Another Walk in the Rain

I haven’t been to Fort Whyte Alive recently and thought I would head there for a walk today.  I was delayed a bit because my Mom wanted me to help with something and that didn’t actually go as planned.  But, I still had to get some time in nature where I might be able to… Continue reading Another Walk in the Rain

I Went Birding

Birds are fascinating.  I look at them and try to take pictures of them all the time – but ask me what I saw, I am am often not quite sure.  I usually know what type of bird it was, but trying to narrow down to the particular bird is very hard to do. I… Continue reading I Went Birding

Beautiful Morning

It was a beautiful morning yesterday and I had absolutely nothing written in my calendar.  So, I headed over to Fort Whyte Alive to go for a walk. I walked for about 2 hours, putting about 8,000 steps on my FitBit along with 6 flights of stairs (some stairs and some hills).  I took some… Continue reading Beautiful Morning

Flower Update & a Bird

I haven’t been taking my camera back to the house while going back to clear things out, but I always have my phone and its camera with me.  My Mock Orange is nicely blooming now and the Geranium in the pot on the steps is starting to bloom. I have found that a little Goldfinch… Continue reading Flower Update & a Bird

Fort Whyte Alive in May

After the last few weeks of planning and then executing the plans to sell my house and set my retirement, I needed a break. After breakfast and grocery shopping this morning, I headed out for some fresh air and critter viewing at Fort  Whyte Alive. What a beautiful morning for a walk! Lots of Canada… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive in May

Fort Whyte Visit (continued)

Yesterday, we started to walk around  at Fort Whyte – well, actually on Monday, but I started writing about it on Wednesday.  🙂 Today, we will continue – first with more ducks.  Wood Ducks on one of the floating boardwalks and then a duckling on its own – think it is a Mallard. Then a… Continue reading Fort Whyte Visit (continued)

Birds and Trees

Its only 5 months till Christmas – are you ready yet? It was 14C under a sunny sky with just a light breeze when Chester and I walked along the Red River this morning.  I did enjoy the heat of the last few weeks, but am glad things are back to normal.  It will get… Continue reading Birds and Trees

Heat Wave

We had a few cooler days so my air conditioner got a rest, but its back on now.  Last night it only dropped to 19C, and today it is going up to 28C with the next few days over 30C. I dropped the car off for some servicing this morning.  Chester came along with me… Continue reading Heat Wave

A Cool Morning

For the first time in over 2 weeks, I turned the air conditioner off last night.  Since the humidity is so high, there wasn’t any use turning it off even if the temperature was dropping a bit below 20C overnight because it would have to work harder to get rid of the humidity the next… Continue reading A Cool Morning