Revisiting Assiniboine Forest

The original plan for my next visit to Assiniboine Forest was to go much earlier in the morning – but that didn’t happen. A few days ago I ordered a Poinsettia from Shermerdine and it was ready this morning – so I went there first. I was amazed at how beautiful this was since I… Continue reading Revisiting Assiniboine Forest

Assiniboine Forest – Exploring a different area

Yesterday, I decided to check out a different area of the Assiniboine Forest. This is a large area that pretty much begins at the Assiniboine Park. The park starts at the Assiniboine River. Some areas in the park are bush and it is common to find White-tailed Deer right along with other urban wildlife. Corydon… Continue reading Assiniboine Forest – Exploring a different area

A Chickadee Morning at Birds Hill Provincial Park

It was still dark when I headed out this morning. The forecast for today was going to be above freezing and I wanted to be at Birds Hill Provincial Park shortly after the sun would be rising. It was daylight when I arrived, but the sun was hiding behind a sky full of clouds. It… Continue reading A Chickadee Morning at Birds Hill Provincial Park

A Chilly Fall Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

It was 2C this morning when I headed over to Fort White Alive after my breakfast at the Red Top Restaurant. It started off cloudy, but after awhile, I saw the sun trying to get out from behind the clouds and soon afterwards, the clouds pretty much disappeared. 🙂 After the sun made an appearance,… Continue reading A Chilly Fall Morning at Fort Whyte Alive

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

Pelicans at Lockport

Pelicans are so much fun to watch. Sometimes they are a bit of a challenge to photograph, but I just keep snapping and usually end up with some fairly good photos. One thing I noticed today is the way they fish together. Each bird in the group dives at the same time and comes back… Continue reading Pelicans at Lockport

It is Coconut Time

Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile should be familiar with Coconut. He is a little Bichon Frise that I sometimes stay with while his family is out of town. Warning – very cute photos ahead. 🙂 I’ve never been known to ignore other photography possibilities, so I quickly moved on to a… Continue reading It is Coconut Time

Riding Mountain National Park – final day

It is always sad to wake up to the final day of a vacation. I can never get tired of being in nature. The morning started off (amazingly enough) with a Black Bear. This bear was on a drive that I often take. It is a short uphill and winding road from the Wishing Well… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – final day

Riding Mountain National Park – day 3, part 2

I stopped at the Boreal Trail next. I wasn’t planning on walking it due to the very high number of nasty mosquitoes around and I did not have any repellent with me. As it was, every time I rolled my window down to get critter photos, the car filled up with mosquitoes. So – I… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – day 3, part 2

Riding Mountain National Park – Day 3, part 1

Another beautiful morning for my first drive of the day. I come here to see the critters – but the views are beautiful also. The Loons were gathering in the water, and I’m not sure what they were doing, but my zoom lens managed to get a few photos. Now, it was time for some… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park – Day 3, part 1