Saturday, March 26, 2016

Strolling Back Towards The Main Gate

This is one last look back at Rideau Hall before I departed down the drive.

I liked the shape of this tree- one of the numerous ceremonial trees planted, as you can see in the second shot. Over the winter, the plaques identifying who planted them are buried under the snow.

I also decided to take a distant shot of the totem pole here on the property, as well as a closeup shot of the inukshuk. My final shot features one of the pedestrian entrances at the main gate- I liked the shape of the closed gate. Tomorrow I'm moving on to show you Rideau Falls, as they appear in winter.


  1. I think the creators of gates like these ought to sign them like artists do murals.

  2. Rideau Hall is altogether an impressive place William, always enjoy visiting there with you. The gate is beautifully ornate as opposed to the wonderful simplicity of the Inukshuk.

  3. Great day out it seems, and nice photos. Warm Easter greetings!

  4. @Tex: thanks!

    @Revrunner: they should!

    @Marianne: it is.

    @Grace: they are a good contrast.

    @Bogoratti: thank you.

  5. As much as I have been enjoying these recent posts on Rideau Hall and its grounds, the winter scenes have left me with a chill. Glad to read that the weather is improving and the grounds will be great to stroll in the spring and summer mknths.

  6. Awesome winter photos of a place that's famous for summer photos. The entrance gate is very ornate.

  7. Yes, that striking gate seems like a good ending. Enjoyed the Winter views

  8. @Beatrice: I certainly plan to be back here again on occasion.

    @VP: it's a wonderful addition to the grounds.

    @Norma: I'll have to find out who planted that big tree the next time I visit.

    @Red: it's a beautiful place in any season. It baffles me as to why I've lived here for years and only visited for the first time last summer.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

  9. A beautiful place, William. Happy Easter!

  10. Such a beautiful series, William. I love the snow and that blue sky! Happy Easter to you. :)

  11. I love the focus on all of the close up features. I always get lost in the details!

    Great series (as always).


  12. A brancura da neve tem os seus encantos. Lindos fotos William
    Desejo que nesta Páscoa todos estejam unidos em oração para que o amor, a esperança, e a alegria invada nossos corações!
    Uma Feliz Páscoa para você e sua família
    Um abraço

  13. That tree in the second photo is pretty spectacular.

  14. Such beautiful pictures. I love the shape of the tree, too!

  15. Great photos William. Easter greetings to you from Ireland.

  16. @Marleen: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Janis: I can as well.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Sharon: I'll remember to photograph that tree again the next time I'm here.

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Bill: have a good Easter!

  17. It looks like a great place to explore, William! Hope the ice wasn't too bad up there.

  18. William. Happy Easter.
    I see those pieces of stone assembled in my area on a hug rock or a hunk of earth and all over mostly. Someone told me that it meant. Peoples territory. Do not trespass. What is it really meant? Who do I ask of course you. Who else.

  19. Somehow the stark white of the snow, the sunlight and shadows add a beautiful atmosphere to this lovely place.

  20. The snow gives that impressive photo in your second picture even more great accents than it already has of it self. :-)
    Happy Easter, William.

  21. Lovely pictures William with that winter sun falling on the snow...

  22. @RedPat: from the last storm in Thursday we mostly got snow.

    @Carolann: inukshuks are meant to be markers in the far north.

    @Hilary: thanks!

    @Gemma: it does.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Geoff: it was a good day to be there.

  23. i enjoy the rock statue or formation. have a nice weekend! ( :

  24. That is a lovely tree and I like the look of the inukshuk with the long shadows in the snow. I'm glad to read you'll return in other seasons.

  25. I am enjoying your snow photos, love the shadows on the snow.

  26. I have to say that the gate image is my favourite image in this posting.
    The snow is pretty, but the gate is just beautiful.
    GOD PÅSKE / Happy Easter to YOU.

  27. It is a nice tree. But so much snow!

  28. Loved that second picture of the tree. Awesome.

  29. @Beth: thank you.

    @Kay: I like visiting there. I haven't been there during this past winter, but should get up in May.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Gunn: it's a good gate.

    @Cheryl: snow's a good thing.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Whisk: so do I.