Cheers From Manitoba~

We are in Clear Lake Manitoba staying in a remote cabin.

There are wide open tracts of nature here with nary a person in sight.

We are heading further north soon, to Hudson Bay, to hopefully spend time with belugas and bears, and any other critters we may meet..

I gathered these late summer wild flowers in the meadow behind our cabin, eating wild raspberries as I browsed. We are enjoying the flowers as you can see on the cabin’s screened porch, watching deer in the meadow.

There is no wifi in our cabin, and wifi will be even harder to find as we head further north, so I am out of touch. I will check in when I can, but until then, it is cheers to you & be well from beautiful Manitoba~

213 thoughts on “Cheers From Manitoba~

  1. Flowers are fantastic, Cuz. Have you been doing any fishing??? Clear Lake reminds me my great uncle Rollie. He used to take me fishing at Clear Lake in Minnesota. Your pics remind me a lot about that area. Have a wonderful trip, Cindy. ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽฃ

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    • We stopped over in Minnesota enroute. Once you hit Minnesota you are in this special place, where the north American plains start to meld into to the arctic transition. You were lucky to have been here as a kid, and there is a just as lucky thing, it hasn’t changed up in here in Manitoba, since you went fishing with Uncle Rollie.
      Love to you cuz.

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    • Wonderful to hear from you Mandy. The wildflowers here are the most amazing I have seen. They are literally everywhere in such spendid variety. Hope you are well my friend and thanks for stopping by โค

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  2. That’s a gorgeous bouquet, Cindy! This post makes Manitoba look wonderful. (I hope the mosquitoes and black flies aren’t too bad). The photo of the reeds reminds me of canoeing on some lakes in Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan 30 years ago. Similar country, I think — boreal forest on the Canadian Shield. Wishing you happy travels in the North!

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  3. My my my. Absolutely breathtaking! God’s Creation is simply glorious. I loved when you said “There are wide open tracts of nature here with nary a person in sight.” That sounds delightful! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a beautiful, blessed & safe trip!

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  4. Looks like my hometown. I call those “ditch bouquets” because the variety and beauty can be gathered just by wandering down the road.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your wandering. Safe travels!

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    • Perfect name! I gathered these in about 5 minutes and it is late August. I went back out and gathered just violets. There are so many berries too. I don’t eat the ones I can’t identify, but the raspberries are divine and we gulp them by the handful!

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  5. You even manage to capture the peacefulness of that heavenly place on camera. Wildflowers are the best and it’s nice they have a vase in the cabin for you to use. I could stay somewhere that quiet for a very long time. Watch out for those bears though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ They have big appetites. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. As always, enjoying your well composed and taken photographs, especially the last two with the contrast in backgrounds. Better get to the par bears, soon, a person named Al Gore has me to believe they will all be dead any day soon. By the way, you picked a great time of year to visit. The great savings in rentals available six months from now wouldn’t be worth it.

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    • You and Resa both from here! Such synchronicity. I have such affinity and affection for both of you, and yet I come from such a totally different environment. I can see why we understand each other so well. It is just pure nature here, with such minimal human footprint. It is wide open, space upon space, lake upon lake, meadow after meadow, all so crystal clean, quiet and pristine. It is now 7:56 pm. The sun is shining and I am in my PJ’s on the screened porch watching the meadow which is utterly still except for some distant coyotes crying. The tracks and scat out here have every sort of animal. I saw my first bear today and the satelite is blessing me with wifi so I can talk to you about your home! Life is beautiful and they grow good people in Manitoba Rebecca, people like you โค

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  7. Welcome to Canada! Hope you enjoy your stay! I hear you can see polar bears in Northern Manitoba. Not sure if you will see them in the summer. Please share your photos with us of whatever you capture!

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    • Thank you! I love your gorgeous country which is why I keep coming back to it. I am so hoping to see some polar bears. They are there but not bunched up on the ice like they will be in September and October, waiting for the freeze up. Apparently they walk around in sleeping hibernation at this time of year, rather a waking stupor, which I think must feel lovely. The belugas will be there though, about 60,000 of them, the largest concentration in the world, and you can get in the water with them which my son will do. I will kayak with them. They like to play with humans. Just being in this isolated part of the world will be a thrill I have wanted to experience for a long time. I hope you are well my friend and it is lovely to be welcomed to your country.

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    • Uh oh…. No more estee lauder splash! Quelle Horror!! So far the bugs have been behaving and I only have a few bites. But soon we head to Hudson Bay where I know the biting bugs are legion. It can’t be as bad as The Amazon though right????? In the Amazon I knew if I spent one night in the jungle stranded I would be dead by morning, from a combination of bug bites and terror…. laughing…..I love the province of your birth and upbringing Resa. It is unique and incredibly beautiful, like you. I am typing this now on our screened porch looking at the oh so gorgeous meadow, wondering why the moose whose scat I see every morning, won’t show his face. The sun is shining so the satelite actually works & I have wifi!! Plus I saw a bear today on the trail. So all is awesome โค

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