Sunday, 29 September 2013

September to September

September 29th, 2012
This is the view of the Peace Tower as I saw it exactly one year ago.  For years, I've wanted to take a series of photos showing the wheel of the seasons.  It wasn't until exploring various routes with the Accent Snob during his first autumn with us that I noticed the vista from the vantage of the Whomping Willow.  (It doesn't look like any willow I'm used to, but the twisted trunk reminds me of the psychopathic tree in the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.) 
October 9th, 2012
So, every few weeks for the past twelve months, I've marched the Accent Snob near the off-leash section of New Edinburgh Park (he's not a candidate for off-leash), lined myself up with the "whomping willow" and paced to the water's edge, so I would be at the same point for each shot.
October 21, 2012
I needed to take rather more photos in the fall when the changes in the view were more dramatic. 
November 4th, 2012
Hallowe'en, then Remembrance Day came and went, taking the foliage with them.
November 14th, 2012
And finally the water froze and it was a challenge to get the shot before my hands did the same.
December 25th, 2012
Fewer changes in the winter landscape, so fewer photos.  (And it's a long walk in -30 Celsius.)
February 10th, 2013
The time of day makes a difference too with an early sunset and foolhardy tracks across the Rideau.
March 17th, 2013
Four days until the vernal equinox in Ottawa.  This is why it's "March Break", never "Spring Break".
April 26th, 2013
We're never sure if the snow is gone.  Unless it's mid-May, winter can always come roaring back.
May 4th, 2013
The ever-hopeful green makes its first appearance about a week later....
May 26th, 2013
...and with frightening speed, takes over the landscape, before spring changes her mind.
June 30th, 2013
On the eve of Canada Day, I only had my phone handy.
August 11th, 2013
Another phone shot, on a day when it was too warm to linger long.
September 4th, 2013
Full circle, September to September, back to my Nikon.  I'm not sure I'll do something like this again, but I'm glad I finally did.