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