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…

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…

Call it Spring, call it by your name

  “When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.”, Madeleine M. Kunin” #ottawa #canada #ottawalife #ottawaspring #tulips #canadaexplore#wanderlust #otown

The Breath of Spring in O-town

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Spring is when life’s alive in everything.