Monday, June 1, 2020

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Park

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for June, that theme is Park. Check out how others are interpreting this theme right here.

Each year I tend to feature Central Park in the Glebe in transition, from winter into spring. Usually I would have posted this in late April or early May, but coronavirus pretty much threw my posting schedule and internet access up into the air. I did decide that this would probably do well for the theme day. The park is a ribbon of low lying land stretching across the north end of the neighbourhood here; Bank Street runs across it.

Here are how the views looked one day in late December, first to the east and then to the west.

In mid-January, this is how it looked.

Here we have views from the middle of February.

In early March, this was how things were. As you'll see in the west view, this area is popular for dog walkers. Signs of a spring thaw were just starting to show, though it was in fact a colder spring.

And here it was in early April. The snow was going, though this year we had periodic snowfalls that month.

This shot shows something of the current status quo in the west end of the park. An infrastructure project is underway here, part of which is to improve the drainage in this section of the park, so there's a good deal of mud, and this area is presently closed off to the public.


  1. Love your ribbon park !
    You photos are so lovely and a very hot107 day here.
    Thank you for the "pretty".

  2. Wow....and brrrr... Photos in stark contrast with your banner. I would love to tiptoe through those tulips.

  3. Brrr... this is a cool (cold) interpretation of the theme, William ! :-)
    I like very much the second photo with the glowing lamp.

  4. amazing, how the snow persists for months (or it snows so often😁).

  5. Brrr, William, how can you do this?! ;-)
    Sunny here, 17C, we´ll have a BBQ today!

  6. You have stiil a lot of snow there!

  7. @Parsnip: it's cool here today.

    @Pat: thank you.

    @Karl: as did I.

    @Klara: we had snowfalls through April.

    @Iris: a few degrees colder here.

    @Marianne: oh the snow is gone here now.

  8. Schöne Bilder aber ich hoffe der Schnee ist nun nicht mehr da.


  9. Hello, we have had a chilly morning today in the 40's. It is a pretty park, I would prefer less snow and more green. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  10. The park looks magical covered in snow William, beautiful for the theme ✨

  11. Nice to see the first of June and remember all the snows from your spring.

  12. It's a great series! I love seeing the change. The snow makes me appreciate the sun and leaves, even if it is chilly today!

  13. Winter was hanging on all the way into April. I hope it has more green by now.

  14. Lots of different stages through the change.

  15. A nice idea---a ribbon of nature. Awful cold looking---I need that summer sun

  16. Beautiful photos, William. Nice to see the changes.

  17. Sunny days with snow on the ground are wonderful times for a walk in the park!

  18. I guess it will look even more beautiful when the snow is gone and the green grass and flowers appear!
    Cheers from Eagan Daily Photo

  19. Nice to see the different stages through the change, but I certainly hope it's greener now!

    Happy June Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  20. Beautiful shots and it looks so cold!

  21. Love seeing it through the months!!

  22. It's nice to see it as it is in winter dormancy.

  23. Lovely park photos even in the winter ~ ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  24. @Noke: thank you.

    @Eileen: it's quite green a good part of the year.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Barbara: a good thing for a hot day.

    @Jennifer: I can see that.

    @Sharon: winter here can stretch into May.

    @Red: a great deal of change.

    @MB: I love the cold.

  25. @Bill: thank you.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Marie: I like doing such series.

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @Leif: it can take time.

    @Jan: much greener.

    @Michelle: thank you.

    @Tanya: I do too.

    @Kay: I think so.

    @Carol: thanks.