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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Henk Von Pickartz
29 days 15 hours

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
30 days 12 hours

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
1 month

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

1 month

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
2 months 2 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
3 months 8 days

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 ...

4 months 12 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
4 months 18 days

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

John Pelechaty
4 months 21 days

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

4 months 27 days

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