A Stroll through My New Neighbourhood

“Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.” — Karle Wilson Baker

Today I thought I’d share some photos of my new neighbourhood with you, in particular, some views of the trails, walkways and beach I’ve discovered along the Ottawa River where I live. I’m fortunate to have a calm and inspiring view of the landscape from my living room window. As an avid walker, it’s been a treat to extend my excursions from the mall (in the winter months) to these beautiful trails and parks which are a haven for those who enjoy hiking, canoeing, fishing or just soaking up the sun. It’s also a perfect spot for bird watching. I’ve spotted a number of varieties here I’ve never seen before; my favourite being these small yellow birds that I think are a type of finch. In this neighbourhood the cry of birds permeates the air – whether it’s the sweet call of a robin or the loud honking of Canada Geese as they make their way across the river. On walks, it’s always a challenge to try to capture these flighty creatures; they always manage to elude me… flying fast and furiously into the skies before I even have a chance to click my camera button. Speaking of cameras, I recently purchased a new cell phone with an awesome built-in camera; now I’m never without it on outings. I really enjoy taking photos of flora and fauna here along with all kinds of curious objects that fall across my path. Here are some of my favourite images taken just this weekend…

Other Related Links:
Tales from the Observer: Make the Mall Your Living Studio!
A Walk a Day

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