“Fort Whyte Alive, Human Nature” as it is advertised on the entrance gates. Already a few times I have written about this fabulous place within the Winnipeg city limits.

Hey, you, out there in the cold...

Today was, what a surprise, bitter cold. With the windchill it must have been minus 40C. I didn’t stay out very long, but still long enough to get a few nice pictures of Fort Whyte Alive’s bigger residents…

… colour. By now you may have noticed that the temperatures here in Winnipeg are not really bikini friendly. For photographers that may pose a problem. Not only are the bikinis in short supply, colour is also mostly gone from our pictures.

Winter colour

I started to look for some colourful subjects in this “terrible” time. Here is what I have come up with so far…

That’s what you can expect in a Manitoba Winter. This afternoon I went to take the River Trail on the Red River in Winnipeg. This year, the trail is about 3 kilometers long.

On ice

But in temperatures like this afternoon’s –26C or –33C with the wind chill, these 3 kilometers were all I could do. I considered walking back the same trail to go home, but decided…

Snow is white, we all know that. We have been told since our childhood that snow is white. Therefore it cannot have a different shade of white or, heaven forbid, color. Right?

Snow is white

Let’s take a look at the following scenarios and see how white our snow is.  Read more and see what I mean…

First of all, I wish you all a Happy New Year! May this year be full of success and full of food! (Now, why do I always have to mention food?!?! I might have to think about that, one day…)

hungry animal

For the hungry animals in Fort Whyte Alive in Winnipeg, that question is much closer to home. In winter, they don’t have so much choice and possibilities to find enough food to fill their stomach. So let’s take a look at how they are doing now…

6 days 20 hours

Well, I was told so by a "pro" that later recanted... :-) I removed the name, so at least it is now correct.

josie brendle
7 days 23 hours

nice blog but sorry the horses are not Clydesdales. Those are a little bigger. :)

8 days 12 hours

Test comment here

Henk Von Pickartz
8 days 16 hours

This is a comment. I will see if this works or if this will be taken over by spammers. If so, then I will take it down again.