Wednesday, November 1, 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Rock 'N Roll

The first day of each month is a theme day for City Daily Photo, and this month, the theme happens to be Rock 'N Roll. Check out how other members are taking on this theme at this link.

These first shots all date to Good Friday this past April. I was in the Vanier area visiting two large cemeteries. In between them was Richelieu Park, formerly home to a priest's order, now a heavily wooded property belonging to the city and housing a local museum, community centre, and library branch. There were some large boulders and flat stones that stood out in in the spring woods.

This rock wall was a short distance away from the park. Above this spot is the driveway into Beechwood National Cemetery, which is a neighbour to Richelieu Park.

These I took in late April in the Glebe, where in Central Park, these small blue flowers were blossoming among the rocks on the slope.

This one was taken during the Tulip Festival in May, when I visited Rideau Hall. I took a shot of these tulips from one perspective, and chose another for this theme because of the nearby rock, which carries a plaque commemorating a former Governor General, Lord Monck.

For the other kind of rock, I have this view from the Glowfair event in June, where a stage had been set up on Bank Street for the annual street fair, with a DJ playing electronic house music for the crowd.


  1. Good job! Rockin' and rollin'!

  2. Great shots; but I'm looking for something with cheese in it.

  3. So clever with the rocks. I would like to hike there!


  4. I like the photos with the rocks and the small blue flowers.

  5. Hello, clever post. The rock are rolling, love the flowers. Have a happy Wednesday!

  6. @Whisk: I should have photographed dinner rolls.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Mike: cheese?

    @Janis: that park was a nice one.

    @Marleen: me too.

    @Marianne: indeed!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: I thought so!

  7. Good one William! I must admit to having similar "rock" thoughts for this theme. I just couldn't figure out the "roll" part.

  8. I wouldn't want those first kinds of rock to get the idea they needed to roll down the hill! :)

  9. some 1 has a sense of humor!! cute!! gorgeous blooms. ( ;

  10. Good one with rocks. Too bad you couldn't find a rock rolling down hill. I could have pushed a rock for you!

  11. Beautiful nature shots and night shots ~ ^_^

    Light and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. @Francisco: thanks!

    @Sharon: had it not been for that music set, I might have photographed dinner rolls in a bakery!

    @Lowell: I imagine those rocks have been there since the ice age dropped them off.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Red: hah!

    @Carol: thanks!

  13. Those were lovely wee blue flowers among the rocks!

  14. Interesting article here about Ottawa's geology:

  15. Rocks rolling in to their spaces and rollers dancing the night away. Nice interpretation, William.

  16. Good one for the theme, William!

  17. I'm partial to the rocks. I love those photos. I like quiet nature more than loud rock.

  18. Wonderful interpretation of Rock 'n Roll.

  19. @Stuart: definitely!

    @Christine: they don't last long, but they're a cheerful sight after a long winter.

    @Revrunner: thanks for the link!

    @Bill: thanks!

    @RedPat: I thought so!

    @Barbara: from what I've seen of the theme day thus far, most people have gone for the music!

    @Jan: thanks!

  20. Uh, I guess there are rocks and there is Rock!

  21. Yep, like minds think alike. Great photos of rocks that must have rolled in at some time long ago.

  22. The little blue flowers are scilla, I believe.

  23. Looks like a fun ending to a lovely day.

  24. Oh! I didn’t expect those rocks for the theme, but they are perfect :-) Love the photo of tulips from the festival!

  25. Pretty flowers to cheer up the rocks!

  26. Nice way to interpret this month's theme!

  27. Love the way you put this together. Fun to have another look at your beautiful tulips too.

  28. @Mari: quite a difference between them!

    @Susan: at least ten thousand years!

    @Shammickite: that's what it's called!

    @Denise: indeed!

    @Tamago: I couldn't resist the tulips!

    @Nancy: definitely!

    @Lois: thanks!

    @Lauren: thank you!

  29. Like how you've presented this theme William ...

    All the best Jan

  30. Nice pictures. The blue flowers are "spring beauties". We see them in our woods and forests too.

  31. Funny interpretation. Good pictures.

  32. @Jan: thanks!

    @Jennifer: it was.

    @Eve: in more ways than one!

    @Lorelei: they're only around a few days, but they are a cheerful sight.

    @Klara: thank you!