Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Autumn And The Falls

This is a view of fall colours along Sussex Drive, taken from near the French embassy in New Edinburgh. You might notice the presence of the French flag hanging from a streetlight here- the French PM was making an official visit some days after I was here. On such occasions, Canadian and national flags are hung up in pairs along Confederation Boulevard, the official designation of a number of streets, including Sussex, that link major sites in the capital.

Here are views of the embassy itself, with fall colours on full display.

Next to the embassy, and where New Edinburgh ends, is the parkland around Rideau Falls, where the Rideau River spills into the Ottawa River in two branches. This is the east branch.

Across the Ottawa River is Gatineau, Quebec, dressed in fall colours. I have more from here for the next couple of days. To my American readers- get out and vote. On behalf of much of the rest of the world, we're all counting on you to do the right thing in regards to the Infernal Combover. And I'll use some British slang: tell that self absorbed prat, wanker, and bloody git to sod off.


  1. These shots are the calm, tranquil, palate cleansing views I will return to when the election results heat up. Please teach us some more British slang!


  2. Beautiful and colourful photos of fall. I enjoyed the waterfall too!

  3. Belas fotografias e gostei daquelas árvores.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

  4. Ottawa is such a beautiful, graceful, city. At least, it is judged by your photos, William. Incidentally, I don't think you should hold back on your views of the US Presidential Election... :-)

  5. love the waterfalls. or water features. nice!! relaxing. ( ;

  6. @Tomas: thanks!

    @Janis: the slang applies to him.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Nancy: it is such a pretty waterfall.

    @Karl: defintely.

    @Marleen: I agree.

    @Summer: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Mike: I really do despise that man.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Tex: they are.

  7. This is such a beautiful time of year in your part of the world.

  8. Wonderful views across the river William. Must admit I'm very nervous about the whole election thing 😑

  9. Incredibly smooth water above the falls and a knife like lip. In other words, you don't like Trump!!!

  10. Thanks for the serenity and invigoration

  11. Wonderful fall colours under the clear blue sky again, William. But living in a rather flat country I mostlty like your pictures of the falls. :-)

  12. These photos show an incredibly beautiful place, especially those waterfalls. Autumn really blesses Ottawa and surrounding areas.

    And yes, we are hoping for the best results today. I just cannot conceive of anything else.

  13. @Sharon: fall does really well in this area.

    @Grace: fingers crossed!

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Red: is it obvious?

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Jan: it's beautiful terrain up here, really shaped by time.

    @Lowell: neither can most of the world. How that man got this far is an abomination. I'm looking forward to his epic meltdown when things don't go his way.

  14. You are having a fantastic fall season! Enjoy it while you can.

  15. What a beautiful fall day that was, William!

  16. Lots of intense colours now. The falls are so pretty!

  17. Infernal Combover. Ha! Only another hour and a half before the polls start closing and the results start pouring in.

  18. I was about to start humming La Marseillaise until you changed to the U.S. election!

  19. @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Halcyon: I have been!

    @RedPat: it was.

    @Wendy: it was quite an extended fall season.

    @Revrunner: I've also taken to calling him The Sneer.

    @Catalyst: a bit of an odd comparison, I know...

  20. The falls are glorious as are your nonstop autumn colors.
    The Orange One cannot disappear soon enough for me.

  21. I usually love red...but don't care to see my tellie light up red tonight.

  22. Your British slang sounds very much like Aussie slang. :D As you know I love Autumn colours but am hoping for less red. :)

  23. Sorry our system let you down! Your falls are beautiful!

  24. Those waterfalls are wonderful. I would visit there often.

  25. @Mari: definitely!

    @Kay: if only the Orange One would go away!

    @Janey: unfortunately things didn't go that way in 2016. Hopefully the prick is gone before 2020.

    @Norma: thank you.

    @Debs: I like Brit slang.

    @Linda: alas, at least it's an object lesson.

    @Jack: I enjoy visiting them.