Chilly Day at the Zoo

We were spoiled with a few warmer than usual temperatures earlier this week and the sudden drop in temperature along with a higher wind and snow sure hit hard this morning.  But, I was scheduled to be volunteering at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, and that is where I was going. I bundled up and headed… Continue reading Chilly Day at the Zoo

Happy New Year

We are ending 2017 with the coldest temperatures that we have seen in many, many years and starting 2018 with the same very cold temperatures.  With the windchill (and luckily there isn’t much wind) we are around -40C and if you have temperatures in Fahrenheit it is still -40F. For a couple of days in… Continue reading Happy New Year

Leopards, Tigers, Pandas & more

Most of the pictures that I took yesterday at Assiniboine Park Zoo were of one Polar Bear who did a wonderful job of giving me several poses.  I did manage to get pictures of more critters too, but didn’t want to have too many pictures in one post. You don’t usually see all the Seals… Continue reading Leopards, Tigers, Pandas & more

Polar Bears

It was a chilly morning for a walk (-18C), but it was sunny and not much wind, so I headed over to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.  Many of the critters enjoy the cold weather and are more active than they are during the summer, when it is more comfortable for us humans. I got pictures… Continue reading Polar Bears

December Word Cloud

Depending on where you are in the world, December can be winter or summer, but chances are that you celebrate a holiday and spend time with family wherever you are.  Here in most of Canada where I live, we can be guaranteed cold weather with snow.  Thanks to Tagul – Word Cloud Art  for this… Continue reading December Word Cloud

A Little Snow Here – a Little Snow There

I wouldn’t mind snow so much if it didn’t mean cold weather and if it didn’t stay so long.  It came late this year, so we might only have it for 4-5 months or so – but if it disappeared right after Christmas, I would be very happy.  🙂 It does look pretty, but so… Continue reading A Little Snow Here – a Little Snow There

Winter

It is still winter.  The nicest winter we have had in ages has now turned into cold and wind and snow.  On the bright sunny days, like it is today, the temperatures drop.  Right now it is -22C with a windchill that feels like -29C.  Tonight it is supposed to drop to -32C with a… Continue reading Winter