much of the day and as he is aging, he has developed problems with his eyes. He needs regular drops in each eye a few times a day. Of course, I was willing… Continue reading A Day in the Life

An Early Walk to Avoid the Heat

It is very hot here now with temperatures in the hi 30C range. Right now it is starting to cool off and it is 35C (with a “feels like” 39C) We set a record high yesterday and today is similar, except that we are expected to end the day with a thunderstorm. I really missed… Continue reading An Early Walk to Avoid the Heat

A Morning at Assiniboine Park

Even though I often walk at the same places, each trip is different because different critters & birds might show themselves. This trip certainly had some of the birds that I’ve been wanting to find for some time. A Canada Goose family was in front of me and I noticed how large the Goslings are… Continue reading A Morning at Assiniboine Park

A Couple of Walks in Assiniboine Park

A few days ago, I went to Assiniboine Park for a mid morning walk and this morning I made a return trip for an early morning walk. There wasn’t a huge difference in what I saw on the walks, but there were a lot less people around for the early one. There was also a… Continue reading A Couple of Walks in Assiniboine Park

A Stroll Around Assiniboine Park

After a big Saturday morning breakfast, I decided to head over to Assiniboine Park to see what I could see. I started out at the English Gardens to check on the hole in the tree that had been made by the Pileated Woodpecker earlier in the spring. Last time I checked on it, I couldn’t… Continue reading A Stroll Around Assiniboine Park