Archive for category Summer

Ahhh….Green Winnipeg and the River Rouge

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Sometimes I forget how beautiful and scenic Winnipeg can be. For having a really harsh cold season, things really get green in the summer.

Winnipeg is a city covered in trees. One of the first things you notice when you fly over is the harmony of green scape and concrete. Ancient Elms and Oak trees line the banks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

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Of course the consequences of having all those snaking rivers means a lot of bridges. For much of the season tour boats like the River Rouge are cut off from some of the best tour areas due to high water levels or flooding.

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I wonder if any of the passengers checked for the life vest before passing under the South Osbourne Bridge?

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Will they make it?

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Phew! Just barely.

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Everyone in Winnipeg should take a boat down our beautiful rivers. I think the brown murkiness and current can turn a lot of people away, but the two rivers of Winnipeg make for a world class landscape which is something we residents take for granted living in our boxes for the better part of the year.

Dragon Boats on the Red River

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I stopped to watch the dragon boaters trainning on the Red River today. The boats all had a lot of character with unique paint on each one, everything from fish scales to Nascar worthy decal jobs.

Here’s two boats drag racing.

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Here’s a video

Thorny devils! This it what the buhrs look like before they turn into nature’s own Velcro Balls

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Another

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They stick just as well to skin as they do polyester.

Commuters lined up at the Richardson building

 

Commuters lined up at the Richardson building at Portage and Main. It’s great to see peggers finally filling up this rack even if it is already early august. All manner of beasts attached the rack, but the scooter at the very end left a funny taste in my mouth…

Lot’s of sunny weather and plenty of prairie winds. Winnipeg is such a different place in the summer.

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Beautiful flowers on the Norwood bridge

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