The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the first day of April, the theme is The Beauty of Simplicity. This theme was chosen by Karl, who posts from the beautiful mountainous area of Bolzano. You can see how other photographers are interpreting the theme here.
My take on this theme? The best season of the year: winter. (I can just imagine some of my readers wanting my head on a pike). Winter and snow are beautiful things, and these shots, taken in late February and early March here certainly feel that way. These first shots are in Dundonald Park during and after one of our snowfalls.
And perhaps beauty can be found in snow, freshly glazed with freezing rain.
Or in snowdrifts on the Rideau Canal, where just a week or two earlier, skaters were skating. It looks very different now, as much of the ice is gone here.
I finish with this shot, taken a few minutes walk from the above shot on another day, over the Rideau River itself, with late afternoon sun. Open water was working its way through the ice on the river.