Sunday, October 18, 2015

Autumn in the City

Autumn Colours

Everywhere you look the leaves are changing. The air has a crisp feel while underfoot the fallen leaves crunch under my feet.

Roots

Autumn is making her presence known.

A Touch of Orange

While I try to briskly walk to my destination, I cannot help but stop and admire the splendour.

Autumn Tree

Moments in a day - in an ever-changing season. This is not the time to hurry past; change happens quickly.

By the Grand Seminaire

It is the changing seasons that catch my fancy - spring and fall  - times of growth and change. Each day brings new wonders, new spectacles to savour.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Comes

Season Changing

Photos: October 1-3, 2015

That splendid seasonal display is playing out. We managed to get away for a few days to the Laurentians where the wonders of the season were lit by bright sunshine.

Golden Leaves

What a spectacle! Time to stop and stare, admire, drink in the beauty.

Slow Changes

We were walking along the P'tit Train du Nord, formerly a railway line, now a long park stretching and connecting across the Laurentians. Cyclists, walkers, dogs... a smile as you pass.

Bursting Milkweed

The milkweed has burst, sending out the seeds of next year's growth. It creates natural sculptures.

Boats in AutumnA Blaze of Colour

What a glorious time of year! Each day the changes are noticeable.



But it is fleeting. Each moment to be treasured; each day to be enjoyed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Bit of Ottawa

Parliament

 Photos: September 25, 2015

We spent a few days in Ottawa, mainly to see people, but we walked and saw some sights, too. I like the openness of Parliament Hill. Despite the tragic shooting last fall, it is still a place where people can walk and enjoy.


  Women are Persons

New to me was this monument by Barbara Patterson (it was unveiled in 2000, but I guess I have never walked past it before):  "Women are Persons"  It commemorates  five Alberta women, the Famous Five (Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards who fought to have women recognized as persons.   You can learn more about it here.

Detail of Women are Persons

This is a one of the figures in the monument. I think I would be toasting the victory with more than a cup of tea!