Wednesday, January 28, 2009

On a Day Much Like Today

Kila pegged me to do this meme. The rules: go to your photo folder, target the sixth folder and then the sixth photo in the folder. Describe and discuss. (My words.)

Although I had to go to the sixth folder inside the sixth folder before getting to the sixth photo, I kept with the spirit of the rules ... only to be disappointed ... for I found a rather banal ad humdrum photo of our local area taken at about the same time of year that we are in now, specifically February of 2007.

So, here it is: a picture of our local river from our local park on a very overcast and misty February day. Try as I might, I could do little post-processing to render the photo more interesting.



I know what we had to be doing at the time: sitting in the car, drinking Tim's coffee, and gazing out at the river and beyond. This town exists because of the river, I suppose, from the days when water power drove mills. Now, we are more or less a bedroom community of the nation's capital. Being situated where we are, however, we can enjoy certain advantages such as living outside the city but not in the country but being able to access both city and country fairly easily.

The photo (and today, by the way) looks very northerly. I add today because it looks much the same out as it's also overcast, although it's also snowing today which it doesn't appear to have been doing in the photo. However, Ottawa is only half way between the equator and the pole and, therefore, not as northerly as many imagine. I am reminded to say that because in Kila's tag she mentioned that I live even further north than she. Depending where exactly she is in Wisconsin that may or may not be true, for the northern reaches of that state lie somewhat to the north of Ottawa. I know that always seems weird, but we live in the St Lawrence-Great Lakes area of Canada, the part of the country that juts down below the famous 49th parallel.

So, that's the meme. I'll break it at this point by not specifically tagging six others, but I invite you to pick it up if you are so inclined. Please visit Kila's blog to see the rules in more detail.

10 comments:

Mary said...

AC,

I enjoyed the photo of your lake and also the story that you told. Sitting in the car drinking a Tim's and enjoying the scenery is a nice outing.

I always find it interesting that certain parts of Canada are on a latitude with areas of the US.

We are having snow also and have been since midnight last night. I hear outside my window, a snow plow, which means our driveway is getting plowed in. It also means that the frigid temperatures have broken.

Take care. Stay warm and be safe.

Blessings,
Mary

Donna said...

It's so Bleak that it's beautiful! I like the photo! Stay warm ya'll!hughugs

Ginnie said...

I think the whole idea of the challenge was to find something worth writing about no matter how banal the subject...and you did a wonderful job. I really liked the photo, too.

ChrisB said...

In the bleak mid winter comes to mind. I also like the ones that cuppa published.

Pearl said...

Not this meme per se but I feel some photos coming on before long...

Ruth said...

Sitting in a car with a Timmy's looking at that scene. Yes, I have done that. Your picture could have been anywhere in Ontario today.

simplycol.com said...

I think this photo depicts the month of February perfectly. A particular month where I prefer the tail rather than the nose.

Valerie - Still Riding said...

Okay, I'm in. True spirit of Feb. pic!

Woman in a Window said...

I'd say pretty, but once Christmas has past all this snow just looks the same. One day after the next...

Kila said...

Thank you for playing along!

It's an interesting photo to us! And beautiful.

It looks very much like Wisconsin this time of year.

I live near Lake Winnebago, so I am a bit south of you. More west than south I guess!