The first day of the month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for April, that theme is Wet. You can see how others are taking on this theme here.
Winterlude is a major festival in February here in Ottawa and Gatineau. It includes the carving of ice sculptures, such as in Confederation Park. This small one was carved on the last day of the festival, on February 20th, which happened to have temperatures above the freezing mark. The sculpture, freshly carved, was melting, as you can see on the concrete beneath it.
A few days ago I featured a shot of the Bytown Museum from the side as part of another series. There was an ice sculpture standing before it, and this is it.
I thought snow melting in general fit this theme well. This is Central Park in the Glebe, with views west and east. When I took these shots, the snow was starting to give way, and pools of water can be glimpsed amid the snow.
The series I featured some days ago was on Crashed Ice, an event held here at the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal involving fast paced downhill ice cross skating. A course had been erected on temporary scaffolding along the locks, and on the evening I attended the event, I passed beneath the course, via a staircase that descended into one of the locks. I took several pics, liking the sci-fi mood of the light and scaffolding over the water passing at the base of the lock.
Melting snow coming off of the National War Memorial made for a good wet photo.
I was up on Nepean Point in the middle of March. This shot looks down to the Ottawa River below the heights, part of it clear of ice.
Still, winter does have a way of sticking around here. This dates to March 24th, when fresh snow was falling.
I finish with this shot from three days ago. Crossing the Rideau Canal at the Bronson Avenue Bridge, I saw a mix of open water and ice to the east.