Friday, September 12, 2014

Autumn Rising

 I decided to change the header for the blog; it may be a seasonal thing. Thus far each header image has been linked to the Rideau Canal. When I first started, this view from the Bank Street Bridge was my header.

I switched over to a winter image on the other side of the bridge, looking at skaters on the Canal, passing by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In the spring, I shifted further west, to where the Canal widens into Dow's Lake. This has been my most recent header image.

Fall's coming, however (and it certainly felt fall-like yesterday), so I've decided to go with a new header. This shot from last autumn fits the bill rather nicely, also down at Dow's Lake. 


  1. I like all the headers, but this one has wonderful, rich color. I'll like looking at it regularly!

  2. Id love to transport myself into your header and walk along that path

  3. Your header jumped out at me. I love it. Now I like it even better knowing it's part of a theme.

  4. Fall-like I LIKE!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  5. Brilliant idea, William! Each photo is stunning.

  6. Very nice, William. And I very much like the colours of Autumn!

  7. There are wonderful autumn colors in your new header.
    I'm thinking about changing my header too, but so far I don't know what photo I should use.

  8. I like the header, fall has such beautiful colours.

  9. Lovely photos ! Um not ready for the pic with the skaters it is that dreaded S word lol ! Looks like your fall is a head of ours . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  10. I love it! Fall is my favorite season.

  11. @Kay: thank you!

    @Jen: it's a good path to walk along.

    @Oakland: I hadn't meant to actually go with a theme, but thus far, the headers have all been linked to the Canal in one way or another. I'll see when winter comes what I feel like.

    @Cloudia: fall is lovely.

    @Stuart: we already started seeing some fall colours here in the last week of August.

    @Lynette: thank you.

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @Jan: I'm sure you'll come up with something.

    @Marianne: it certainly does.

    @Country Gal: well, we do tend to get colder faster here, but not that much faster than you. I think I took the shot for the header in September or early October of last year. And some trees get their colours faster than others.

    @Lois: I quite enjoy the fall.

  12. ... and these colored leaves will soon be fluttering to the ground. Enjoy fall.

  13. I love when one side of a tree is green, the other orange!
    Jane x

  14. I love the autumn header. The trees look so pretty.

  15. I love Autumn, and I love your new header!

  16. @Birdman: considering the way the weather's cooling down, we could have an early winter.

    @Jane and Chris: it's quite a contrast.

    @Sharon: I liked that shot in particular, so it felt right to use.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Luis: thank you.

    @Linda: a pleasure to unveil it.

  17. Beautiful fall colours, especially under that lovely light.

  18. I have enjoyed your header photos very much, and this latest one with the fall colors. Our trees are showing signs of Autumn. The deck out back is covered with leaves. The broom is coming out this morning and I will be sweeping as more leaves fall.

  19. Yep, autumn's getting close! Enjoying your seasonal shots!

  20. Now this is more like it! Autumn is my favorite season.

  21. Love the new header, and also the different shots!

  22. Thank goodness this is last year's view - I was worried for a moment. I look forward to fall, but it is still a bit early!

  23. @Jose: we have no shortage of that light this time of year.

    @Denise: we've seen some signs of fall in the tree leaves here.

    @Cheryl: thank you!

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Norma: it's a good season.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Hamilton: it certainly feels like it's coming.

  24. I like spring. That means it will be warm for a couple of months.

  25. I think this canal has many stories to tell...
    I love these seasonal shots!

  26. Very nice! Yes, it truly does feel like fall now.

  27. I think it's a fab idea to change headers with the season William.. bit harder here in Perth, the seasons are all so similar :)

  28. @Mari: thank you.

    @Linda: so do I.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @EG: and so it does now.

    @Grace: I have to decide when to do so for this year.