Saturday, November 12, 2016

Along The Lake

In October one afternoon I took a walk around Dow's Lake to the Arboretum, starting at the flowerbeds at the south end of Commissioners Park, with homes in the background. Tulips can be found in these flowerbeds in May for the Tulip Festival, and the rest of the growing season, other plants are here. A few days after I took these shots, these flowers were taken out and the bulbs placed for next year's tulip displays. 


The fall colours in the park were pretty.


After leaving the park, I headed over to the west side of Dow's Lake, which is occupied by the Arboretum. It's actually all part of the Experimental Farm, and home to a wealth of different trees. I have more from here over the next three days.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful, William, I especially love #1 and #5!

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  2. Today's photos are show stoppers. I hope you soak up every ounce of fall that is left this weekend. Winter is knocking.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. Wow! Beautiful flowers and fall colours. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. A wealth of magical colour in that first flower bed. Love all the street colours of leaves and plants in these photos.

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  5. Such beautiful scenes around the city. The first image is a stunner with all that colour.

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  6. We can't have enough of these Autumn colours. Love the close up of the leaves.

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  7. I remember your posts about the tulip festival. Seems the Fall foliage with it's warm colors has it's own beauty.

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  8. so rich and super awesome fall colors. neat shadows too. happy weekend!! enjoy all the moments. ( ;

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  9. Great color and light. Great to see yOU!

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  10. @Linda: thanks!

    @Janis: strangely we still have some fall colours lingering.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Gemma: so do I.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Marleen: as did I.

    @Janey: yes it does.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Tex: definitely.

    @Clloudia: thanks!

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  11. Wonderful shots again, William.
    Looking at your photos it must be a very sunny fall in Ottawa. :-)

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  12. Arboretums are a favorite if mine. You picked a good place to go for fall colors.

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  13. What a glorious array of flora and colors! Super shots, William.

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  14. Beautiful October autumn colours William.. am looking forward to seeing your winter shot too!

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  15. I'm never going to tire of seeing the fall colors!

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  16. @Jan: we've had periods of sun, and then grey days.

    @Sharon: they certainly are.

    @Red: you'd enjoy walking here.

    @Lowell: thank you!

    @Grace: winter's coming.

    @Norma: I still have a lot to come.

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  17. William, I didn't realize you were that tall. ;^/

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  18. Autumn is really beautiful. And your shadow very nice.

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  19. Beautiful colors. I know. It's been said, but it bears repeating.

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  20. All that beautiful color and a selfie to boot. Doesn't get much better!

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  21. Something about autumn colors seems so happy, even though they are followed by winter.

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  22. Sehr schöne Herbstfarben.

    Noke

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  23. What a nice and colourful posting.
    Enjoy the season, blue sky and sunshine!

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  24. Some really wonderful and colorful plantings here. It is a part of your city well worth visiting again and again.

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  25. Beautiful flowers and fall colours !

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