I am Not used to having Spring in January

Being a lifelong Manitoba resident (until I moved west last summer), I am used to extreme cold with spring finally showing up around the end of March (sometimes) or April (more often). I am loving the British Columbia weather. This may be a one-time thing and next winter may last longer, but I am taking… Continue reading I am Not used to having Spring in January

It Felt Good to Get Out and Really Walk

For the first time in several days, the rain stopped and the sun came out. I often walk in any weather, but several days of pouring rain along with some cold weather kept me inside. I still walked though. My apartment building is a full block long and I walk up & down the stairs… Continue reading It Felt Good to Get Out and Really Walk

Back at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Each time I go back to this beautiful Nature Reserve, I explore a little bit more and this time was no exception. Some of the photos are cropped by WordPress to fit, but you can see the full photo by clicking on it. A pair of Mallard Ducks and a beautiful (& very tall) dead… Continue reading Back at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

What’s the Chance that I Might Find another Great Blue Heron at the Reserve

I know the Great Blue Herons leave the reserve once the young ones are independent, but since there was one young one still hanging out there when I went a couple of weeks ago, maybe I’ll find another one. I still have several trails through there to explore anyway. I did find a bird that… Continue reading What’s the Chance that I Might Find another Great Blue Heron at the Reserve

A Cloudy morning at Vedder River Trail

A cloudy day is not the best day for photos, but it is a great day to walk – especially when the temperatures are in the low 20’s compared to the 30’s of a few days ago. Of course, I took some photos anyway. I had a surprise when I saw a couple of critters… Continue reading A Cloudy morning at Vedder River Trail

Starting the Day off with a Drive to Lockport

This has been a very bad spring with two blizzard/snow storms. The flooding from those storms mean that driving anywhere was taking a chance of getting very wet and/or breaking an axle on your vehicle by hitting giant potholes (many of which were hidden in large water puddles. So – I stayed home. Another storm… Continue reading Starting the Day off with a Drive to Lockport

Last Stop of the Day – at Bunn’s Creek

Heading home after the morning in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park, I decided that since I would be very close to Bunn’s Creek, I might as well make one more stop of the day for my last stroll. The only bird who stopped to pose for me, was this beautiful Blue Jay – and I had… Continue reading Last Stop of the Day – at Bunn’s Creek

A Morning at Lockport

I decided to head north to Lockport to see if any Pelicans were still hanging out there. It was a beautiful morning and I enjoyed the drive. When I reached Lockport, I headed for the little park where I can usually get some decent photos, but the bridge construction has pretty much blocked off the… Continue reading A Morning at Lockport

Hanging Around at Lockport

I left Bird’s Hill Provincial Park and drove to Lockport to take a look around. I found Pelicans and Cormorants. I found out that there was construction on the Lockport Bridge and that the speed limit on the bridge was 30 km, but before going over the bridge, I went into the park on the… Continue reading Hanging Around at Lockport

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