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
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???
I had a few possibilities as to where I would go today, but I knew it had to be out of the city. Since the provincial parks are open, my first thought was the Whiteshell Provincial Park as it has been years since I have been there. It is a little over an hour to… Continue reading A Windy Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh
I spent the morning wandering around at Fort Whyte Alive and took a few photos. As usual, you can click on one and scroll through them at a larger size to see them better. Dedicated to my brother-in-law, John Panting (Oct 20/41 – May 9/19) John and my sister Sharon were married for 51 years… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive – Oct 20/19
Right after Christmas, I purchased a new coat during the boxing day sales. It is much warmer than anything I have had before and would come in handy while volunteering at the zoo and walking at Fort Whyte Alive. The weather was warmer than usual during this time, so I didn’t wear it until today… Continue reading A Walk at Fort Whyte Alive
It looked like a beautiful morning today and the temperature was starting at -4C this morning and rising to -1C during the day. Unfortunately the forecast didn’t mention the wind and therefore the windchill. It wasn’t just that I just missed it, since I talked to others who said the same thing. I didn’t realize… Continue reading Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive
This is my last morning here and I decided to sleep in a bit and hang around for the breakfast that comes with the lodging. I have an east facing window in my room and saw that there was no chance of a sunrise picture in the park anyway. After I woke up, I packed… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 4
After exiting the Bison enclosure, I headed to the Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast to get checked in. I had a tour of the place, got the pictures all loaded onto my laptop to clear the camera card and relaxed a bit before heading back out. First stop was the Wishing Well, and the sprinklers had… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 1, part 4
After a wet and chilly morning, the sun came out and I decided to head to Fort Whyte Alive for a walk. We are moving into autumn weather and the nights are getting cooler, so problems with insects are all but gone and the walk was pleasant. If you were to guess that there were… Continue reading Beautiful Day for a Walk 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.