Friday, October 28, 2016

The Horse Pasture In The City

I came across something unusual in Gloucester: a horse pasture with a mother and colt. There was a saddlery business attached to the property, with a barn, hence the horses. It just seemed odd in the midst of an urban area. The mother was content to graze in the early morning light, while the colt came right up to the fence to say hello.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Following The Rising Dawn

Gloucester is a portion of Ottawa, taking up the southeast part of the urban area; before amalgamation, it was a city in its own right. I was out this way back in late September very early one morning during that rough spell I was having- I ended up walking along a road and photographing the morning as it started to present itself.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall Colours Within Ottawa

This street is in Centretown, with Dundonald Park at the left.

While these fall colours are in Lowertown.

I was passing through the campus at the University of Ottawa late one afternoon. These shots are from there.

These views are from the same day, taken on the Laurier Avenue Bridge over the Rideau Canal. The first view looks north towards Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier, while the second view looks south towards Cartier Square.

This view on another day is from the east bank of the Canal, north of Laurier Avenue; the sculptures you see below the trees are a set I've shown before here, though for the life of me I can't find the post.

I finish with two views at the National War Memorial. Around the beginning of the month, the construction walls were removed from the outer perimeter on the north side, so it's possible to at least get a look at the Memorial; the upkeep work there is nearly at an end. I'll have more fall colours after the November theme day, but we'll be looking at a few other things until then.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Leaves Ablaze In Autumn

More fall colours today. Here we have the Rideau Canal, both east and west, taken from the Bank Street Bridge.

This is taken out a back window at my place- the tree is in a neighbouring yard.

These are views in Dundonald Park.

While these are on campus at Carleton University.

I leave off today with this tree in Centretown.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Red, Orange, And Gold

More fall colours today. These first two shots are of the same spot in Centretown.

This grove of trees is along Riverside Drive, west of Bronson Avenue where it crosses the Rideau River. Some days ago I featured the area in a couple of blogs.

Crossing over the bridge brought me past Brewer Park on the east side. These bushes were turning red and orange at the time. You'll notice in one shot some street art- the area beneath that portion of the bridge is a designated graffiti area.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Colour Of Autumn

I'm starting with some fall colours today, and I've got a lot, so with the odd interruption, I'll be posting well into November, though the peak of it all is around now.

 I was crossing the Rideau River at Billings Bridge one gloomy morning and caught the sight of the fisherman on the river contrasting well with the fall colours. As you can particularly see with the second shot, water levels have been low.

These are from different street locales in Centretown.

These two were taken in Dundonald Park in Centretown, always a good spot for fall colours.

This one was near my home in Old Ottawa South.

And I'll finish today with this one, outside the Billings Bridge Mall.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Morning With Fog

We had one of those foggy mornings one day early this month. I crossed the Bronson Avenue Bridge where it spans the Rideau Canal, close to home. The view west over Dow's Lake was obscured, as was the view east on the Canal.

Downtown, the fog was slowly lifting, but you can see it in the distance to the east here at the two streets that make up part of the Transitway.

This view north is from a couple of blocks south of Wellington Street. There are hints of low lying fog off to the north- I should have gone up for a look That fog would have been thick lying over the Ottawa River.