Wandering Around at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

The Zoo and the English Gardens (both in Assiniboine Park) are almost right beside each other, so after leaving the Gardens, I headed over to the zoo yesterday. The cooler temperatures of autumn mean that many (but not all) of the critters are more active than in the summer. I finally managed a decent shot… Continue reading Wandering Around at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

A Fall Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

As I mentioned in my last post, I was at Fort Whyte Alive in the morning the other day and took several more photos than what I showed. Here they are! It was a cloudy morning, but the critters and the fall colours didn’t fail me. I was already booked to return in the evening… Continue reading A Fall Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

Parkade Cleaning Day

The apartment building where I leave has underground parking, so once a year we are ordered to remove our vehicles for the day for cleaning. There is very little street parking in the area and what little there is has a maximum time of 2 hours. So, I decided to head north and visit Grand… Continue reading Parkade Cleaning Day

A Return Trip to Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive re-opened last week as soon as they were able to and I headed there for a walk yesterday. COVID-19 restrictions had closed the facility in mid March. While they were closed, they built a new bridge so that after going through the reception building, we walked across a lake instead of following… Continue reading A Return Trip to Fort Whyte Alive

An Afternoon Walk in the Park

Yesterday was Mother’s Day – so a belated Mother’s Day to all the mothers. Hope you had a good day. Social distancing makes it hard to get the hugs, but hopefully everyone got a phone call. My daughter called me and we had a lovely chat just before I headed out for my walk. We… Continue reading An Afternoon Walk in the Park

A Day in the Life (and some background)

Late last year, my mother(96 years) was living in her own apartment and looking after herself with a little help from home care workers who visited for a few minutes a couple of times each day. She wasn’t feeling good and went to the hospital, where they determined that she had a bladder infection. After… Continue reading A Day in the Life (and some background)

Dogs/Cats/House Sitting

For the last couple of weeks, I have been staying with my buddies Sunny, Leo, Harry & Timmy in their home, while their mom is away on vacation. You have met these boys before, but I have (of course) taken a few more photos of our time together. Many of my facebook friends have seen… Continue reading Dogs/Cats/House Sitting

To Birds Hill Provincial Park for a Stroll

It felt like spring here in Winnipeg and with a temperature forecast to be -1C, it was time to find a spot in nature. The Provincial parks offer free entrance in February, and it has been awhile since I’ve been there, so I put a few sunflower seeds in my pocket and headed there. I… Continue reading To Birds Hill Provincial Park for a Stroll

Re-visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Last year I bought an annual membership to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights here in Winnipeg. I went 3 or 4 times and I wrote a few articles here about it, but then I got busy and didn’t go back. There is so much to see that several visits are necessary to absorb all… Continue reading Re-visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

It is Time for Macy & Teddy

I’ve spent time with Macy before, but I just met Teddy a few days before their Mom left on vacation. Their Mom and I have been friends for many years. They are both adorable and I am having lots of fun hanging out with them. We go for 2 or 3 walks every day (even… Continue reading It is Time for Macy & Teddy