Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Departing from the Firefighters Memorial, I noticed this bright red down slope among a lot of green.

This is a view of Richmond Landing. I would be going down that way, but had to stop on Portage Bridge for one of my twice a month shots of the Ottawa River.

As I crossed to Victoria Island, I noticed something lying in the grass on the island. At the present, the island is fenced off, with only authorized access, and so animals are left here in peace. 

Zooming in, I took another shot. A fox was having a rest here in the grass at left.

This tree on the island was changing.

Coming back, I took these views at Richmond Landing.

The Landing lies below the heights to the west of Parliament Hill. Seen above the treeline here is the headquarters for Library And Archives Canada. It is the equivalent of the Library of Congress for my American readers.

I decided to walk along the river pathway, photographing back towards Victoria Island and the Landing. An old mill can be seen on the island. Gatineau is off in the distance.

This colourful bush caught my eye.

The path featured views of things to come: the Supreme Court, the Hill, and the National Gallery off in the distance.

Here the ivy on the rock wall below the Court caught my eye.

I photographed back to where I had come from, with the Portage Bridge crossing the main channel of the river.


  1. The fox seemed to be enjoying that sunny spot. Still lots of colour around.

  2. Beautiful post, William. Lovely part of our world.

  3. Beautiful - as well as still a bit spooky with no people around.

  4. LOVE this post.
    Beautiful views, love photos 8, 12 and 13 equally.

  5. Hello,

    The Autumn colors and trees are beautiful. I like the views of the river! Take care, have a happy day!

  6. ...rivers bring life to an area.

  7. I love the picture of the fox resting in the grass. Thank you for all the other wonderful pictures, too.

  8. Looks really like a very pretty place !

  9. I bet some of these trees are bare now.

  10. It looks like a pleasant day for a walk.

  11. Lovley photos. Asters! That's more than I've seen here in Vermont.

  12. You covered a lot of territory to get these photos.

  13. That is a beautiful area behind the Supreme Court Building.

  14. @Catarina: indeed.

    @Fun60: definitely that one was soaking up the sun.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Susie: thanks!

    @Iris: there were a few people along the path, but not many.

    @Gemel: thank you!

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Lady Fi: thanks!

  15. @Eileen: it's a good spot for a stroll.

    @Tom: this one certainly does.

    @DJan: the fox didn't mind me.

    @Gattina: that it is.

    @Sharon: likely all of them.

    @RedPat: that it was.

    @Maywyn: we have a good amount of them.

    @Red: it is a fair walk.

    @Marie: it really is.

  16. Alas, access to our Library of Congress has been severely restricted due to Covid-19.

  17. The colors of the trees are beautiful. Nice to see the fox enjoying some peace and quiet.

  18. A great set of pictures, and red leaves tying it together.

  19. I'm not sure what that purple bush is, but it's beautiful!

  20. Delightful Autumn photos and love the fox ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. Beautiful views and colours.

    All the best Jan

  22. @Happyone: thank you.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Revrunner: that had to have been the case here too.

    @Michelle: it's a good spot for a fox, in the midst of a city.

    @Jennifer: me too.

    @Joanne: thanks!

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks.