assiniboine park

12 Days of Styxx, 2018 Edition: Day 7

Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas.

Styxx takes a walk through the gardens of Camp Morton, Manitoba, August 16, 2018

August

 

 

 

12 Days of Styxx, 2018 Edition: Day 6

Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas.

Happy 11th birthday Styxx! Styxx is a rescue dog. We have no records, no way of knowing his exact age, much less his birth date. Vets suggest 11 years old to be a good guess. Gail selected today, July 4, as a good birthday for a dog that lived in the United States prior to arriving at his forever home in Winnipeg.

July

 

 

 

12 Days of Styxx, 2018 Edition: Day 5

Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas.

Gail and Styxx walk the shoreline of Lake Winnipeg near Winnipeg Beach, June 13, 2018.

Navigating Hope

 

 

 

12 Days of Styxx, 2018 Edition: Day 4

Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas.

Taking a break on a very hot day in Assiniboine Park, June 10, 2018.

 

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A Garden Walk

Once-vibrant colours are fast fading to shades of deep brown, ash grey. Stems bow. Leaves curl and crackle in the wind.

It is autumn here in Assiniboine Park’s English Garden. It’s a favourite destination, the turning point of a good walk that sees me—several times a week—leaving my Wolseley home, skirting the south bank of the Assiniboine River on riverside trails, emerging at the English Garden and the adjacent Leo Mol Sculpture Garden before returning home along the north bank of the river, through a chain of parks, across creeks, down residential streets. (more…)