Local happenings

Photo Pause: Easter Hike at Mud Lake

A pause of images in order for words to reappear. These are a few snapshots from a weekend hike to Mud Lake, a favourite spot of mine right here in the city.

Cool wildlife spotted: hawk, wood duck, muskrat, a prehistoric-looking snapping turtle and dozens of painted turtles soaking up some sun.

 Wood Duck

Wood Duck

We Stand Waiting

trees, foliage in waiting

Spring Delight

spring delight



Spring Carpet

spring carpet

Photo Pause: Downtown Birthday Adventure with D.

To kick-start my birthweekend, D. took an extra day off so we could be tourists in our own town for a day. These are a few favourite shots from our lunch & coffee excursion in Ottawa's Byward Market...

Courtyard View

view from our table on the patio - it was March 22nd!

Courtyard Tree Reflected

same trees, different view

Coffee Shop Light

I was fascinated with this lampshade above our table at the coffee shop

Planet Coffee Baristas

baristas at work!

Avoid Eye Contact

there were quotes on the coffee shop walls, I loved this one

 (this is probably one of my favourite photos too!)