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Thanksgiving Fall Colours and Warm Weather in Ottawa (Plus Birthdays!)

Our Thanksgiving tradition at home is basically me giving Feng and Mark presents and them saying “thanks” because Canada’s favourite fall holiday is usually around their birthdays—Feng on October 11 and Mark on October 12.

I can’t believe Mark is turning nine.

And I can’t believe it’s fall because temperatures been unusually warm. I’m wearing shorts and not in a fuck-it-I’m-Canadian-I-ain’t-cold kind of way. It was around 23⁰C this weekend and it should last a few more days before dropping to… wait. Let’s not think about it.

It’s still so warm that trees were mostly green at Rideau Hall, residence of the governor general of Canada and Ottawa’s best downtown park for the full display of fall colours. We walked to Rideau Fall, another prime spot and picturesque backdrop where we did find yellow, red and orange leaves, phew.

Feng got a cheesecake and presents, Mark got a vanilla cake and presents. I didn’t bake either treat so they were delicious.

Now I’m going to clean up candle wax and LEGO pieces…

This is the part of fall in Canada I love.

Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Rideau Falls Park, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Green Island, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Experimental Farm pathway, Ottawa
Experimental Farm pathway, Ottawa
Experimental Farm, Ottawa
Experimental Farm, Ottawa
Experimental Farm pathway, Ottawa
Experimental Farm pathway, Ottawa
Mark's birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark’s birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark's birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark’s birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark's birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark’s birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark's birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa
Mark’s birthday, turning 9, October 12, Ottawa

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