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.


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

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

  3. are coloring up nicely!

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

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

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

  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!

  8. I love your leafy Fall streets, William

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

  15. Fall is looking very pretty in your city.

  16. 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.

  17. Schöne Bilder vom Herbst ein sehr großer Kürbis.


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

  19. @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.

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

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

  22. Once again gorgeous flowers on great photos.

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

    Love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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

  25. @Christine: thanks!

    @Maywyn: it is indeed.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Beth: so do I.

    @Klara: definitely!