By now you may have noticed that I post a lot of pictures of birds. It has become a habit to shoot them and then post the better pictures here on my blog. Yet birds are not the only subjects that I shoot. Plants, flowers, insects, landscapes and even people come across my lens.

Meadow Blazing Star

Yet birds are what I post most about. Is it a coincidence that I know a little about birds and practically nothing about plants and flowers?

“At the lake”, is the expression Canadians use to say they left the city to some place in the country, preferably with some water to dive into and a roof of some kind for the night. The expression is a little vague, just as my interpretation of it.

Gull Harbour

When I first arrived in Canada, now a little more than a decade ago, this expression left me puzzled. Did everyone in this country have a second house near a lake? My geography in school had shown me that Manitoba had TWO lakes…

Summer is back. And with it, the summer skies that some will chase to the end of the world. Or at least until the end of the night… Lately we have been treated to the first dramatic skies of the season. A series of storms passing close by over south-east Manitoba.

Over Springfield Road, MB

As is often the case, the best way to get a view of those skies is to not be underneath them.

A bit of a cheesy title in this period of the year, right? Bridges can be beautiful works of art or exceedingly boring structures. Most bridges have a story to them, how they came into existence, what happened and when.

Brooklyn Bridge

While the bridges portrayed in the movie “A bridge too far” are not in this post, somehow the events of those days have brought this blog into being. Had it not been for the Canadians liberating The Netherlands, I might not have existed at all…

The “edge” is always a place for change. Any kind of change and the edge is not always a physical one. Lately we have been forced to the edge of human endurance, or so it seems. Some people comply, others struggle, again others, they have gone over it, never to return.

Dubinka, Ukraine

The history of mankind has been strewn with times of success and times of near-extinction. Yet today’s pandemic is presented as a near-extinction event, while it barely registers on the scale of humankind.

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 ...

Me
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....

Henk
2 months 13 days

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

Marian
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

Marian
3 months 26 days

Looking forward to seeing your new adventures!

Henk
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 ...