Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Ghosts, Goblins, And Dark Spooky Nights

It's that time of year again, a time of ghost stories and trick or treaters.

One night in the Glebe I took photos of a Hallowe'en display outside a home. They include your standard ghosts, jack o'lanterns... and Mickey and Minnie Mouse. I have featured this display before.

These are the Hallowe'en decorations at a restaurant patio at Lansdowne.

In Little Italy one day, I heard voices speaking before I turned a corner onto this side street. Inflatable decorations were set up. The voices were automated, coming from the two mechanized figures on the porch, who were both moving for good measure.

And these two shots are from the front window of a second hand shop in Centretown.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

A World Where There Are Octobers

 "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

A few blocks from home I took these two shots of the same spot, with fall colours up the street.

This is the south side of Dundonald Park.

One day passing through Little Italy I took this shot.

This was taken in McNabb Park in Centretown.

A few blocks up, I took this shot.

Dundonald Park again, on the north side. This is taken from the west end.

And this is from the east end looking west.

A couple of days later, this was the view in the park looking west.

For today I finish with these two close ups of one tree in the park, taken on different days. Hallowe'en is tomorrow, but I'll be back in with this series after that as part of my theme day post.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Rich Fall Colours Along The Path

Continuing on where I left off yesterday, here we have more fall colours in Major's Hill Park.

The north end of the park descends down a slope, seen here. The National Gallery of Canada and Notre Dame lie beyond the park. The flowerbeds here are at their height, with the plants being dug up in October to get the beds ready for tulip bulb planting.

Departing the park, I crossed to the Peacekeeping Monument, commemorating Canadian peacekeepers. It lies between the park, the Gallery, and Notre Dame. Bushes that surround the monument were turning from green to a bright red.

These colours were in a tree near Notre Dame.

And just up the street along Sussex Drive, the bulk of the Royal Canadian Mint loomed against the sky. Fall colours at the far end caught my eye.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Ramble Through The Park

 I start today with backlit fall colours in Little Italy one morning.

On another day early in the month, I was heading to Major's Hill Park. This view, from the top of a staircase alongside the Chateau Laurier, takes in Parliament Hill, the Bytown Museum, and the Rideau Canal.

While these two were taken along the terrace heading for the park.

Ivy on the wall here has been turning red. Trees in the park loom above.

The Connaught Building is seen in the background here. It's headquarters for the Canada Revenue Agency. My Canadian readers, your tax dollars go through there. 

Three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs screwing up when it really counts.

Here we have a view of the Chateau.

The American embassy is in the background here.

One can see the Library of Parliament nestled here among the trees.

One more shot for today. We'll carry on in the park tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Changing Of Seasons

We start today with a shot taken along the east side of Dundonald Park one afternoon at the end of September.

These three shots were taken a couple of days later, a damp morning in Centretown.

On another day I was at the Portage Bridge again, and took a shot of one of the channels of the Ottawa River looking downstream towards the Supreme Court and Parliament Hill.

This view takes in fall colours around the National War Memorial.

While close by, this view looks at the Ottawa Locks, where the Rideau Canal descends to meet the Ottawa River. The Gatineau Hills, far off in the distance, were showing soft reds.

A short walk away from there, this fall display was looking good in the Byward Market area.

One early October evening in the Glebe, I walked down a street to take this shot in the last light of day.

And on another evening, a short walk away from the above location, I took these two shots at Lansdowne Park. The Rideau Canal can be glimpsed in the background in this one. 

Turning to the right, the view for these fall colours includes the south stands and the wooden veil screening of the stadium.