Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Marching In Green

First, I have indeed switched out my header image for a spring like shot, even though as of the time I wrote this last evening, it was snowing heavily. It's a shot from the Tulip Festival last May.

The St. Patrick's parade was held last Saturday here in Ottawa. It was a particularly cold day as the parade went along a route that started at City Hall and ended at Lansdowne. I went along the route, photographing at various spots, mostly where there weren't onlookers. It started out with flags and bagpipes. I have more from this over the next two days.

28 comments:

  1. Very nice procession, William! I love the horses.

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  2. Paddy's Day. I must remember that when we have our St Patrick's Day.

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  3. By the header image, already it is noticed that we are going to enter in spring.
    Very good shots !

    Tomás.

    Tomás

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  4. Love the old cart in your parade and the floats are creative. Finally, your tulip header looks stunning.

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  5. ...our St Patty's Day parade was last Saturday in a snow storm and it is still snow. Keep your flowers coming, please.

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  6. Love your header and the parades.

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  7. hey, it is time to change the header. nice!! love the horses and green St. Patrick's day parade. so fun!! ( ;

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  8. I like the old cart and the horses in your parade.
    Nice header, love the tulips !

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  9. Awesome new header! We don't have a tradition of St. Patrick's day parades. we are missing something.

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  10. I like the new header! I can't believe there aren't any crowds for this parade. That seems so unusual.

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  11. @Linda: they were big horses!

    @Andrew: it's a big day here.

    @Tomas: spring feels a long way off today!

    @Gemma: I figured the middle of March was a good time to start a spring header. I did have a devil of a time narrowing down which one I wanted though- I went through several tulip headers before going with this one.

    @Revrunner: I expect this year they might be a bit late.

    @Tom: come May and early June, I've got an overdose of tulips each year in this blog.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Cloudia: indeed.

    @Red: there are a lot of Irish descendants spread through the Ottawa Valley.

    @Sharon: well, it was a very cold day, which might have kept the numbers down, but I noticed a good many people watching from apartment windows and inside the stores along the route, and I tended to photograph where there were gaps anyway.

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  12. Love the horses and carriage. And the tulips as well! :)

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  13. Lovely header. Nice parade with floats, carts and horses.

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  14. The header is gorgeous William, I'm looking forward to your spring tulip shots. The horses in the parade are always my favourite part!
    P.s. it's a good thing you like snow so much ☺

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  15. Good captures. #5 is #1 for me. Cute horses.

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  16. Nice shots of parade.
    Your header is very beautiful.

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  17. Clydesdales...they're actually from Scotland!

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  18. I absolutely love your new header, William!!! The pond, the Canada geese, the tulips! :)

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  19. Our parade is this Sunday when hopefully it will be a bit warmer than today!

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  20. Your header is beautifully hopeful. So's the parade. Not too many people out watching it, methinks. I wonder what ol' St. Pat would think of all this folderol? Wouldn't it be funny if someone proved that St. Pat was a teetotaler?

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  21. Love a parade; Clydesdales and all!

    Janis
    GDP

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  22. @Marleen: thanks!

    @Nancy: it was fun to watch, but oh so cold!

    @Grace: spring seems a long way off today. It's still snowing!

    @Klara: they're quite a formidable pair.

    @Orvokki: thank you!

    @Norma: they're big horses!

    @Linda: it took a bit of time to choose! I went through several before I chose that.

    @RedPat: it's still cold here!

    @Lowell: a lot of people tended to watch from indoors, it was that cold.

    @Janis: the horses definitely impressed me.

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  23. I do like your header photo showing all of the tulips.

    Parades are great fun to see, it looks very colourful.
    I especially like the big horses.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Nice parade. Sorry it is so cold. we are warm--50sF here and rainy of course.
    MB

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  25. Love those draft horses! And some of them may be smiling but based on the way they're dressed those people look very cold.

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  26. Very nice pictures of the parade William. Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

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