Bird Sitting

Meet my two new buddies – Eva and Thomas, the Cockatiels. Guess I can’t really say they are my buddies yet, but this is only day 2 with them and we are getting there. Eva is pretty trusting and she will get on my hand and then head for my shoulder. Thomas did get on… Continue reading Bird Sitting

Spring is on the Way

Yes, Christmas is on the way too – but spring WILL be here sometime in the next couple of months. In the meantime, I will be moving at the end of March and have been packing in advance. The first 2 weeks in March I will be bird and house sitting, so I won’t get… Continue reading Spring is on the Way

It is Officially COLD here

Five years ago when I wrote the stories about driving to Texas to get away from the cold temperatures here, it wasn’t even as cold as it is now. I thought the -23C with a windchill of -30C was cold though. This year at about the same time, we have been getting several extreme cold… Continue reading It is Officially COLD here

In Reality

Originally posted on Mavimet's Weblog:
In case you didn’t catch the words ‘virtual trip’ in my trip to Dallas – this is a confession that I did not leave Winnipeg and stayed in the frigid temperatures with way too much snow.  Chester and I had our walks in -20’s C temperatures with the ‘feels…

23 Hours in Dallas

Originally posted on Mavimet's Weblog:
I don’t have a lot of time to spend in Dallas, so didn’t waste any time in jumping right in.  My friend Donna gave me some tips on places to see and I was going to spend my time seeing them. After spending 20 hours in the car driving,…

Weekend Trip to Dallas

Originally posted on Mavimet's Weblog:
I almost got lost leaving Kansas City.  I thought I-29 went all the way, but it seems to end here and I am now on I-49 and still heading south.  I only have about 7 more hours of driving and we will be in Texas.  🙂 Chester is still…

Weekend Trip – On The Road

Originally posted on Mavimet's Weblog:
As mentioned last week – I am on my way to Texas for the weekend.  I finished work at 5:00 pm yesterday and Chester and I were on our way immediately.  I am looking for some warm weather and I’m going to find it. At 7:00 pm, we were…

Return to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

It has been extremely cold here and I don’t have any incentive to walk outside, so I decided that a return visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights would provide lots of walking space as well as a place for me to absorb more of the stories there. One of the nice perks of… Continue reading Return to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Beautiful Winter day at Oak Hammock Marsh

Friday was a bright & sunny morning with temperatures around the 0C mark.  I couldn’t let a day like this go by without getting out and taking some pictures and since I haven’t been to Oak Hammock Marsh for awhile, that is where I headed. I got there just before noon and decided to have… Continue reading Beautiful Winter day at Oak Hammock Marsh

Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive

It looked like a beautiful morning today and the temperature was starting at -4C this morning and rising to -1C during the day.  Unfortunately the forecast didn’t mention the wind and therefore the windchill.  It wasn’t just that I just missed it, since I talked to others who said the same thing.  I didn’t realize… Continue reading Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive