I am taking you back to Winnipeg,the capitol city of Manitoba.
These pictures are still from our visit there on August 5th.
No visit to Winnipeg,would be complete without a stop at the St.Vital park.
There was not a lot of action,but I found these Mallards to be rather cute.
We walked within inches of them and they would not move.
Of course as I had said in a previous post we were at the English Gardens.
Our main purpose was to photograph birds,but when they are not around,flowers are a good second.Don't get me wrong,I love capturing flower images,at least they don't fly away.
Jake and I went for a little walk in a forested area and found these little flowers.
The picture is not very sharp,but I thought they were worth posting.
I have no idea what they are,but I like the unique shape.
This is one of Jake's pictures.
I love the yellow glow created by the flowers.
The Goldfinch almost blends in with the surroundings.
The following two pictures were taken while driving(Jake was driving and I was taking pictures),and using my Canon Power Shot.SX110.
The building here is the Royal Canadian Mint.
Coins for many parts of the world are made here.
One of their most recent creations are the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The medals are displayed on the outside of this building.
This is a closer shot of the Mint.
Some facts which I found on the internet,may be of interest.
The Mint produces 1 Billion coins each year.Now that is a lot of pocket change.
They tell us that their high speed circulation process can produce 20 million coins each day,that is 750 per second.
If you are ever in Winnipeg,take a tour of this place,it is fascinating.
Thought for today: