All posts by Tracy

A Free Meal

One of the fun parts of the Zoo is watching all the none zoo animals eating the zoo animals food. The birds are everywhere. Sparrows, ducks, geese, crows and magpies find a free meal. Crows and Magpies like eating with the bears. Where ever there is food there will also be field mice and voles. Lots to watch if you just look past the zoo animals.

Red River Hogs

This is the fur of the Red River Hogs at the Calgary Zoo. Sometimes I find the close-up details more interesting than the larger picture. I like the red fur and the white stripe down the spine of the hog. The colour and texture were what attracted me to this image.


These little sparrows are everywhere and many people disregard them as common birds. If you take a moment to watch them they are quite fun to watch. The fly here and there and land in the most amazing spaces. They like flying through these wire fences and when they land it is like they are landing in a picture frame.

The Barn Cat

Everyone wants to pet the horse¬†but the best animal to pet on a farm is the barn cat. They don’t always like people but when you finally convince them to come to you they show their appreciation.

This cat has six toes. He liked being pet but when he was tired of it he simply walked into the corral with the horses where people couldn’t go. When I asked the youngest farm girl (probably¬†five or six years old)what the cat’s name was her answer was quite simple. She said “His name is Six Toes” with a look like what else could it be.

A Prairie Cloud

A late summer country drive to see the field changing colour from green to golden brown. The one solitary cloud floats above on a slow trip across the sky. It reminded me of our country drive. No rush and no particular direction to go just move along the fields and take in the scenery.