Sue's sister, Heather, and brother-in-law, Brain, usually visit for the Celtfest weekend. Before Brian went home, while Heather stayed over to do some workshops, we did manage to find a few hours to tour and shoot some photos.
Our first stop was a last-minute notion, as I detoured to Blakeney Rapids. Brian took a number of shots from the bridge, looking south down the Mississippi. I wouldn't ordinarily have taken this shot since I can be a bit of a stickler for good light in landscape photos, but I relented. It shows the profusion of green on the far bank, especially in this year of very abundant rainfall.
Then we wandered for a bit in the conservation area. We didn't get too far in due to the mud from all of that rain which I just mentioned. But I took a number of shots of Brian, and put some of them into this collage. Brian is an even more avid photographer that I.
I also have this one of some flowers and plants between the rock and the river.
Next, we stopped at the Stone Bridge in Pakenham, which I posted about fairly recently. Since I had been there so recently, I didn't take many shots, but I like this of the daylilies in front of the bridge.
Our main destination was Arnprior for Wes' Fries (see this post for previous description of these yummy fries) and a little ramble in Robert Simpson Park. These two photos are across the Ottawa River, which eventually empties into the St Lawrence River. That's the province of Quebec on the distant bank in both photos.