By The Flooded River

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It is taking a while but little by little, spring is springing. The grass is green, trees are slowly growing leaves and soon we will be taking pictures of tulips.

At least I hope so.

It’s been a long and brutal winter, and the three of us were starting to get cabin fever. We are going out more and more though, and now that the snow has melted I can finally push the stroller just about anywhere without getting the wheels stuck in slush, ice or salt. Yes, pushing a stroller is a form of art and yes, licenses should be issued for this privilege, but that’s another topic.

So we decided to take a walk by Remic Rapids, one of the many scenic points along the Ottawa River. This is where you can usually find the Inuksuk sculptures—but this time, no art, just water flooding the paths.

We had a lot of snow this winter and it’s been raining almost every day lately. As a result, the Ottawa River is very high. Flooding risks are minimal though, it’s mostly just paths under water—nothing dramatic. The scenery was nice though with fast flowing water and strong currents.

… and the geese are back! That means “summer”, right?

You can see the complete set of Ottawa – Spring on Flickr.

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

The Geese Are Back

The Geese Are Back

Rapids Remic

Rapids Remic

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

(Beijing) Duck

(Beijing) Duck

Flooded River

Flooded River

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

Rapids Remic

Remic Rapids

Rapids Remic

Mark and I

Parental Reflection

Parental Reflection

Mark and I

Mark and I

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

16 Comments

  1. I love the month of May in Ottawa. It’s neither too cold nor too hot and best of all, there’s the Tulip Festival. I never get tired of seeing tulips!

    I recently looked through a few pictures from right after Mark was born and I can’t believe how different he looks! He looks like an entirely different person now!

  2. Ah yes, the geese has always been a weather signal, at least when I was living in Buffalo, it was that way too. I’d start seeing them around April, and then they disappear around October. They leave their green poop all over the place though, which sucks.

    Oh, and Mark is so cute!

    • It’s actually Feng’s sunglasses, but Mark was complaining about the sun. Poor kid, born in October, he is new to the notion of “sun” and “heat”! 😆

  3. So right, I can’t believe how high the river is!!! I’ve never seen it that high on the westboro beach and the water covers several part of the pathway! It feels so strange all these trees in the water !
    The weather has been nice this week and I hope it’s going to stay that way. I had enough of the winter, too !

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