Otown’s Old Town

“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.” quoted by Viggo Mortensen #otown #ottawa #canada #nature #landscape #oldtown #vintage #vsco #wanders * * * How peaceful Otown is… Advertisements

Blossoming peonies Ottawa’s Summer

Another day with Peonies * * * While their growing season may be brief, nothing says springtime like blossoming peonies! The big, pastel flowers grow in large bushes and give off a lovely floral scent. Nothing will lift someone’s spirits or bring a smile to your loved one’s face like a big bouquet of peonies. The peony has two opposing myths that account for its contradicting meanings. In one the origin of compassion can be found; in the other the more negative connotation that developed in the Victorian age is displayed. In one tale, the peonies get their name from…