Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A Walk Through The Spring Snow

For today and tomorrow, my shots date to after the first day of spring. We had snow falling on this particular day, and I was out for a walk. I was in Major's Hill Park and photographed this view looking towards Parliament Hill. The fence in the foreground is a snowfence to protect the tulip beds. 


I went as far as the viewing platform where the Alexandra Bridge commences. At right is the outcrop of Nepean Point.


A statue of Samuel de Champlain stands up there. For the time being, this is as close as I'll get to the statue- the parkland surrounding it is being reconfigured with a new design.


Here's the bridge from the platform. It crosses over the Ottawa River to Gatineau, and on that day, the far shore was disappearing in the falling snow.


Here's what the river looked like to the west. There was open water out there, and faultlines in the ice closer to the bridge.


This view looks towards the Canadian Museum of History.


I started back the way I came, pausing to photograph Parliament Hill framed by this art sculpture, Dialogue.

16 comments:

  1. Hello, nice winter scenes and views. I like the sculpture. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  2. ...I hope that your world is a lot brighter these days!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Too much snow for spring day but still beautiful sceneries. I love the sculpture and the composition of your photos!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gosh that weather looked so bleak William, the last two shots are fabulous 💙

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful memories of the wintertime...as it slowly changed to spring.

    ReplyDelete
  6. A lot of snow still around in Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Foggy gloomy day but it's still nice to be out and take some photos.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Snow, goodness! We haven't seen snow here all winter.

    ReplyDelete
  9. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: today is overcast.

    @Tamago: early spring here can be quite snowy.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Barbara: quite gradual.

    @Sami: there can be.

    @Red: it was.

    @Marleen: we get quite a bit.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The sculpture makes a good frame, William!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The last two photos are framed perfectly, very nice William.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like "Dialogue." We could use more of that these days.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You make me happy the snow is gone.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice moody scenes! Love the views of Parliament Hill framed by a sculpture.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I do like the sculpture.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete