Fountain and Ducks

Mikawoz Fountain & Ducks

Fountain And Ducks

I actually took this photo a decade ago. The lush green algae has covered the pond which affectionately is known as the skating pond in winter time at Assiniboine Park, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is technically called the Riley Family Duck Pond and is situated close to the Pavilion and also the Qualico Family Centre.

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Rocks Amongst Greenery

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Rocks Amongst Greenery

This was taken at the Duck Pond in St. Vital Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The boulders are a great place to take family pictures at. There is bird home in the background up on a stilt. it was particularly green with algae that year.

According to Wikipedia, “St. Vital Park is a 100 acres park in southern Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on a bend of the Red River.”

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Sunflower Patch

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Sunflower Patch

I found this full sunflower patch just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. What was strange was that it was later in the summer season and the field should have been harvested but had not been for some reason.

According to the internet, “Sunflower harvesting has a long history as an American tradition and they have been part of man’s diet for centuries. Native Americans were harvesting sunflower seeds long before Europeans arrived. They boiled the heads to extract the oil and ate the seeds either raw or baked in breads and infusions were used medicinally. The seeds are a good source of calcium, phosphorus and potassium.”

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Reposing Tiger

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Reposing Tiger

This tiger is reposing – enjoying his time in his loft at the zoo. I believe he is an Amur tiger from the Russian Far East. He looks deep in thought. The picture is nicely framed by some trees.

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The Lion King

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The Lion King

Majestic and magnificent is the Lion King. He is statuesque, strong and vibrant. The male lives between 10 to 14 years in the wild. They can reach 80 km/h in short bursts and weight 190 kg.

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JT Bowing

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JT Bowing

Justin Timberlake has just finished an outstanding and entertaining musical concert at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In reverence to the crowds of fans, he humbly bows.
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Old Oak Tree

Old Oak Tree

Mikawoz Old Oak Tree

 

The tree is majestic, rugged and beautiful. Without is foliage, you see the expanse of limbs.

I like the knot in the tree which gives it character. I love the blue sky above.

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Sun Dogs

Sun Dogs

Mikawoz Sun Dogs

As any Canadian Prairie person knows, when you see Sun Dogs around the sun, you can expect very cold temperatures in the coming days. These are Sun Dogs made with acrylic paints on canvas. This past Christmas, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was colder than the North Pole.

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Assiniboine Park Pavilion

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Assiniboine Park Pavilion

This is an autumn picture of the Pavilion and Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Canada Geese are on their migratory route south at this time of year. “Canada geese fly in a distinctive V-shaped flight formation, with an altitude of 1 km (3,000 feet) for migration flight. The maximum flight ceiling of Canada geese is unknown, but they have been reported at 9 km (29,000 feet).”(Wikipedia)

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Feathers

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Feathers

 

This is a close-up of Canada Geese Feathers. I love the symmetry and flow of the feathers. The male Canada goose usually weighs 2.6–6.5 kg (5.7–14.3 lb) and the female Canada Goose is slightly lighter at 2.4–5.5 kg (5.3–12.1 lb).

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