Riding Mountain National Park – June 9, continued

After checking into my beautiful deluxe room at Elkhorn Resort, I headed downstairs and outside to visit the horses at the stables. I talked to one of the employees, asking about the extra horses they had compared to other visits. She told me that they often board horses over the winter but due to COVID-19,… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – June 9, continued

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 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

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

English Garden/Leo Mol in Assiniboine Park

The last few weeks, people have been posting pictures in a Manitoba Bird page on FaceBook that I follow.  They indicate they are finding Indigo Buntings in the English Garden in Assiniboine Park.  I have never seen one of these birds and decided to head there with my camera and see if I could find… Continue reading English Garden/Leo Mol in Assiniboine Park

English Garden – Assiniboine Park

Every morning I head over to the hospital to visit with my mother who is recovering from her broken shoulder after a fall in August.  Today, my brother Doug and his wife Erin from B.C. were going to be visiting with her at lunch time and I decided I would return to have lunch with… Continue reading English Garden – Assiniboine Park

Flowers at Kildonan Park

Last year I was at Kildonan Park frequently while anticipating my hot air balloon ride, but this year I had not been there at all until this morning.  They have beautiful flower beds there and I decided it was time to take a look (and some pictures). There happened to be a wedding party taking… Continue reading Flowers at Kildonan Park

Assiniboine Park Conservatory

On the same day that I went to Fort Whyte Alive and saw the adorable fawns, I also went to the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park.  I still had time to kill before the volunteer event at the zoo there. The Conservatory is such a nice place to spend some time – the air is fresh,… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Flowers

There are some residents in my apartment (all ladies I believe) who look after the flower beds around the building.   Everything is looking so pretty that I went around and took lots of photos this morning.  🙂   These ladies do a wonderful job of providing the colour during the summer months.  I will have… Continue reading Flowers