Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I am returning today for a few posts on fall colours, taken back in October. This first view looks east from the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal one day, while the second shot looks west on another day. There has been ice already on the Canal in more recent days.

These three shots are all at different spots in the downtown core.

This statue of Mary stands outside St. Patrick's Basilica downtown, and stood out nicely against the fall colours in the background as I walked by early one morning.

This tree was in mid-colour changing in the Glebe when I passed through one gloomy day.

Further south in the Glebe, I came across this grand fellow, who I've featured once before. Harry is a very friendly kitty, with fur matching the fall colours in his neighbourhood. I would also refer to him as King Harry, Lord Over All He Surveys, Vanquisher Of The Red Dot, And Possessor Of The Almighty Purr.

This tree was across the street from King Harry, with its colours at full peak.

This I took outside the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library, where ivy was changing colour on the wall.

And this view was in Old Ottawa South.


  1. Love the fall colours, even the cat has the same colour :)

  2. meow! too cute. love all the fall colors, even the now famous fall cat. ( ;

  3. hello, harry the kitty is cute. I love the Autumn trees and colors. Have a great day!

  4. Lots of really beautiful autumn shots, William. Ice already? Yikes. My favorite photos here are of King Harry. I'd like to crown him for my kitty court!

  5. nice to see some colors still hanging in there!

  6. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marianne: they did match up!

    @Beth: definitely cute!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Lowell: ice and snow. Though the temperatures went above freezing yesterday afternoon, so both have taken a beating.

    @Tom: most of them are down now. Our peak colours were about a month ago.

  7. The tree colours are wonderful! Here we can still enjoy them.

  8. Lots of vivid fall colour there and what a pleasure to meet King Harry!

  9. Yes Harry, lord over all that he surveys ☺ fits in this post perfectly William.. you can't go wrong with glorious autumn colours!

  10. Wonderful Autumn photography ~ of course, my favorite is King Henry ^_^

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  11. I love the fall colours, William.

  12. You found some gorgeous trees. And, King Harry is always a welcome sight. I love all those "royal" names.

  13. @Marleen: most of our leaves went down around early in the month, but some are still clinging.

    @Christine: Harry just loves attention. I expect everyone in his neighbourhood knows him.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Carol: he rules!

    @Karl: so do I.

    @Sharon: they fit him!

  14. I can almost count the leaves that remain on our trees after the past couple of windy days, which is a lot more than I can say about the leaves now on the ground.

  15. It is a visually beautiful time of year!

  16. Fall colours are lovely; cute cat too. We'd call him a 'marmalade', after the orange preserve that is that colour.

  17. That second shot of the Rideau Canal is wonderful with the lovely fall colours reflected in the living mirror.

  18. Beautiful images of autumn are always a joy to see. I love how cats can accumulate different names or versions of their name as they get older.

  19. Great pictures of the fall colors, William. And of course of that beautiful cat, King Harry.

  20. @Revrunner: we lost a good many in a high wind and snow evening a couple of weeks back.

    @RedPat: it really is.

    @Jenny: a good description for a cat like him!

    @Jan: I've got more Canal shots to come, but this is still at seasonal capacity. They've lowered the water levels after I took these.

    @Bill: the titles certainly fit him.

    @Catalyst: he is quite regal.

  21. It's always nice to be reminded of fall colors.

  22. So nice to see the Autumn shades in your photographs - and the cat fits in well!

    All the best Jan

  23. Pretty colors! And ice! I'll bet that gladdens your heart. Soon you will have snow, William.

  24. I love the fall colors...including that adorable kitty!

  25. Good pictures. Lovely colours, including Almighty Putt.

  26. @Red: indeed.

    @Jan: definitely!

    @Mari: that they are.

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Norma: Harry's much too cute.

    @Klara: thank you!