House Finches – from Eggs to Flight

A close friend of mine has been documenting on FaceBook about a pair of House Finches who built a nest in one of her hanging plants.  My friend Hazel lives in the Minneapolis area and she has agreed to let me share her photos with everyone. In my years of breeding pet birds, I have… Continue reading House Finches – from Eggs to Flight

Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 3

After leaving the Bison enclosure, we took a different road back, heading into Onanole so I could gas up my car, instead of taking the drive back through the park.  The only gas stations open this time of year are either south of the park at Onanole or north of the park in Dauphin.  The… Continue reading Spring at Riding Mountain National Park – Part 3

A Visit with Jack

I spent the last week dog/house sitting for a friend of mine.  Jack is very different from Toby, who I have stayed with before.  I posted a picture of him earlier and have more of him today. Size is a huge difference and age is also a big difference between these two boys.  I have… Continue reading A Visit with Jack

June 7 – Berg en Dal

Today was the day to meet Gerda, Janine and Christy at the Skukuza golf course restaurant for lunch. I met Janine last time I was here 5 years ago, but although I’ve known Gerda and Christy for many years, this was our first meeting. I had plenty of time to get there, but I left… Continue reading June 7 – Berg en Dal

Catch Up

Between the move and my upcoming vacation, I haven’t been around here much lately and I apologize for that – but it will be awhile before things get back to normal (whatever that is) again. To fill you in – I have moved, although still unpacking.  Hopefully I will be finished unpacking before I leave… Continue reading Catch Up

Ultimate Lockdown

I don’t know if escape rooms are the in thing everywhere, but they do seem to be very popular in my area.  I had never tried one and had no idea what you were supposed to do (other than escape), and had no idea what you had to do to escape. Last night I got… Continue reading Ultimate Lockdown

Heading for Home

The trip to Vancouver was not a vacation, but I did extend it a bit to spend time with my daughter and it was also nice to see some friends and relatives at the funeral, who I don’t see often.  But early Thursday morning it was time to get on the plane and head for… Continue reading Heading for Home