These shots are from early September. I was last up around Strathcona Park in the Sandy Hill area back in June while in the area for Doors Open; you might remember this fountain from one of the entrances into the park. In the second shot, the house at the left contains a restaurant and French cuisine school, Le Cordon Bleu, which is a regular part of Doors Open. I missed that this year, and will have to remedy that next year.
It had, however, been quite awhile since I'd been down in the park itself, and on this particular gloomy day, being in the area and having some spare time, I went down the stairs to pay a visit.
This squirrel was busy digging around in the grass.
The park runs along the west shore of the Rideau River here as it runs towards its end at the Ottawa River. The Vanier area is across the river.
Upstream from here, the bridge you see here is a relatively recent addition, a pedestrian bridge linking the two neighbourhoods.
I have more from the park tomorrow.