Friday, February 26, 2021

Winter Activity

 Starting off with the same morning as I left off yesterday, here is some of the playground equipment in Dundonald Park.

The following morning I was in the park at dawn.

The following day I took a walk, bound for Lowertown. I stopped on the terrace below the Chateau Laurier for this shot of a snowman mounted on top of the terrace wall. Parliament Hill was in the background.

In Major's Hill Park, multiple snowmen had been put up. This one has the Connaught Building in the background.

Someone got creative with some snow on the trunk of this tree and made it look like Tigger was about and had bounced himself into the trunk. Off in the background is the American embassy.

My errands done, I walked back through the courtyards that one finds in the Byward Market and took this shot.

A little while later, passing by the National Arts Centre, I noticed the statue of Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson. Someone had added a scarf and toque- gestures often done by members of the community with statues here to provide these items to those who might need them. A face mask bearing a logo for the Ottawa Senators team completed the look.

On another day in January I was out in Nepean running an errand. This bush was sticking partially out of the snow and made for a rather abstract shot. 


  1. Interesting and great snow captures. I like the one with Tigger and the tree trunk. Happy weekend.

  2. Very nice and funny pictures ! Here it seems that winter is over we had 20° yesterday the hottest day in history in February !

  3. Nice and indeed funny shots. I specially like the tree with Tigger and the dressed Oscar Peterson behind his piano.

  4. You have a lot of snow still there, looks cold....

  5. Aw, Tigger is my fav above the "drunken" snowmen, seesh, how is he still standing, LOL.

  6. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Gattina: we're drifting above zero for a day on the weekend.

    @Jan: Oscar looks comfortable.

    @Marianne: the night was cold.

    @Iris: I tend to relate to Eeyore.

  7. The snowmen are great but that "Tigger" takes the prize!

  8. Lovely captures but loved the Tigger and the statue the best!

  9. ...I love the Oscar Peterson statue with a scarf, hat and mask.

  10. Walks provide good photos as long as we keep our heads up and eyes open.

  11. That one snowman looks like he is about to fall over. Like the tiger!!

  12. That snowman looks like he's half-a-sunny day from a collapse! LOVE the tree Tigger!

  13. Creative snowmen, especially that one on the trunk of the tree.

  14. Great photos of people enjoying and creating after the snow storm ~ ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. @Sharon: he must have been looking to irritate Rabbit.

    @Magiceye: thank you!

    @Tom: me too.

    @RedPat: he livens up the party.

    @Red: quite true.

    @Marie: the sculptor brought out the best in her statue.

    @Happyone: gravity got to it.

    @Jeanie: the next time I passed by it had fallen.

    @Karl: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

  16. Loved the snowmen and Mr. Peterson's attire.

  17. Great photos, William. Tigger and the masked statue are my favorites.

  18. Great snowy photos! I like Tigger and the sculpture especially.

  19. Nice photos of your out and about
    Oscar needs a camera.

  20. Such a nice collection of snowy photographs, I enjoyed them.

    All the best Jan

  21. I love those snow critters, and the statue of Oscar all decked out! :-)

  22. I like the statue with the hat, scarf, and mask.

  23. It does look extremely cold but so pretty with the snow, nice to see someone made some snowmen and animals though.

  24. The tree hugging snow bear made me laugh William.. lovely idea to put the scarf and beanie there for someone who might appreciate them ✨

  25. BBBRRRR!!! Wonderful tree/snow art!

  26. i love the humor. now that is a first the snow stuck to the tree. very cool. happy weekend. ( :

  27. love the Tigger. what a clever idea.

  28. Looks like fun for someone who enjoys snow!

  29. @Barbara: me too.

    @Revrunner: I liked it.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Denise: thanks.

    @Maywyn: he does!

    @Jan: thank you.

    @DJan: me too.

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @Michelle: it's good.

    @Amy: snowmen are common here.

    @Grace: it is a good idea.

    @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Beth: thanks.

    @Klara: it is.

    @Eve: and I love snow.