On my drive out to Lockport the other day, I saw a hot air balloon floating in the sky. I remembered the day I finally had a ride in that balloon. I say finally – because it took several bookings before the weather was just right, but it was worth the wait. After that thought,… Continue reading A Walk Around Kildonan Park
Living in the middle of a city, I have found that I need to spend time in nature as often as I can. Listening to critter sounds is what I need, instead of traffic or people yelling or sirens. I like to just stroll along casually, listening to or watching the birds and any other… Continue reading Morning Stroll at Fort Whyte Alive
Yesterday, I showed you the Pelicans at Fort Whyte Alive and today it is time for some ducks. It was a beautiful morning for a stroll and most of the critters were fairly co-operative. More to come tomorrow.
Yesterday, I had absolutely nothing scheduled except for laundry, so after the laundry was done, I went for a walk along the Seine River. I just brought my little camera that does’t have a lot of zoom, since it fits into my pocket. First thing I found was on a tree trunk just behind my… Continue reading A Little Walk
Trips to Fort Whyte Alive are always nice. It is on the outskirts of Winnipeg, but you feel immersed right in nature. There are lakes, ponds or puddles, pastures, bush, a treehouse, bird feeding stations and a lot of birds and other critters. It is a great place to just get away without actually leaving… Continue reading A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive – part 2
I had a whole mess of chores to do yesterday and I got them all done! So, today I went back to Fort Whyte to walk and take pictures. 🙂
I have seen reports of goslings at both the Assiniboine Park Zoo and at Fort Whyte Alive, but I haven’t seen any of those ones. This morning though I saw my first goslings of the year! It is an absolutely beautiful morning after a full day of rain yesterday. The sun is shining and everything… Continue reading Goslings!!! and a Duck
I don’t know if this is the same Wood Duck family that Chester and I saw several days ago on the Red River, or not. If it is the same family, it looks like 3 ducklings are missing but they are sure growing. Maybe the others were still foraging on the ground and I just… Continue reading Wood Ducks and a Surprise in the School Grounds
We’re having a beautiful morning here. The sun is shining, the temperature is 21C and there is a slight breeze. Chester and I watched a Wood Duck and her 7 ducklings swimming on the Red River. They stayed nicely in line, so I could get them all in my pictures.
I have hardly seen the Wood Ducks around this year and wondered if they had found another place to nest this year – but this morning Chester and I were rewarded with a sighting of the Wood Duck and her 10 adorable ducklings. 🙂