Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ominous Skies

This view of the Rideau Canal and the stadium at Lansdowne Park was taken a few days ago from the Bank Street Bridge. The ice has been breaking up through the Canal. Compare this shot to how the ice looked on the last day of skating in March.

It was only in preparing this post that I noticed the Canada geese down on the ice.


37 comments:

  1. Love the skies, and it looks as if the Canada geese do as well. :)

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  2. It's still looking very chilly, and those skies don't look like they're holding much of a prospect for improvement.

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  3. Spring comes with great force.
    Happy week end, William.

    Tomás.

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  4. There is beauty even in stormy skies!

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  5. The canal looks like a freeway without the traffic. The subtle colour in the cloud shapes is beautiful

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  6. A great picture nonetheless!

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  7. It takes a long time for the ice to go away I see.

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  8. Most of the time we have clear blue skies or only some friendly clouds. Clear blue sky and sun are lovely, but for photos such an omnious sky is much more interesting.
    Anyway, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. That looks cold!! I notice the TD sign on the stadium, one of my pet peeves in life - corporate sponsorship. I know it's a fact of life but do hate to see it.

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  10. The geese can still stand on the ice.

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  11. Yup that ice is definitely on the way out William, I think you may miss it oui?

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  12. It looks like the ice on the Rideau just sits there and melts...no big show! I was waiting to see the new Landsdowne Stadium

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  13. @Linda: I'm sure they'll be happy when the grass starts looking green again.

    @Kay: this was about a week ago. I was sure it was going to rain, but nothing came of it.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Halcyon: I certainly think so.

    @Gemma: I was pleased those clouds came out so nicely.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Marianne: yes. Further west on Dow's Lake, the ice is still there, but it is very thin now. I think in a week it'll be gone.

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  14. @Hilary: thanks!

    @Jan: clouds like this do make for good photography, unlike the hazy gray overcast kind of clouds.

    @Jackie: I can't stand it either. The bank paid big money, and so the organization that has free rein over the park puts their logo everywhere. You're hard pressed to find the words Lansdowne Park, but TD Place is all over here.

    @Marleen: they can, and they do have water to splash about in as well.

    @Norma: they're real characters.

    @Tex: eventually!

    @Grace: it'll be back!

    @Red: I should take a couple of shots. There's actually a good vantage point over on the far side for photographing the interior of the stadium.

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  15. That sky looks like it might have some rain in it.

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  16. That's a lovely shot of the river and thank you for including one of my favorite birds :)

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  17. At least it doesn't look like they are snow clouds!

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  18. Standing offer. Will ship back all of the Canada geese you want! Love the looks of that stadium.

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. hopefully the nicer weather we have had over the past couple of days has melted the remainder of the ice.

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  20. What a beautiful statement. Skies beautiful.

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  21. @Sharon: and strangely it did not!

    @Denise: it'll look different in a couple of weeks. The water today remains at low levels, but once the lake ice breaks up, they'll be raising the water levels.

    @RedPat: not this time of year, though you never know.

    @Jennifer: and still glorious, looking outside.

    @Janis: we have plenty of them!

    @Gill: I expect the lake ice west of here will be gone within a week. At this part of the Canal, it is gone now.

    @Carolann: thanks!

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  22. I know I'm breaking up over the ice. Man! It's like winter never wants to let go up there. :-)

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  23. now that is a cool building ... love the design/shape. ( :
    when do you guys usually see some spring weather? i know you are way lately than we are ...but?

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  24. At last a sign winter is fully over for you perhaps...

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  25. The whole photo works nicely, with the flowing form of the stadium and the water/ice flowing past.

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  26. Interesting comparison, but I have to tell you the truth. I am so glad I don't live somewhere this cold!

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  27. Spring! Don't ya' just love it? I love the dramatic skies and weather in the spring. Nice photo.

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  28. A sure sign of spring. It's definitely time for that ice to thaw!

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  29. The geese look small, I wouldn't have noticed them either.

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  30. Brrrrr....that looks cold, but I like the bleakness of the photo.

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  31. Soon the ice will be gone...maybe. ;)

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