Ilovethis city. It is clean and pretty. There are miles kilometers of bike paths everywhere. And I live a block from the Ottawa River where one of the longest paths can take me from one end of the city to the other.
I often have my camera with me because I just never know when I will see something I want to take a picture of. Digital cameras are great because you have the image immediately and you can take as many as your memory card will hold. Now I had two digitals so watch out. I might get in the mood to share
This bridge is literallly five minutes from where I live. It stands like a beacon letting me know I am close to home. The water was very still that day and provided me with a photo that was begging to be taken
If I travel under the bridge along the path I come to the side of Canada's new War Museum (which I want to get back to soon)
Behind/beside the museum wild Canada Geese take up residence for thespring and summer. If they are on land they are incessant feeders. They steer clear of cyclists and pedestrians and if you get too close to the chicks you better watch out for snapping beaks. They will even attacks another goose that gets a bit too close to the chicks
Just across the street is a short canal. This leads to the pathway that goes along the bottom of the cliff where Canada's Parliament Buildings sit overlooking the water
Closer to the Parlament Building the geese disappear and the gulls take up residence. I rescued one of these little fellows earlier in the season. Here I got to watch momma feed her chick. I was surprised by this. I have seen hens shove food down a waiting chicks throuat but the gull here actually spit out the food on the ground while the chick waited and then gobbled it up. The chicks follow momma around begging for food constantly. And I thought nursing a baby was time consuming!
A few more pics coming