Our first stop today was the English Gardens at Assinaboine Park…I was excited.. as the last time I was here.. there were few flowers… seems like summer brought more flowers!! 🙂
…the pond where there were no flowers, well now a lockness monster resides!
..mum’s house.. is looking pretty spiffy with some flowers outside!! (click HERE
for that story!)
…there were BUTTERFLIES!!! (and I happened to get a shot of one!!)
Flowers…so many pretty ones to take photos of!!
I really liked these ones…
Meg really liked this one!!
We chill’d beside this pond for a bit.. and I struck up some random converstation with a cool woman and her 6month old baby!!
I love this park!
..it is a really beautiful place to be!
It’s always a gamble IF you will get a decent photo when you hand your camera off to a stranger…(even if you do a ‘brief’ lesson ie) put it on automatic and say “all you have to do is push the ROUND button”)…this woman was extremely anxious about it.. but agreed.. and I think she did a fantastic job!!
“reflections… on the pond”
And then we went to the ZOO!! 🙂 Meg decided to press a penny… (and apparently it didn’t work) so we went to the gift shop.. and they were able to give us one in the end… so it wasn’t a waste of our money!
There is a statue of “Winnie” the bear.. and the army guy that was from Winnipeg.. (seems like I can’t get away from that bear!)
There were lots of animals… I took a few photos… and worked at ‘focusing’ through the fences, sometimes with great success sometimes not!
We sat and watched the monkeys for awhile… they were having a blast swinging and playing in their cage…
We also saw these ‘prairie dogs’ but they were “WILD” not part of an exhibit.. and well they were pretty darn CUTE.. to see all the holes on the hill.. and they were cheeky little guys… some kids came and started to feed them bread… they liked that a lot! One came right up to Meg’s shoe….
It isn’t a zoo without peacocks running around randomly!!
Tiger 1 was talking to Tiger 2… they were in separate cages… I don’t think that they were friends!!
But Tiger 1 looks pretty happy!!!
At lunch we found the ‘worlds’ largets ketchup packets… they were simply wonderful!!! and I only used ONE!
We had an excellent day… and then headed home for some dinner…and to get ready for drinks!!
(more about that to come in the next post!!!)