Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Calm Waters

A note today that my partner in crime and good friend Norma has an interview with me at Blogger and Wordpress. Check it out; you'll get a laugh.

Central Park in the Glebe is a ribbon of parkland that stretches across a good part of the neighbourhood. I showed you another portion of it here. East of that part of the park, we have the end of Patterson Creek taken a few days ago. The creek is an inlet linked to the Rideau Canal, and the water levels here are still at a low point. A couple of ducks have this stretch of water to themselves at present.




39 comments:

  1. This area looks very pleasant and serene. I'm not surprised the ducks are enjoying it.

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  2. The Glebe is the best neighborhood in Ottawa? is that with the Fairmont Chateau Laurier ... and others...

    Tomás.

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  3. Que parque lindo!
    Felizes dos patinhos quem têm toda essa beleza para desfrutar
    Um abraço

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  4. beau reflet de l'arbre pour accompagner les canards

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  5. I read your interview and see your are a famous person, writing a book and a criticaster as well. The local politics you write about is to difficult for me to follow, but it is always good someone has his eyes open and has a critical sound spoken about the world around.

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  6. The purple, alone, brings calmness! Beautiful!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. i like the shadows of the tree limbs on the water...i'll have to check out your interview a little later!

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  8. Nice shot of the ducks in the calm water, seems to be a nice neighbourhood to live in.
    Reading the interview you seem to be quite famous and active in writing. In my younger years I liked writing and reading al lot, but since I have MS, reading is awfully exhausting for me. So I'll keep watching your photos rather than reading your other blog.

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  9. Reading your interview I have learned some things about you that I wouldn't have imagined...

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  10. Good job, William. I love to look at water and reflections when there is no movement.

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  11. A very pretty shot! I'll go check out your interview now...

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  12. A nice and calm place, not only for ducks.
    Still some snow ? :)

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  13. Having a "ribbon of parkland is a good idea as it links various patches.

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  14. @Kay: it's a very sheltered spot for them.

    @Tomas: it's quite a trendy sort of neighbourhood, and has become gentrified. The area is actually south of the downtown core. Places like the Chateau Laurier are in the core.

    @Gracita: thanks!

    @Olivier: merci!

    @Marianne: I'd be lost trying to understand Dutch politics too. Well, I'm not sure I'd call myself famous, but both these blogs do get a lot of traffic.

    @Revrunner: they no doubt know this spot quite well.

    @Janis: it does seem to have a purple hue to it.

    @Tanya: the shadows did come out nicely.

    @Jan: it is a very pleasant neighbourhood.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Tex: quite a contrast to the weather today.

    @Linda: this spot tends to be rather peaceful this time of year. The water levels are still low enough that wind doesn't really chop up the water.

    @Aimee: thanks!

    @Karl: yes, just a little bit. If it's still there today, I'd be surprised, but a corner like that which is out of the sun most of the day, snow can stay longer.

    @Red: I suspect there was a natural creek that ran through this land before they build the Canal. The Canal changed a lot, and the creek was gone, replaced about halfway up its length by this artificial one, but the topography remains the same.

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  15. How nice for the ducks to have their own private space.

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  16. Pretty spot and "LOOK" no ice on the pond.
    Read the interview---very nice.
    MB

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  17. I am feeling serene looking at that water. Nice scene.

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  18. I would have thought the water levels would have been higher after the winter snow/rain William?
    P.s. enjoyed your interview with Norma :)

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  19. Looking at this photo...it kind or reminds me of the pond here in Montreal at Beaver Lake. However, they have been doing some kind of renovation up there, so I heard, so I haven't been there in a couple of years.

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  20. So beautiful and blue the pond . Thanks for the read also.

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  21. It appears to be warming up there and I can see signs of green - signs of spring. It's certainly a beautiful waterway and area!

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  22. Beautiful reflection of the blue sky.

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  23. Finally--no snow!

    This reminds me of the park near our home when Collin was a little boy. We used to take him to the park just about every day. We'd walk, play, and feed the ducks.

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  24. @EG: they seem to enjoy it.

    @MB: winter has taken its time leaving this year. We'll see if it's really done.

    @Halcyon: it was very pleasant weather that day.

    @Grace: the water flow is more controlled here- there is some snow melt from the winter, but it has an outlet, and the main flow of the river the Canal is linked to is held back still.

    @Linda: this one's a nice spot to come and relax.

    @Carolann: you're welcome!

    @Lowell: yes, the grass is slowly turning green now.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Norma: that's a good memory to have!

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  25. @RedPat: just a tiny bit!

    @Cheryl: very much so.

    @Gill: hints of some green, but not much.

    @Jennifer: it's a nice place to wander.

    @Mari: thanks!

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  26. I hope that your weather warms up soon so you can enjoy this area.

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  27. What? No ducks yet?
    btw WHAT a game last night! Now can the Sens steal a game? Coming back home at 3-2 is do-able.

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  28. It was fun reading your interview.

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  29. Nice shadows and reflections on the water. The ducks are pretty neat too!

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  30. Lovely picture, Sir Wills. Peaceful-looking.

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