Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Rideau River

A flock of Canada Geese were busy on the grass as I was walking through Strathcona Park.


The park overlooks the Rideau River here; across the water is the neighbourhood of Vanier. While the Rideau Canal winds its way through the heart of the city, the river it's linked to runs along the eastern edge of downtown, heading towards its confluence with the Ottawa River at the Rideau Falls.

44 comments:

  1. What beautiful views! Any city is enlivened by being located near a nice body of water.

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  2. I like your big river.
    The view in the second poto is very beautiful.
    Hugs

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  3. Such beautiful views. Looks like a wonderful summer's day!

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  4. Glorious views, and I love the Canada geese!

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  5. Ah, yes, the geese. I noticed several of your imported variety here yesterday on my hike. :-)

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  6. Nice shots, William, water brings life into a city, and that's wonderful during summer as well as during winter.

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  7. Beautiful and full of life...

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  8. I need to look at a map of Ottawa sometime so I can follow the locations of your posts!

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  9. A beautiful city and water, somehow always go together.

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  10. We get yearly visits of Canada Geese. You can see them around The Mall.

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  11. Our Canada geese never leave. And we don't even have a river!

    Janis
    GDP

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  12. I wonder if those geese have ever wintered in Arizona.

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  13. I missed a key word ...Strathcona Park. I didn't realize that the Rideau was such a large river.

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  14. @Kay: and we've got quite a bit of water here.

    @OrvokkI: thank you!

    @Halcyon: it was one of the most pleasant days of the season thus far.

    @Linda: me too!

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Revrunner: they're all over the place.

    @Jan: I will have to come back here in other seasons.

    @Jane and Chris: thanks!

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  15. @VP: very much so!

    @Furry Gnome: a good idea.

    @Janey: we're surely blessed by rivers.

    @Luis: they're well distributed in the world.

    @Janis: up here they leave by the time of the first frost!

    @Randy: thank you! I think so too.

    @Sharon: I would have no idea, but these ones scatter come October.

    @Red: I believe it's named after a Canadian politician.

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  16. "A River runs through".
    Very beautiful to see all the green around a river.
    I live between Mount Vernon and Stanwood WA. and on one end is the Stillaguamish river and the other end the Skagit River---Rivers are wonderful
    MB

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  17. I like all that green in the first shot.

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  18. That's quite a vista: river and buildings off in the distance.

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  19. It looks so calm and hard to believe there's a falls in the distance. ;)

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  20. I need to get out a map too!

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  21. It looks a bit low to me but then what do I know!

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  22. Grand photographs. Your Canadian geese get about. They are very popular around Coventry in our local parks and lakes.

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  23. So much for my belief that all Canada geese migrate south for the summer.

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  24. Those geese look simular to the Nile gees we have here since a few years, they have come from Egypt to the northern countries as ours.

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  25. very pretty scene. looks very very calm. does it ever get rough? or is it controlled by a dam or? ( :

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  26. @MB: we've had no shortage of rain thus far.

    @Judy: thank you!

    @Birdman: it's one part of the city I don't get to often.

    @EG: I was at the falls a few days ago... without my camera!

    @RedPat: I do like comparing places I'm reading about to the maps, particularly if I'm not familiar with the city.

    @Ciel: it's rather deceptive, actually- a few weeks back a suspect in a murder case drowned in the river after being chased by police in this area, so it might look low, but some stretches of that water are not.

    @Lauren: they certainly do get around!

    @Stuart: we do see them go in the fall.

    @Marianne: and the Nile geese have never been around here.

    @Marleen: me too.

    @Beth: it's fairly calm here- there are waterfalls upstream though where the water's rough. I haven't photographed there in quite awhile!

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  27. A beautiful river William, I'm always temped to just follow it along..

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  28. I would love to live on either a river such as this or a lake.

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  29. very pretty area. like the geese. :)

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  30. It Certainky does look much differentbthan when frozen over in winter months.

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  31. We have so many of those birds here, that there was once talk from the locals, about shooting and eating them. No lie.

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  32. Oh, good--the geese are making an appearance!

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  33. Geese are everywhere!!! Have you seen any wild parsnip?!

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  34. @Gill: near the shore, yes, but it can be quite deceptive.

    @Geoff: there are bike paths along most of its length in the city.

    @Kate: I've seen this river in flood stage!

    @Tex: it is such an appealing area.

    @Beatrice: yes, very different in this season.

    @Whisk: it's been said here as well

    @Norma: I haven't photographed any at least close by in awhile.

    @Cheryl: it certainly does.

    @Mari: thank you!

    @Carolann: thanks!

    @Jennifer: admittedly, I'm not sure I'd know what to look for!

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  35. Ottawa is fortunate to have the canal and river winding through it. Lovely!

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  36. Gorgeous settings. Love the water views and the shadowy green in the first photo.

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