This week in pictures: Winter and other diversions

by DaniGirl on January 14, 2012 · 3 comments

in Photo of the Day

After a notable absence, winter has arrived with a vengeance in Ottawa recently. I can’t wait to get out and start taking pictures of the great snow dump we got yesterday — but I might wait until the temperatures warm up a bit beyond the current minus 30 with the wind chill. Brrrr!

But heck, winter lasts a long time here in the world’s snowiest capital city, so you kind of have to suck it up and get outside and enjoy it. Like this!


And then you have to stand by patiently and look cute while your mom takes your picture. Again.



Or maybe you ham it up a bit and hope she’ll go away and let you get back to playing in the snow.

Lucas laughing

And then you can go back to this.

Winter sliding x3

Speaking of getting out in the winter, can you believe I’ve never walked the full loop from the Interprovincial Bridge to the Portage Bridge and back? It’s a gorgeous five kilometre loop and takes just a little bit less than an hour to walk, even if you stop every now and then to take a picture or five. I’ve vowed to try to do it once a week, weather be damned, until my jeans are feeling a little less snug.

(I’ve also discovered the Pano app for my iPhone. How have I missed this before now? This one was taken on the Portage Bridge, facing Parliament Hill.)

Ottawa River panorama

More Peace Tower shots. I can’t help myself!

Peace Tower in the snow

From icy and blue to warm and soft — you might remember this shot from earlier in the week. Tristan spontaneously asked if he could read Lucas a bedtime story, and then proceeded to read to him for half an hour. This one is a keeper.

Big brother reading

Heh. The boys pointed out that not only do my multicoloured toes match my jammies, but they both match my coffee cup.

Lazy Sunday

Photo tip: to catch the cat staring directly into your lens, compose your photo and then scritch your fingernail against the side of your lens. Snap! (There’s nothing I can suggest to erase the vague look of disdain, though!)

Willie in B&W

(If you read an earlier version of this post, there was some misinformation from a hacked account in here. Carry on, folks, nothing to see here.)

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” e.e. cummings

I’ll let ee cummings have the last word on this one. 🙂

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1 Sharon January 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I am in love with your toe nails and may be stealing this idea but I’ll totally credit you 🙂

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