Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Winter Into Spring

Today I am starting a few days of comparative shots in places, from winter to spring. Central Park is found in the Glebe, a low lying stretch of parkland that I often pass by. I decided to show views of it over time as winter shifted into spring. I photographed from Bank Street, which passes through here.  In each case, I'm showing views looking east, and then west. This first pair was at the end of January.

Here we have February views.

These were taken in late March. Note the dogs and their humans in the west stretch. It's quite common to see that in both sections of the park.

These were taken last weekend. We'd had a freezing rain spell some days before, but this day was mild and sunny, and the park looked quite different from its March appearance. It is typical to see pools of meltwater over in the west section in spring. Last year, with the excessive amount of rain we had in late April and into May, the meltwater ranged through a good part of the west section.


  1. What a difference a few weeks can make - it looks as if Spring has now sprung in Ottawa.

  2. Spring looks much more inviting than does winter. And this place would be great for biking or hiking during the spring and summer!

  3. At last some green in nature for you to see.

  4. In North Carolina, spring keeps "restarting." I hope, for you, once its spring, it is spring.


  5. Like magic, it is gone. If only...

  6. Slowly the temperatures are rising and after some time green and other colors will return.

  7. @Rosemary: I think we've seen the last snowfall until October or November.

    @Lowell: it's a pleasant park.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Marianne: it'll be a week or two before the grass starts to green up, but some of those little flowers are starting to show.

    @Janis: it seems to be now.

    @Beth: it took quite awhile this year!

    @Marie: we shall see. It feels like it's done. If any snow happens to fall now, the ground is too warm to let it stay.

    @Jan: yes, everything comes in phases.

    @Tom: it is!

  8. Comparisons are interesting. It makes us look much closer at the photo.

  9. Winter was certainly beautiful but I much prefer the warmth of spring! I'm glad your snow has finally melted, William.

  10. An interesting progression into spring!

  11. I am sure everyone is looking forward to spring!

  12. At last the snow has gone! I know you love the snow William but you must be a little bit pleased with the warmer weather oui 😀

  13. @Red: that's true.

    @Jeanie: yes, about the only snow left now here is in very shaded areas, and I imagine in a week, that should be gone.

    @Sharon: it's an ideal setting for comparisons. I seem to do this with this park each year.

    @Nancy: it was a long winter!

    @Grace: oh, the snow will be back, hopefully by September!

  14. Soon it will be all green and lovely!
    : )

  15. WOW ! what a difference a week or two can do of sun and warm air . Glad spring has sprung your way up there now ! Lovely photos !

  16. I like this kind of series. Well done, William!

  17. There's no stopping Spring now. A wonderful set of photos, William.

  18. Bring on that spring weather.

  19. How nice to see all the different shots of the same place. Great photos.

  20. You're finally snow-free?

    We have tulips! Spring has finally defeated winter like the Avengers and Guardians will defeat Thanos!

  21. Comparative shots - what a good idea.
    Lovely to see all of these photographs.

    Good to see most of your snow has gone.

    All the best Jan

  22. @Catarina: sooner or later!

    @Cloudia: a pleasure to show.

    @Gunn: and rain today.

    @Country Gal: thanks!

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Andy: it finally settled in.

    @Happyone: thank you.

    @Norma: hah!

    @Jan: what's left is in the shadows.

  23. It looks like spring is making its way to Ottawa.

  24. I enjoy comparative shots! Beautiful sceneries for each time of the year :-)

  25. Lovely to see the different seasons. Thankful you are seeing signs of spring now!

  26. Lovely wintry photography ~

    Happy Days to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  27. I hope it'll be more and more green every day in Ottawa.

  28. It's always see how the winter go away and summer comes.
    And every day is more green (as we can see too).

  29. These posts are a lot of work. Good job.

  30. @Kay: it does take its time doing so.

    @Tamago: thank you.

    @Anonymous: thanks.

    @Stefan: it's good to do.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Mari: indeed.

    @Klara: this year it is.

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Jennifer: thanks!