The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for February, that theme is White. You can see how others are interpreting this theme here.
For myself, the theme means the best weather you can have- the snow of winter. And so that's my take on this theme. I start off with this view of Centre Block on Parliament Hill taken on a sunny day in January, with snow covering the lawn on other side of the approach.
My walk from here took me west to my next destination, where I found a snowman out on the snowy lawn.
That destination was the Supreme Court of Canada, an Art Deco masterpiece that stands to the west of the Parliamentary precinct.
The only other added item on the front lawn of the Court is a statue, looking quite chilly in the snow. This is a statue of Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister from 1948-57. His placement here is deliberate- he was a lawyer for much of his career, and had he not gone into politics first as Justice Minister to Mackenzie King, he might well have ended up a Justice in the Supreme Court.
Beyond the Court, my path took me towards the Portage Bridge for another in my occasional posts of the view of the Ottawa River from there, which will be coming in March. Before I got there, I took this view of Richmond Landing, which ascends up from the Ottawa River, seen along with the city of Gatineau on the far shore.
Carrying along with my walk, I took in this view of Victoria Island, one of the islands that occupies this stretch of the Ottawa River between the two cities.
Coming back, I photographed this view of the snow and shadow, drawn to the textures of newly fallen snow.
On another day, I photographed this view in the Glebe. Central Park is near the north end of the neighbourhood, and popular with dog walkers. This view looks west from Bank Street. I will be featuring this park in a comparative winter to spring post sometime in April.
We've had a lot of snow here thus far this winter. Here we have some snowy streets during snowfalls. These spots are all downtown, taken on two different days. The first pair were on one day.
Some days later I took these two shots, a few metres away from each other.
I'm ending with a different kind of white- albeit one surrounded by snow regardless. This is the poster for a theatrical production currently underway at the National Arts Centre. It features a bride all dressed in white as the focus of the poster.