Welcome Back Winter (NOT)

Most of us were enjoying our early spring as the snow was very slowly melting and disappearing from the roads and being splashed onto our cars.  Yes, it was messy, but essential to getting rid of the snow and starting to see the ground again. But – Mother Nature had other plans and arranged for… Continue reading Welcome Back Winter (NOT)

Winter Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

This morning, I was up and heading back to the park and my favourite sunrise spot at Grayling Lake.  It was very cloudy, so I was pretty sure the sunrise would be a flop, but there was still time for the clouds to break apart – and I wasn’t going to waste the chance. With… Continue reading Winter Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

A Trip to Riding Mountain National Park in the Winter

One day while reading the posts on the RMNP Facebook group, I noticed someone posting that she had a room in her house for rent.  Her home is located just outside the park and she has horses (both hers and horses that are being boarded).  I had recently received my lease renewal and was facing… Continue reading A Trip to Riding Mountain National Park in the Winter

Adventures in House/Dog Sitting

Time is just flying by too fast and I haven’t had time to sit down and write anything here in much too long.  This should have been posted about 3 weeks ago – but here it is.  🙂 Toby and I both managed to survive a few days together again when his family went away… Continue reading Adventures in House/Dog Sitting

A Drive through Birds Hill Park

It was a sunny, but chilly day this morning when I decided to drive out to Birds Hill Park, which is just north of the city.  It is free entry into Provincial Parks in February so it seemed like a good day to go. I  realized that I wasn’t dressed warm enough to go on… Continue reading A Drive through Birds Hill Park

Nice Day for a Walk

Thursday was a beautiful day here with the sun shining and the temperatures around the 0C mark.  Generally the weather in January is more in the -30C to -40C and I only go outside when necessary. I have to take advantage of the nice weather, and where better to go than Fort Whyte Alive in… Continue reading Nice Day for a Walk

My Chickadee Buddy – St. Peanut (and friends)

Earlier this month when I went house/dog sitting for a few day, I left plenty of food in the bird feeder to keep the Chickadees well fed while I was gone.  I hoped there was enough food anyway because the House Sparrows could have come for a feast also. When I returned I was surprised… Continue reading My Chickadee Buddy – St. Peanut (and friends)