While admiring the numerous, colourful flower beds today at Ottawa’s annual tulip festival, I was reminded that a sea of beauty may make a stirring show, but result in a crowded and competitive marketplace. On the other hand, a few in a more select location may not draw as big a crowd, but any attention drawn is their opportunity to stand out, to impress in their own light.
Here are a couple of pictures taken today from the frozen Rideau canal, towards the south end of Ottawa, part of the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, under almost ideal weather conditions (except for the lack of sun).
Guess in what Canadian city this picture was taken yesterday?
This is a small part of the spread flock of probably at least one hundred Canada (more…)
Here are pictures of the lane intended for bicyclists to use on a feeder road near Ottawa Int’l. airport. (more…)
This picture was taken yesterday at the annual buskers festival on the Sparks St. Mall in Ottawa, Ontario, on a hot & mainly sunny day. You have to admire the work ethic of the performers, in this case handling flaming torches while on nine-foot and six-foot unicycles. Their dexterity, as well as interacting capacity with amorphous audiences, are strong points. (more…)