My Plant Balcony

A little over a year ago I moved into a small apartment that had a little plant balcony. I couldn’t go on the balcony, but I could put plants on it. The balcony is about 25 inches wide and 57 inches long and there is a 3 foot step to get out onto it –… Continue reading My Plant Balcony

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 7, Part 2

We still had the afternoon left after finishing the Capilano Swinging Bridge walk, and Angie mentioned that there is an indoor conservatory combined with an aviary that she though we should take a look at. Birds and plants are high on my list of favourite things – so of course I agreed to this suggestion… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 7, Part 2

Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

As if it isn’t far enough to go from Winnipeg to Vancouver, I decided to take a detour on day 1 and go to Riding Mountain National Park. It isn’t much good coming here just for a few hours, so I booked 2 nights here. 🙂 The drive here was uneventful. I drove the Trans… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

An hour in the English Gardens

On a Facebook page for Manitoba Birds, I have seen so many people getting amazing photos of the beautiful little Hummingbirds that come here for the summers. I haven’t had any luck over the years, at getting decent photos of these adorable and very quick little birds. Many years ago, my Dad took a lot… Continue reading An hour in the English Gardens

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 1

I was up and out exploring before the sun rose hoping to catch a sunrise, but the sun had too much trouble peaking out from behind the heavy cloud cover.  After the sun rose, there was a bit of blue sky here & there, but not many sightings of the sun all day. I started… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 1

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 1, part 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

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – Day 1, Part 2

The drive to Riding Mountain National Park takes approximately 3 hours, but the clock stops as soon as I pass the East Gate on the way in on #19. The Black Bear was quite a distance away when I saw him and I stopped the car immediately while he stood beside the road.  As soon… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – Day 1, Part 2

Back to the English Garden with my Camera

I will warn you in advance that the pictures are not great and I obviously need more practice on moving birds, but I did diversify a bit, so the ones other than birds aren’t too hard to look at.  

English Garden at Assiniboine Park

I am often in the Assiniboine Park because I volunteer at the zoo, but I seldom go into the English Garden, which is right beside the zoo.  Yesterday, I was early for my shift and decided to spend the extra time in the garden. I only had my phone with me, so the pictures are… Continue reading English Garden at Assiniboine Park

Meet Neko and Finnegan

As you may have noticed, I love all critters, so when I was asked if I could look after a couple of kitties, by just coming in a couple of times a day to give them food, water and some attention, I said yes. I went over and met the owner and the cats a… Continue reading Meet Neko and Finnegan