It's time for some fall shots. I was down in Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake late in the afternoon on the last day of September. The lake is formed here as part of the Rideau Canal, and the park's flowerbeds are a prime spot for the Tulip Festival in May. The rest of the growing season, plants and flowers are placed there that last into October. By now they're either removed or in the process of being removed so that tulip bulbs have the soil over the winter.
This tree was getting its fall colors underway.
Here we have the lake itself, with Carleton's campus and the Arboretum in the background. A nice spot to sit for awhile.
Wonderful post and the last photo is brilliant.ReplyDelete
I have a chair, really two just outside my studio door just like this. I like sitting in there and looking at my view just like in your photo.
Now mandibles and I play fetch there also.
That last shot says it all. I'm ready to take a seat!ReplyDelete
Um belo e bem cuidado jardim.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
...enjoy it while it lasts.ReplyDelete
Love the photos. The do evoke a sense of getting colder!ReplyDelete
You still have some flowers in the parks.ReplyDelete
Hello, gorgeous flowers and plants. I like the view from the chair in the last photo. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
The season is well on the way to changing here, and getting colderReplyDelete
I love fall colours but we don't have it here!ReplyDelete
@Parsnip: there are several of these chairs there.ReplyDelete
@Kay: I know the feeling.
@Tom: winter is coming.
@Janis: the nights are colder.
@Marianne: most are done now.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Bill: it's the same here.
@Nancy: it's been late here.
That chair is really in the right place !ReplyDelete
Although the colors and the light can be beautiful in October and November, fall isn't my favourite season.ReplyDelete
It is sad to see the floors leaving us.ReplyDelete
I like fall the best of all seasons.ReplyDelete
I agree with all those who lauded the last shot and the chair. But the flora is very similar to our flora here. Of course, our flora was just planted with the intention of lasting for a month or two or three... :)ReplyDelete
@Karl: it certainly is!ReplyDelete
@Jan: winter is mine!
@RedPat: the flowers held on quite awhile this year.
@Red: it is a wonderful season.
@Lowell: whoever takes care of the gardens do a beautiful job.
Those all look like a great late summer arrangement.ReplyDelete
The chair looks inviting, but I suppose it won't be long before that would be a pretty chilly place to sit.ReplyDelete
gorgeous blooms. the last shot steals the show for me though. lovely!ReplyDelete
everything looks great! ( ;
Lovely fall photos! I wish I was sitting in that chair.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos as always, William. The little tree over our birdbath is changing color a bit but mostly just dropping leaves.ReplyDelete
All the purple blooms -- my favorites! And that last photo is the best. I could sit in that chair for hours and just relax.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, William. Take a seat and enjoy the scenery, it's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: and the light was just right that day.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: it might well be that case right now.
@Beth: it's the ideal spot. They have several chairs there during the season.
@Catalyst: we've got a lot of leaves changing. I think I'm done with the fall photography, but you never know!
@Sharon: these gardens really look good come September.
@Bill: it certainly is.
Lovely colors---don't ya just love fallReplyDelete
The flowers are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
It is mind boggling to think of the many hours it must take to change those seasonal displays. It certainly would be very pleasant to sit in that chair and look across the river. Great photos!ReplyDelete
That chair really does look inviting. What a beautiful place to take a stroll in. With a camera of course!ReplyDelete
Great colors! The last shot is stunning!ReplyDelete
Great poignant series and final shot, WilliamReplyDelete
Lovely integration of the seasons ~ lovely photography ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
Love and light,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Chair is in a perfect spot. Beautiful photosReplyDelete
Seasons are so beautiful in your pictures.ReplyDelete
@MB: I do!ReplyDelete
@Mari: I think so.
@Denise: it's a lot of work.
@Linda: I agree.
@Cloudia: thank you.
@Maywyn: it is a great location.