Monday, May 31, 2021

Changing Seasonal Views Within One Perspective

 Once a month I come to an overlook at the start of the Alexandra Bridge where it crosses the Ottawa River to Gatineau. I come to document the changing seasons in a view towards the Chateau Laurier, Rideau Canal, and Parliament Hill. To begin, here is the view at twilight one day in the middle of last September when I was returning from a visit to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.

And then here is the view about a month later, with fall colours during the day.

In the first part of November, most of the leaves were gone.

A month later, on a cold December day, I took this shot.

By early January, the river was freezing up below the Hill.

In early February, I was back on a snowy day.

Here it was in early March on a brighter day.

Early April saw significant change.

And finally, a view from early this month with spring taking hold.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Tulip Beds And The Blossoms Of Spring

 Continuing where I left off yesterday, the mix of tulips and tree blossoms in this flower bed on the Rideau Centre roof caught my eye.

One more shot today with tulips transplanted among bushes by squirrel gardeners. Tomorrow I step out of the series for a day for something else, but we'll be back to tulips soon enough.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

A Secluded Springtime Oasis

 The Rideau Centre rooftop includes flower beds, grass, trees, bushes, and paths. During the Tulip Festival there are tulips aplenty in the flower beds. This first view includes a look towards Arts Court in the background.

More views from up here. The glass we see here and there are skylights looking into the mall below. The Rideau Centre includes access points into the convention centre; some of it is included with the second half of this post. The doors coming out of it onto this roof would have to be emergency exits.

More from here tomorrow.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Tulips Along The Pathway

 Just north of the Flora Bridge where I finished yesterday is a pool of water linked to the Rideau Canal. Along one end it is a flowerbed filled with tulips.

Continuing on my way took me back through Glebe streets, photographing tulips and other items in residential gardens. Including Henry.

My last stop of the evening before heading home was the Museum of Nature and its gardens. I went towards the main entrance, where two flowerbeds include tulips.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Yellows And Reds

 Continuing where I left off yesterday, here are more of the tulips surrounding that sculpture at Lansdowne.

The other bed here is across the path.

Departing, I took shots of an LED entrance sign. At present it is still leaning towards humour instead of events in its messaging.

I carried on to a nearby bed of tulips near the Rideau Canal.

Another bed along the Canal. The Flora Bridge, a pedestrian bridge linking the Glebe and Old Ottawa East, is in the background.

And to close out today, a view of the slope of the bridge. Daffodils grow on the top.