Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario – a few random images

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario
After dropping my brother off at the Airport for a long flight back to Vancouver, I stopped at Carleton University so that I could lend a hand, if needed, at the end of the Butterfly Exhibit. I knew that there would be a long line-up at the end of this, the final day of the butterfly exhibition, as is the norm after each year’s ten-day show.

Once I had determined that I wouldn’t be needed for a while I decided to take a short walk around that area of the campus to see what I might be able to find to photograph. Continue reading

Hog’s Back Falls/Les Chutes De Hogs Back, Ottawa, Ontario

Hog’s Back Falls/Les Chutes De Hogs Back, Ottawa, Ontario (Location)

The morning had started pretty early for me since Adell was taking an early morning flight to Winnipeg and that meant driving her to the airport for about 5:30AM. I knew from publications of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and from seeing the water levels of the Jock River for the recent Jock River Canoe-Kayak race that water levels in the Rideau River waterway were lower than normal for this time of the year. There had also been a bit of discussion in recent newscasts about the impact of recent budget cuts on the timing of the opening of the Rideau Canal. Since I was already up bright and early and driving around, I decided that it would be as good as time as any to head over to Hog’s Back Falls and see what impact the water levels were having on the appearance of that bit of the Rideau River. Continue reading

Merrickville, Ontario

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Lower Jock River by Richmond, Ontario

The Jock River flows from farmlands near Munster, Ontario, passes through Richmond, Ontario and continues downstream to where it empties into the Rideau River below Hearts Desire weir. I had previously photographed other parts of the Jock River but not the portion immediately downstream of Richmond, Ontario. Since Graeme and I were in that area trying out his new telescope as a potential digiscoping system, we decided to see what the lower Jock River had in store for us.
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A bit of country air, Richmond, Ontario

Graeme had a new buddy scope to attach to his larger telescope.  One of the reasons for purchasing this particular model was the ability to be able to attach his camera to it and use it as a 545mm lens as well as use it for its normal telescope purpose.

I had seen some wild turkeys in one of the fields along Eagleson  Road so off we went to try out the arrangement.
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Hog’s Back Falls, Rideau River, Ottawa, Ontario

Hog’s Back Falls, Rideau River, Ottawa, Ontario

Still lots of water flowing over Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River thanks to the near record rainfall levels in September.The Autumn colours of the leaves along the Rideau Valley are changing daily as cool evenings signal a change in season.
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Canada Day 2010

Canada Day 2010

Canada Day (July 1st, 2010) started off with a visit with my father.  They had a group BBQ planned at Stonehaven Manor where he resides and we all joined him for hamburgers.  After lunch we sat in the sunshine and talked for a bit.  Not sure if he was falling asleep on me or just squinting to keep the bright sun out of his eyes but I think a bit of both.

My father soaking up a bit of sunshine on Canada Day

This year our children (now grown) were all heading off with their own agendas so my wife and I headed into downtown Ottawa to see what was going on in the Nation’s Capital.

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Tulip Festival, Dow’s Lake, Ottawa

After photographing the Trilliums along the Jock River, I headed over to the Experimental Farm and to Dow’s Lake to photograph the remaining flowers of the Magnolia trees at the Experimental Farm and a few of the tulips at Dow’s Lake.
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Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River

Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River

January 17, 2006 – Today’s outing was to the Hog’s Back Falls in Ottawa to see the ice formations. The falls is located on the Rideau River near Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and is so-named because of a rock formation in the centre of the falls.

My theme for the day was ice formations and my surprise for the day was finding a flock of mallards on the Rideau River. Had lots of fun watching as the birds tried to walk up the slippery, ice-covered slopes of the banks of the Rideau River across from the RA Centre.