Saturday, June 13, 2020

Odds And Ends

On the same day as my shots from the second half of yesterday's post, I stopped in a park in Hintonburg and photographed this sculpture.

Nearby was one of the many tulip sculptures here in the city. This is the only one I photographed this year, but serves as a nice lead in, as tomorrow I'll start showing you photos from this year's tulips.

On an early April day I was up at Green Island to photograph at the Rideau Falls. I took this shot of the Minto Bridge, which spans the Rideau River at the south end of the island.

A few days later, I was in the Lowertown area. I've often photographed Notre Dame and the National Art Gallery, but never from this angle, taken from the east. The church spires and the glass tower of the Gallery look quite different from here.

Daffodils are a common sight here in the spring, often preceding or accompanying the tulips, and in many cases growing free in the grasses.

Some would call dandelions a weed, but I find them cheerful. I took this shot in May. These were in Little Italy.

For today I finish up with this, also taken in May: a rendition of Grumpy Cat on the wall of a home in the Glebe, with a timely bottle of lysol at hand. As far as Grumpy Cat is concerned, Covid hasn't gotten rid of enough of us yet.


  1. ...that looks like two mighty BIG mushrooms!!!

  2. I like dandelions when they are yellow but not so much when they dry out and end up with bare stalks. Grumpy cat makes me smile. :-)

  3. The tulip sculpture is wonderful.

  4. Sculpture of trees over benches is being graced by a crow. You've got a bit of wildlife there!

  5. I love these!
    The sculpture is the best, though!
    Yay spring!

  6. The dandelion has been going through some changes. Some are urging that it not be classified as a weed.

  7. Is the crow in that 1st pic real or is it part of the sculpture ?

  8. The first sculpture would work well as a fountain!

  9. Wonderful variety of photos ~ like them all ~ bridge is rather eye catching

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

  10. A nice variety of photos. The firs sculpture looks like mushrooms.

  11. Loved this one. Even the dandelions! Tweeted.

  12. @Tom: indeed.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

    @DJan: I love Grumpy Cat.

    @Marleen: I think so too.

    @Barbara: we do indeed.

    @Jennifer: thank you.

    @Red: I think it should be a flower.

    @Marie: ours are pretty much gone now.

    @Karl: it's part of the sculpture.

    @RedPat: it would, yes.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: it does.

    @Mari: thanks.

  13. I'm still thinking about those flat trees!

  14. Look how those daffodils are planted in row after row, and not all that many seasons ago. What else do you know about them?

  15. Lovely photos
    I want a big flower in my yard!

  16. I love the wild daffodils and the dandelions, yellow en masse is an uplifting sight 💛

  17. Oh, one day, a cat, hopefully not a cousin of the grumpy one!

  18. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Joanne: they'd be there since last year.

    @Maywyn: thanks!

    @Grace: it is.

    @Iris: I'll have a cat at some point down the line in my tulip series.

  19. The shot of the bridge makes it look sculptural. Nice!