Saturday, October 28, 2017

Crisp Air In The National Capital

Large pumpkins can always be counted on to be found in the Byward Market each October. This one weighs nearly a thousand pounds.


This tree was showing off in Centretown.


These I came across while in the area of the War Museum one evening.


I found these ivy leaves changing colours on one of the buildings at the University of Ottawa.


On Thanksgiving weekend, I paid a visit to Laurier House in the Sandy Hill area before the building closed up for the season. This view from the Visitor Center included some fall colours. I will feature another look inside the house down the line.


A short walk away I passed by this home, which houses the Croatian Embassy. 


These I came across in the New Edinburgh area. I was here to see Rideau Hall again, which we'll look at in the next couple of posts.


After visiting the Hall, I headed across the Ottawa River to Gatineau. This boardwalk pathway is on the shoreline on the south side of Jacques Cartier Park. 


This was elsewhere in the park, where I had stopped to take in MosaiCanada again. You can see one of the topiary sculptures- this one about the First Nations perspective on the creation of the world- among the fall colours in the final shot. I will have another series from that after the beginning of November.

31 comments:

  1. It looks like you're ramping up for a glorious autumn. Things are looking beautiful.

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  2. I always like the changing of the seasons and the coloured trees.

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  3. ...you are coloring up nicely!

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  4. Just love the colours you get over there. And that topiary is astonishing!

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  5. Ah, I love them. It just keeps going on!
    Although, our trees are nearly down.

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  6. Wow, what a large pumpkin. And your autumn colors are beautiful.

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  7. @Kay: it took quite awhile to get going.

    @Marianne: so do I.

    @Marleen: yes it is.

    @Tom: at last!

    @Mike: it is!

    @Jan: it is quite a process to grow them.

    @Jennifer: many of ours are losing leaves now.

    @Jo: thanks!

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  8. I love your leafy Fall streets, William

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  9. It feels like we aren't having the normal colourful autumn but you have found some beauties!

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  10. Interesting that when you show the reds side by side, the shades are all a bit different.

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  11. Hello, I love that big pumpkin. Pretty Autumn leaves and colors. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Lots of fall colours around now. You have such nice areas to walk through even in town. It's taken a long time for the weather and the trees to get in sync here, but finally the trees are turning. Too bad it's a rainy day ... and so dark!
    Wendy

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  13. @Cloudia: we've got a lot of fallen leaves now.

    @RedPat: when they started turning, they started really turning, but we've still got some green about.

    @Red: that's true, especially with some types of trees or bushes.

    @Eileen: whoever grew that pumpkin knew what they were doing.

    @Wendy: that visit over into Gatineau was on a bleak day, but still worth the walk.

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  14. You do have some beautiful trees and other flora. The person next to the big pumpkin looks a bit like a bumpkin!

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  15. A bit too much pumpkin for me.

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  16. Fall is looking very pretty in your city.

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  17. Your Autumn photos are wonderful and the large pumpkin impressive. For the first time at one of our local supermarkets, I saw giant pumpkins for sale.

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  18. Schöne Bilder vom Herbst ein sehr großer Kürbis.

    Noke

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  19. Beautiful colours have finally arrived. Fall is looking grand!

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  20. @Lowell: thanks!

    @Revrunner: serious amounts of pumpkin!

    @Nancy: we've got a lot of colour.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Sharon: it is, after taking its time!

    @Denise: I'm not sure the really big ones are edible!

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Bill: it is indeed.

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  21. You've captured the prettiest colours of autumn around Ottawa.

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  22. Walking in neighborhoods is aa good as a walk in the forest during autumn.

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  23. Once again gorgeous flowers on great photos.

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  24. More love Autumn photos ~ beauty of nature ~ ^_^

    Love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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  25. i love all the fall colors and the story book home. all that gorgeous trim. ( ;

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  26. @Christine: thanks!

    @Maywyn: it is indeed.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Beth: so do I.

    @Klara: definitely!

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