Sunday, September 14, 2008

moony Manitoba

The days are still warm and kindly, but we're seeing all the signs of autumn on its way. Last night we took a picnic basket out to eat bread and cheese and watch the last mild moon of the year, as gold as a gouda in the trees.

Amazing what a cheap cell phone can accomplish in capturing the poplars and the moonlight. I didn't expect anything half so good.



One Salient Oversight said...

Where in Manitoba do you live?

Noni Mausa said...

Morning OSO,

Winnipeg, the capital and largest urban centre. This park is about a half hour north of town.

"The park has a large campground, a horse stable, and many trails designed for hiking, biking and horseback riding. An artificial lake of approximately 80 acres (30 ha) with four miles of shoreline supports swimming and water recreation.

The park was formed from land expropriated from 150 local landowners in 1964. The official opening date was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony by Manitoba premier Duff Roblin on July 15, 1967." It plays host to the Winnipeg Folk Festival in July.

Roblin is the fellow who spearheaded the digging of the floodway, a channel which bypasses the city from downstream to upstream of the Red River, and carries the excess in flood times. (Normally it's dry.) He's just been voted the greatest Manitoban, for this and many other reasons.


greenfrod said...

I did a lot of traveling before I ended up in Manitoba half a lifetime ago. Looking back it is one of the last places I would have expected to be for the first half. When my feet felt itchy recently I returned to my roots, but it just confirmed Manitoba is a beautiful place to be. Sure there are mosquitoes for a few months and temperatures from 40 below to 40 above some years ...but its worth it to be here.