Thursday, August 20, 2020


One day in the middle of July I was passing by the National Gallery and photographed up into the glass tower. Banners hanging from above were in fact an art installation for a temporary exhibit that extended its run because of Covid, what with the Gallery being closed for months. Earlier this month I was able to visit the Gallery for the first time in many months, and I'll show you that starting in early September.

There is a vintage goods store not far from where I live that has a resident cat. I've photographed this one on three occasions in the last few weeks, dozing on the windowsill.

Just slightly shifting position when I paid a visit a few days later.

And a few days after that, he or she was awake and looked at me before something more interesting caught their attention.

Early in August I was down in Little Italy and a dramatic stormy sky drew my attention. It was one of those days when rain would last for five minutes and then move on.

Another brooding day brought me out to the terrace below the Chateau Laurier, where I photographed this view of Parliament Hill, the Bytown Museum, the Rideau Canal, and the Ottawa River, with Gatineau on the far shore.

And on the day I paid a return visit to the National Gallery, I paused in Major's Hill Park to photograph this flower bed. After the tulips are done, seasonal plants are placed in the beds. This is typical of most of the public gardens where tulips are found in May, and they're replanted in October.


  1. Awww, the cat! And Little Italy? More pics available?

  2. The cat has found its happy place

  3. I love your cat photos, since we moved into an apartment there is a neighbor cat which lurks under the terace door on our cat ! I don't get comments in my emails anymore, it happened to many, and no help from Blogger !

  4. Love the kitty, they always find niice places for a rest.

  5. I have been visiting Ottawa the past few days, heading home today, but we haven't been out and about much. Pretty much we stayed at my daughter's place.

  6. That was rather a pleasant miscellaneous ramble.

  7. Hello,
    Love the cute kitty photos. The garden bed is beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day!

  8. ...such a beautiful calico.

  9. The cat always sits in the same place!

  10. Love the cat, and yes ... here the same with tulips and other plants in Summer.

  11. Cats in windows always seem to be putting on aloof airs!

  12. That must be that cat's favorite spot. I love those shots.

  13. I like your sky/cloud photos and of course they change by the minute.

  14. @Iris: just those two at the moment.

    @Jenny: right below the breadbox.

    @Gattina: i am still using the legacy setting, but for how long?

    @Marianne: he or she must have many favourite spots.

    @David: it'll be awhile yet before things get normal.

    @Anvilcloud: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @stefan: I thought so.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Marie: at least often.

    @Aritha: thank you.

    @RedPat: true!

    @Sharon: it must be.

    @Red: they do.

  15. The cat is the star of the show. Nice pics, William.

  16. Delightful captures of your city and the fat cat 😊

  17. The kitty looks a little bored with its surroundings.

  18. Oh, I love that cat! She's a beauty, isn't she? A store cat is just the best.

  19. Sweet kitty and lovely 'Ends' photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)