I took a drive to Lockport this morning to see how the ice was on the Red River at the locks today. Not much ice around there, but some Gulls, Geese, Crow and a Bald Eagle entertained me while I looked. First – a co-operative Gull posed for me – then a Crow flew overhead.… Continue reading The Birds at Lockport
The Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg are moving the ice around and trying to get it out of town. The Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks don’t seem to mind the ice cold water and swim happily in it. After breakfast I went over to The Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet to… Continue reading Ice and Waterfowl
I decided to wander over to the Forks to see how spring is progressing there. The snow is pretty much gone, but the ice still remains on both the rivers – obviously not strong enough for even the geese to walk on in places though. The ice hut made from blocks of ice taken from… Continue reading The Forks – end of March
Last month Mother Nature tried to fool us into thinking we would have an early spring, but she soon brought back the winter weather. So – winter activities have resumed as the ice has frozen on the lakes & rivers again. The Canada Geese stayed with us and are waiting for the weather to warm… Continue reading It is Still Winter at Fort Whyte Alive
Yesterday was a beautiful spring day to go for a walk and take pictures at The Forks in Winnipeg. But a severe winter storm is predicted to hit Manitoba today. The last forecast indicates that Winnipeg may be spared the snow but get some freezing rain instead. The Forks name comes from the fact that… Continue reading The Forks in Spring (or is it?)
I certainly wouldn’t have believed it and I still don’t, but the Canada Geese have returned already predicting a very early spring. I still expect some major cold weather and snow storms and hope the geese will be ok. But – the critters seem to know the weather and their forecasts are often more accurate… Continue reading Spring in February?
I’ve gone through the English Gardens & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park in the summer before, but this is my first time going in the winter. There are no flowers (of course), but the sculptures are still here. It was a beautiful morning to wander around a bit with a temperature of +3C… Continue reading Winter at the English Garden & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden