On the last day of November, I went out across the Bronson Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal. We've been here before on more than one occasion. The Canal has been freezing over for awhile, but Dow's Lake itself takes longer. Still, the lake is indeed frozen over. Not that you want to risk walking across that yet.
Zooming in, the frost on the trees on the far shore shows itself.
On the same day, over in the Glebe, I passed by Abbotsford House, across from Lansdowne Park. The place was founded as a senior's home back in the 19th century (back then its residents were referred to as inmates). It serves some of the same purpose today, as a senior's community centre. There's a residence building on one side, and a nursing home on the other. The old fieldstone house is lovely inside, and busy through the week. On that day, it was having a Christmas bazaar through much of the day.
It finally warmed up a little here. I am shivering looking at these pictures!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful winter scenes, you have much more snow than we have here...ReplyDelete
Have a nice week-end, William!
You Canadians really know how to do cold.ReplyDelete
Good to see the canal and lake freezing over so early. Hopeful for a long and cold winter for the skaters of Ottawa, of which there are probably tens of thousands! Like these pictures very much.ReplyDelete
We have it this morning. You didn't send it across the border, did you?ReplyDelete
@Tamera: it feels particularly cold today!ReplyDelete
@Karl: and I suspect the snow is here to stay!
@Stuart: if you can't beat the winter, you might as well enjoy it.
@Merry: oh, yes, there are tens of thousands on any given day on the Canal during the skating season.
@Norma: well, yes, we might have unleashed winter on our southern neighbours...
How well you cope with winter in your world.ReplyDelete
What pretty pictures! Makes me feel cold but they'd make lovely Christmas cards!ReplyDelete
Lovely old building for the old folks-LOLReplyDelete
It doesn't get THAT cold here to freeze much of anything--well puddles maybe. It gets freezing but not a sustained freezing.
Frozen canals, fieldstone houses . . . some of my favorite things.ReplyDelete
We are getting snow today. I love that house!ReplyDelete
Wow. I can't imagine that whole thing turning to ice! We're getting more snow today. I'm hoping I can get pics at my favorite park while there's still snow on the branches.ReplyDelete
For this time the winter time finished after 2 days. Now in Norway we have a +10 degrees. Nice pictures. Warm greetings.ReplyDelete
Looooooove the icy shots. The building looks English somehow.ReplyDelete
Those shots make me really glad to be in the desert.ReplyDelete
Terminology certainly has changed; I'm not excited about being referred to as "a senior citizen" but it's a lot better than "inmates!"ReplyDelete
@Gerald: winter's a way of life here.ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: they would!
@Small City: here we have some of the coldest winters in the world for a national capital.
@Revrunner: fieldstone buildings always fascinate me.
@RedPat: we're getting some of the same snow this evening. It's brutal out there today.
@Krisztina: you must get out there!ReplyDelete
@Inna: that's a big contrast with here, where the wind chills today have it feeling like minus 30 C.
@Ciel: that observation makes me wonder if the architect was English...
@Mari: it's much warmer in the desert!
@Kate: I'll have to photograph the interior next summer when we have Doors Open here.
Even though I keep the pool running at night (no heater) in winter so the water keeps moving and the pipes don't freeze... when we had that deep freeze from Canada last year... ummmmmmmmmmmmmReplyDelete
The top of the pool froze over does that count for a winter scene ?
Maybe that could be my Christmas card next year Winter in Tucson ?
Inmates! Now that's something I'll be remembering a while! I can only imagine how could it is getting - in fact the coldest I've ever been was in Ottawa one Christmas/New Year's - not sure how many degrees below zero it was but it was quite a lot...especially with wind chill:)ReplyDelete
A friend has recently moved to Ottawa with her dog and they're both liking the snow. It looks pretty cold though.ReplyDelete
@Parsnip: yes, that could be a good card!ReplyDelete
@LondonLulu: wind chills up here can get mighty cold!
@Joanna: I think this is the second coldest national capital on Earth.