Isn’t that what we all desire after winter has taken its time to move out? Well, here in Winnipeg we have a way of pushing the winter out , even if it wants to remain in power.

Assiniboine Conservatory

We have the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Here, flowers, colours and warmth are united for everyone to enjoy. The best of it all? It’s free! Come on in and take a look…

On a regular basis the Assiniboine Park Conservatory holds flower exhibitions. Sometimes orchids, sometimes green plants sometimes spring flowers.


Magnolia, not really a flower by itself, but a tree. These look different from the ones I saw in Kiev, Ukraine. But perhaps these are still babies…

Don’t ask…Don’t ask…

I have never remembered names of flowers and plants, I was horribly bad in school with that. That is also many years ago; I have seen no improvement in this field (of flowers)…

Unknown but colourful

Whatever names these flowers have, the really look great. A little easier to photograph than the orchids I posted a few weeks ago, but still in need of a lot of photographic attention.


And for as long as this exhibition is planned, there is hope for more flowers, and bigger ones. These buds will become real nice flowers. For those who venture to the Assiniboine Conservatory.

Old memories

Now these look like the flowers my parents and grandparents always had on the window sill. I may be mistaken if these are real local flowers though.


A whole massif of flowers and plants, without a single snowflake in view! That is what we all start dreaming about by the end of February.



On the other hand, we may still have another 5 or 6 weeks of winter in front of us. I guess before the end I will be back again in the Assiniboine Conservatory to get myself some more warmth and colour, and pictures…

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Dan Topham
23 days 8 hours

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

1 month 26 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
2 months 4 days

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park

John Pelechaty
2 months 7 days

---Great blog once again Henk - enjoyed it very much....

2 months 13 days

Thanks for that piece of info. I had a hard time seeing that burn inside... :-)

2 months 13 days

Chiminea. It’s an outdoor wood burning fireplace. I had one but sold it. Replaced with a landmann fireball.

John Pelechaty
2 months 30 days

---Nice blog Henk and impressed that bridge was stress engineered....:-)

Gary Vincent
3 months 6 days

Excellent photos and information

3 months 26 days

Looking forward to seeing your new adventures!

3 months 27 days

Hi, The best time to visit starts around May Long Weekend. Before, most is still frozen or too cold. There is no entrance fee ...