Monday, November 30, 2015

Changing Colours Along The Rideau Canal

I am closing out the month and ending this series of fall colours with my perch on the Bank Street Bridge, over the Rideau Canal, with views both to the east and west over the fall season, giving you comparison views of how the season went on. The first two were early on.

This was a bit later.

And later still...

These two west views, late in the fall colour season, also gives you a sense of the difference in water levels once the Canal has been lowered for the winter.

I finish my fall shots with two holdovers- this oak tree stands outside Southminster United Church, which of course is next to the Bank Street Bridge.

While this fall shot was outside Notre Dame Basilica.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Vibrant Colours Of An Ottawa Autumn

A mix of fall colour shots today. These first shots are from the Dundonald Park area.

This school, Glebe Collegiate, is a high school in the Glebe. The trees and the ivy were looking quite bright in fall colours one day.

Down at the Museum of Nature, some fall colours could be found behind this mama and baby dinosaur.

I walked late one afternoon along Echo Drive, a quiet residential street close to the Rideau Canal.

This Anglican church, the Church of the Ascension, is on Echo Drive.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wandering Through The Arboretum

More fall colours for you today, from October. I wandered through the Arboretum, on the west side of Dow's Lake down along the Rideau Canal to the Hartwell Locks at Carleton University. These shots are from the excursion.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Autumn Views From Nepean Point

In late October I came up to Nepean Point, the promontory overlooking Ottawa, Gatineau, and the Ottawa River. The statue of Champlain is here, and splendid views can be found in each direction.

The National Gallery occupies part of the promontory, and here amid the fall colours is one of the outdoor sculptures, which looks like a silver tree trunk, or a lightning bolt, depending on your point of view.

This view takes in the Ottawa River, the Alexandria Bridge, and Gatineau on the far shore.

Looking east gives us a view of the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge.

And turning back gives us a western view of the river.

And I finish with this view of Major's Hill Park, the Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal, and Parliament Hill.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Green Island And The Waterfalls

Returning from New Edinburgh, I stopped at Rideau Falls Park on and around Green Island. Fall colours stood out nicely among the monuments here.

The same applied to the waterfalls, here where the Rideau River meets the Ottawa River.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Autumn Views At Rideau Hall

If you want to see what things are like here at present, check out my photos from yesterday at my Facebook page. We had snow on the ground; as I'm in the midst of a series here, I thought I'd post them there instead. 

I have more fall views from around Rideau Hall today, including the mansion. If you've missed the previous series, click on Rideau Hall among the tags below, as I photographed inside the place during my previous visit.

As I mentioned in my previous series on Rideau Hall, many of the trees here are the result of ceremonial plantings by dignitaries. I felt obliged to apologize to this sugar maple for my reaction when I saw the plaque at its base.

I blurted out, "the prince of darkness!" Hey, it's not the tree's fault that it was planted by someone as vile and evil as the Dark Lord Vladimir, Dread Seventh Baron of  Mordor, second cousin to Snidley Whiplash, and alumni of the House of Slytherin.

Look closely at this last one. A black squirrel was running about on the lawn. Cute but devious.