Wednesday, October 23, 2019


I left off in a post two days ago with a photograph taken in Little Italy one day. On the same day, these shots and those to come over the next two posts were taken. This view is at Carling Avenue at the south end of Little Italy, with fall colours across the street.

I headed over to Commissioners Park, which flanks the north and east side of Dow's Lake. The lake is a reservoir for the Rideau Canal. The flowerbeds here are filled with tulips in May. Afterwards plants that last into the fall replace them until it comes time to start putting in the bulbs in October. Some of the beds were already in the process of that happening.

Here we have a view of the lake itself. The Arboretum and the campus at Carleton University can be seen in the background; the Canal waterway lies between them.

I kept to the path along the lake for this part of my walk.

Once in awhile I like to incorporate these Muskoka chairs into a lakeside view.

For today I finish off with this view looking across at Carleton University.


  1. I can tell you had a fabulous day!

  2. We called those Adirondack chairs. ;-)

  3. If I were in Ottawa, I'd want to spend time in little Italy. Of course I'm thinking about great food!


  4. Autumn is a good season for photos!

  5. Hello, pretty views of the lake and the fall trees. Wishing you a happy day!

  6. @Catarina: it was a pleasant walk.

    @Linda: that I have heard.

    @Iris: that it is.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Agnes: thank you.

    @Janis: I love the food there.

    @Marianne: it is indeed.

    @Eileen: thank you.

  7. Muskoka chairs are known as Adirondack chairs south of the border. i wonder who copied whom?

  8. i wanna sit in those chairs. hey, i am curious ... I see David's comment, aren't those chairs named after the Adirondack mtns? maybe i am wrong? i'll google it?? have a nice one! ( ;
    yep, i just looked it up ... so right.

  9. I enjoy following you on your walks through your photos. Beautiful scenery.

  10. ...I claim one of those chairs overlooking the lake!

  11. Lovely fall colors and a very nice walk indeed. :-)

  12. Love those Adirondack chairs by the lake. Very peaceful.

  13. Beautiful views alongside and over the lake William, autumn colour is fabulous 🍁

  14. Sitting in those chairs enjoying the view sounds good to me!

  15. I can imagine a rest in those chairs by the lake!

  16. You can definitely see fall showing it's colors on that walk along the lake.

  17. William - what a lovely place for a walk! The autumn colors add to the spectacular scenery. Gorgeous!!!

  18. The trees look fantastic by the lake.

  19. Such a lovely walk, and I do like the Muskoka chairs.

    Enjoy the rest of your week William.

    All the best Jan

  20. @David: by either name, they're good chairs.

    @Beth: that's correct.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Tom: it's a great spot to sit.

    @DJan: it certainly is that.

    @Jeanie: very much so.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @RedPat: it's a good spot for it.

    @Magiceye: thanks!

    @Barbara: thank you.

    @Marie: I've done so.

    @Sharon: that it's doing.

    @Angie: thank you!

    @Anvilcloud: it really is.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Bill: they do!

    @Jan: my week is slowly getting better.

    @Jan: so do I.

  21. Those chairs are calling. I'd love to take a seat and enjoy your autumn views.

  22. Muskoka chairs. Adirondack chairs. Hmmm. We have one that my wife's father made many decades ago. I guess it's a Welland chair. I'd love to see the second shot at dusk with the walkway lamps lit. Oh heck, since I'm dreaming, throw in a strolling couple. Looks like a lovely park.

  23. Those chairs are known in Finland too.

  24. wonderful autumn lakeside photos ^_^

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  25. @Kay: they're good chairs.

    @Rockinon: I've always liked that kind of chair.

    @Italiafinlandia: that isn't a surprise.

    @Carol: thank you. I find myself wondering, with the problems we've seen for the last few months on Blogger in terms of actual comments ending up in the spam folders, how far back it really goes.