A few posts back I showed you Central Park in the Glebe. This slope is on the east side of Bank Street. The small blue-purple flowers are always an early spring arrival, coating this shaded area.
At the south end of the Glebe, this pond is linked to the Rideau Canal. When I took this shot a few days back, the water levels were being raised to summer levels. Compare it to this view of the pond in winter. That object there in the midst of the pond is the inukshuk in the winter post, still standing.
I took this shot on the weekend, where the Canal widens out into Dow's Lake. For now, it makes for a good header image.
Another weekend shot, down in the Byward Market. The owner said this Ford is a 1914 model. I didn't ask the type, but it's a beauty. It's the oldest car I've ever seen, and it's something you would never take out of storage until you have warm weather.
Up on Plaza Bridge this weekend, I took a shot of the Canal, with the Conference Centre on the left and the National Arts Centre on the right. Water levels are back up to normal, and the tour boats are back for the season.
Coming alongside the east side of the bridge, I looked down the staircase here leading down to the Canal side.The couple down below were having photographs taken by a photographer out of sight below; the intimacy suggested they might have been having engagement photos done. I liked the moment, so I snapped some shots.
I like the moment as well, William, and your last two captures, especially, are fantastic!ReplyDelete
LOOKS SO PRETTY.ReplyDelete
Lovely walk! Driving away to a picnic on a blue carpet, isn't that just marvellous?ReplyDelete
Well I enjoyed seeing the arrival of spring evolve through your posts since the beginning of May. I had practically no internet access while on the road, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks again for all your (unanswered) comments on ADP while I was gone !ReplyDelete
Although that old Ford is a beauty, I mostly like your first and the last photo. They clearly tell spring is in the air.ReplyDelete
pretty signs of spring...that car is in pristine condition!ReplyDelete
You have such a beautiful city. It's funny that for you spring is just arriving. I told Lois Anne yesterday that it feels like the middle of summer here. Getting up to 90 degrees most days now. :) Love that gorgeous Model T.ReplyDelete
yes, that car is definitely a sign of spring. :)ReplyDelete
Love that Ford!ReplyDelete
You know that spring is here when the boats go back on the water!ReplyDelete
Whisk: it does.
Ciel: yes it surely is.
Stuart: you're welcome!
Tanya: I was amazed by it.
Lowell: I have been seeing other bloggers walk about blossoms come and gone while ours have yet ti arrive.
Tex: it has arrived in force.
EG: it surely does get attention.
You have captured wonderful vistas here William.. I especially loved the meadow of blue spring flowers in the first shot and the sneaky peek at the romantic couple in the last !ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots William! I just love that car. It reminds me of my grandmother telling me stories about her first car. It was a Ford Model T Roadster and her father bought it for her when she was 16 in 1922!ReplyDelete
Yes, I can see the signs of spring are arriving in your area. The trees still have a little ways to go.ReplyDelete
Gladly spring is another story: even the austere architecture looks more kind with patches of spring here and there...ReplyDelete
It is hard to believe that not too long ago you were posting all the snow pics. I am glad Spring finally is making a showing.ReplyDelete
The car is a beauty as is the couple in love. MB
@Jane and Chris: and then there's blackfly season...ReplyDelete
@Grace: thank you!
@Lois: I looked at this one, and though it was a decade younger, I was reminded of a story Ken Burns did in a documentary called Horatio's Drive about a guy who drove cross country in 1903 in something quite similar.
@Sharon: some trees are getting their leaves early, others are just starting to bud.
@VP: it does!
Glad to see things are thawing out!ReplyDelete
Sweet shots! The Ford is awesome and you definitely caught a beautiful moment.ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Another beautiful series, William! Spring finally arrived also in Canada!ReplyDelete
Independent of this I also like the photo with the old car.
Beautiful shots. I love the flowers, and what a sweet shot you got of that couple.ReplyDelete
Ottawa is looking wonderful this spring! Great pics.ReplyDelete
All good--I especially like the fourth and fifth ones!ReplyDelete
Water always makes a place lovelier. I like the old car, too!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely field with flowers!ReplyDelete
@Anita: thank you!
@Karl: I saw that car and couldn't resist taking shots.
@Krisztina: thank you!
@Inna: it is!
@Cheryl: I doubt cars from today will be around in a century!
@Marleen: I liked it!
[ Smiles ] Nice photo collection.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the one with the classical car!
The differences in the pond are certainly dramatic! I love to see fields of spring flowers. Nice shots.ReplyDelete
I don't think I would dare take a car like that out in traffic.ReplyDelete
Did I mention how much I love your header pic. Sometime, I wish we had a river running through the city, they have a much companionable feel to them than a great lake.
The photos are such a great "slice of the season" photos!ReplyDelete
Joy & jubilation! No snow! Loved the little blue flowers.ReplyDelete
I am in love with that old 1914 Ford. Great photos William, lovely to see those signs of spring.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I sometimes join in the photography of brides and grooms here in Waikiki.ReplyDelete
So nice to see my old friend the canal. One teen Summer I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen - actually a snug private boat owned by a married teacher couple who took me from Ottawa to Montreal. I assisted in the locks. The last, giant, mechanical lock took our craft so deep into a cement trough that it felt bug-like, but then a gate opened and we where magically at JUST the same level as Quebec! The rest of my travels that Summer, and my return home to the states are forgotten. The Rideau? NEVER! (40+ years on I do remember something about a festival called Strawberry Fields held in conjunction with motorcycle races. . . strange as that sounds. But it was (I think) the Summer after Woodstock. . . . . . . .
ALOHA from Honolulu
ALOHA from Honolulu
Beautiful spring shots!ReplyDelete
Great light and a fabulous car!ReplyDelete
@Renard: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Hamilton: I wouldn't dare either.
@Greensboro: thank you!
@Denise: it was such a pleasure to see a car like that. And I'm not all that crazy about cars to begin with, but something like that tends to make the exception.
@Kay: I like taking shots to compare through the seasons. This one was a good example.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: those would be the Ottawa locks!
@Elaine: thank you!
@Linda: the owner must get compliments on a regular basis
Fantastic composition at the bottom!ReplyDelete
I don't know much about cars either, but this one is a beauty!ReplyDelete
@Jose: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Hilda: there can't be many of these ones left.