A Beautiful Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

I was thinking it has been awhile since I’ve been to Fort Whyte Alive and looking back on my posts, I see it has been about 5 weeks. That IS a long time! But, it was a beautiful morning so that is where I went this morning.

A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 4

I had a good (but short) sleep last night and was up before dawn the next morning. I haven’t been to Grayling Lake for a sunrise photo in quite awhile, so that is where I decided to go. I then headed further north in the hopes of finding Moose around Moon Lake. First was a… Continue reading A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 4

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

Day 3 at Riding Mountain National Park

Today I will be heading home and I was awake and out before sunrise. It was early enough that I thought I’d be able to get better sunrise photos at Whirlpool Lake than I did yesterday. I got a sneak peak from the road before the turnoff to the lake. Once I was at the… Continue reading Day 3 at Riding Mountain National Park

Day 2 – part 3 at RMNP

After a yummy breakfast of French Toast & Bacon at the Whitehouse Bakery, I walked over to Ominnik Marsh for a short stroll. I didn’t stay at the marsh long and then headed back to Lake Katherine to check out the Loon’s Island Trail that starts there. I’ve gone a little bit into it before,… Continue reading Day 2 – part 3 at RMNP

The English Garden in Assiniboine Park

This morning I decided to head over to the English Garden in Assiniboine Park to see if I could find any Hummingbirds or Indigo Buntings. I did see one hummingbird, but it didn’t stay long enough for a photo – and I didn’t see an Indigo Bunting, but think I heard one. So – I… Continue reading The English Garden in Assiniboine Park

What – Another Move???

As many of you know, I lived in my little old house for 33 years. I sold it when I retired, since I wouldn’t be able to afford the upkeep on it with just my pensions. It was a very old house (built in 1900). I am currently in my 3rd apartment in the 4… Continue reading What – Another Move???

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

June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 1

This trip was planned because of all the bear and bear cub sightings that had been posted on the Facebook page for RMNP lately.   Unfortunately, my usual entrance and exit to and from the park is always on Highway #19, but the spring weather had deteriorated the road badly and it was closed.  I had… Continue reading June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 1