A Couple of Days

Late one afternoon a couple of days ago, some of the Whitetail Deer that are around my apartment building came and spent some time in the field outside my window.  The young ones are hard to tell from the adults now, but it looks like the Moms are still a bit taller – although not… Continue reading A Couple of Days

Back to Fort Whyte Alive

There are 2 places that I love, but haven’t been to visit much this year.   My vacation in Kruger National Park took up plenty of time, along with my move and then my mother’s fall that broke her shoulder. One of the places is  Fort Whyte Alive – right in Winnipeg, which makes it quick… Continue reading Back to Fort Whyte Alive

A Walk in the Woods

It was such a beautiful morning, that I decided it was time to take a walk along the Seine River behind my apartment.  I headed along the path to the pedestrian bridge nearby. Just before the bridge was a bunny in the grass.  Then a picture of the river from the bridge and a closer… Continue reading A Walk in the Woods

Riding Mountain Nation Park November – Day 1

The snow had still been holding off this year, which is very unusual for Manitoba, so I decided to head back to Riding Mountain National Park.  The days are so short now though, that I booked a room at the Elkhorn Resort.  Six hours of driving (3 there and 3 back in a day) pretty… Continue reading Riding Mountain Nation Park November – Day 1

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

Muskrats

Muskrats are a North American rodent that spend most of their time in the water.  They are great swimmers and use their long tail to propel themselves through the water.  Their hind feet are also partially webbed.  I have seen Muskrats on occasion at Fort Whyte Alive, but saw 3 the last time I was… Continue reading Muskrats

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