I have some random shots today. The main farmers market takes place each Sunday at Lansdowne Park. One day early in August, an event going on around the usual spot meant that the market moved its location to a stretch along the west end of the stadium.
For a couple of years, the old main post office on Sparks Street has been undergoing refurbishment work, and so has been under scaffolding. Wooden shelters sealed up the lions that stand outside each entrance. In early August I photographed one of them, back out in the open after far too long.
I was crossing the Mackenzie King Bridge over the Rideau Canal downtown one day in August when this boat caught my eye.
One August evening, I was descending into Confederation Park. The last light of day was illuminating the cloud deck above City Hall.
On another August day I was heading along the Portage Bridge to photograph the view downstream from here on the Ottawa River. A large tent structure had been erected on the Gatineau shore. Cirque du Soleil was putting on a production of Alegria here during the month.
Sunflowers are a common sight here in August and September. The gardens outside the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library always gets some good ones. I took these in late August.
This September shot in Major's Hill Park features the statue of Colonel John By, the man who led the building of the Rideau Canal. The floral arrangements are quite different from May, when tulips are here. The same happens in other tulip beds, with plantings that last into the fall after the bulbs are done.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, and the Museum of Nature has had a large model of the moon hanging in its glass lantern. I photographed it one evening in September.
This sign was outside a restaurant in the Glebe.
And I finish with this cat on a windowsill in Centretown, taken on Monday. I've featured this adorable supreme life form in the blog a couple of years ago.