Natural beauty: Ottawa

I live in Ottawa, Canada, and even I found this image stunning.

Winter is here, but it has been too “warm” (a relative term) to produce ice thick enough to support people on the Rideau Canal Skateway—the world’s largest skating rink. The conditions did produce this natural beauty though.

I’ll take it, even as I count the days until I can tie up my skates to glide on that ice.

9 thoughts on “Natural beauty: Ottawa

  1. marianbeaman

    Wintry designs on a canal – beyond beautiful, stunning!

    I have such warm memories of skating on a neighbor’s pond during a PA winter. Sometimes there was hot cocoa. Thanks for these warm and toasty thoughts from Ottawa, Arlene!

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      I’ll bet our wintry weather is very different from what you are experiencing. There is a dusting of snow falling this morning, but it’s still not cold enough to freeze that canal! Soon, I hope.

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      It’s fabulous, isn’t it? It wasn’t open for long this year, and because of COVID we got there only one time, but it was a beauty. Perfect sunny day, -5 degrees C. We skated the whole length and back. There is nothing like it. Thanks for commenting!


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