I traveled up to the Ottawa area this weekend with a my friend Nigel to meet up with our friend Paul. And of course, going anywhere with Nigel means a lot of pit stops before we even get anywhere close to Paul’s place. First there was the waterfall:
Then there was the burnt out shell of a home:
And finally the small river:
Okay this last one was my pit stop – I had Nigel pull over to get this shot.
Finally we got over to Paul’s home in Carlton Place, a small city outside of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Once we got the tour of Paul’s new home we got back into the car and headed to Quebec. Specifically we were headed to Jacques Cartier Park where MoasicCanada had a beautiful display of plant sculptures. What are plant sculptures? Well, its sculptures made out of plants and plant material.
This submission by Shanghai is made completely of flowers, plants and branches. I mean, WOW! Isn’t it spectacular? But check out this amazing creation of Mother Earth. You can see just how large some of these plant sculptures are.
And there are some that are even taller. It was an amazing afternoon here. I could have stayed forever.
The next day we checked out areas close to Paul’s place. One of them was one of the only 5 span (arch) bridges around – the Pakenham bridge. It was built in 1903 and reinforced in 1984 for car and truck traffic rather than being torn down and replaced by a newer bridge.
Unfortunately it was time to head home but before we did we had to make one pitstop along the way.
This pitstop was my doing. There was something about these tractors sitting just inside the barn. Originally I thought the colour version would be what I would choose in the end but I love the black and white. The texture in the wood was what did it for me.