Monday, October 25, 2021

Jacques Cartier Park

I departed from where I left off yesterday, bound for Jacques Cartier Park to photograph my primary subject for this month's theme day. Beyond that in the park are flowerbeds, which were at their peak. These beds will likely be dug up by now, as October is the time to plant tulip bulbs for next May.


Walking on, I noticed some Canada geese. They walked away as I approached. Typical.


The park lies on the shore of the Ottawa River. The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge spans the river towards Ottawa in the background.


A hint of fall colours can be seen here.


There are a series of historical plaques on some of the rocks here, telling the story of the river, including First Nations peoples, the voyageurs, and the lumbermen.


I close out with this view of the Alexandra Bridge, and the landmarks of the National Gallery and the Hill beyond it.

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flower-beds. I'm glad to hear that not all the Canada geese are over here!

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  2. You have a lot of green around you...

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  3. There is a lot of work involved in digging up the flowerbeds and replanting the tulips.

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  4. I'm loving the lavenders though, one of my favourite plants.

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  5. The flower beds are very pretty - their soft muted colours compliment each other beautifully.

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  6. Nice to see the coloured flowers in the sun on a grey and drizzly day like we have here today.

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  7. @John: we have plenty.

    @italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Nancy: there is.

    @Amy: it's pretty.

    @Rosemary: they do.

    @Jan: at present it's still dark here.

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  8. Hello,

    The gardens look beautiful. Lovely views! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  9. I hope you said a hearty "Good morning" to those CANADA Geese in any event. Take a handful of corn with you and they'll be happy to gather a little closer!

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  10. En las primeras fotos, los campos se ven completamente cubiertos de flores, deben de estar preciosos también cubiertos de tulipanes. Espero que nos lo muestres también.

    Que tengas una feliz semana.

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  11. @Eileen: thanks.

    @David: I did.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Sharon: they are.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Francisco: thanks.

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  12. It is nice to look back at the flowers at this time of year.

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  13. I like those flowerbeds. Someone knows how to put various flowers together.

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  14. Gorgeous landscape shots!

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Pretty flowers and a wonderful park.

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  16. We recently planted flowerbulbs too.

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  17. @RedPat: it is.

    @Anvilcloud: true!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: that it is.

    @Marleen: it's that time of year.

    @happyone: they are.

    @Mari: thanks.

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  18. What beautiful landscaping in the park. I do love lavender (or whatever that purple is).

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  19. They are such beautiful gardens!

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  20. Thank you for keeping up the history of the Native People.

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  21. Packed with colorful flowers! Beautiful.

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  22. Lovely park and floral shots ~ ^_^

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. I'm finally planting tulips again this year. So many of my bulbs have been dug up by squirrels, so we hardly get any flowers anymore. I'm having professionals come in to do a big planting, and they'll add deterrents for those pests. Hopefully, I'll see tulips next spring!

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  24. The flower beds are looking wonderful:)

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  25. The flower beds are glorious.

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