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Saturday, 30 December 2017

PEACE!

One more post!  Three more pics*!

As Canada continues to celebrate 150, let us all invite and celebrate peace in our various spots the world!

Here's to a peaceful and prosperous trail into and throughout 2018! 
Check out our FB group for more; click the group link in the website side-bar, then just look for the TrailSpots banner!

See you next year trail-spotters!  Journey on!
#TrailSpots #trailingallover #ottawaspots  ... and more!

*All photos belong to TrailSpots


Visitors warm up at the Peace Flame on Parliament Hill

Skaters take a very cold spin on the new rink at Parliament Hill

Canada celebrates 150 ... Winter 2017.









Friday, 15 December 2017

MUNICH NIGHTS ... MUNICH LIGHTS!


On the Munich trail!
#Munich #ChristmasMarket #DecoNLights 


Our TrailSpots FB group admin, Nesta,  made a whirlwind trip to Munich and shared some wonderful Christmas photos with the group.  
Here we share some night scenes of Munich ... Munich lights.  There's much more on the TrailSpots group page!  Come on over; join us!
Thanks for taking us along Nesta!  Enjoy the pic-tour folks! 
















All photos belong to Nesta Rueegg-Aberdeen.




  



Thursday, 23 November 2017

HELLO WINTER! FIRST SNOW THAT STAYED ...


The first snow that stayed occurred on 19th Nov. 2017, in Ottawa. It also marked the real beginning of what we might call the last season of the year, that transitions into the new, in a few months' time.  
Some dread it; some welcome it; some simply hunker down!  
Not everyone captures the first snow that stayed ... but we did!

First up! We headed to Strathcona Park on the banks of the Rideau River.  It's all about timing when recording the first snow that stayed.  The ground was white and the trees were bare.
The palette was pale and peaceful ... Hello Winter!



Strathcona Park under cover ...
 The weather-report said that the snow would soon be gone, but at least it stayed for a couple days.  The sun still shone brilliantly, but be not deceived, it's already several degrees below zero on the outside.  All the Autumn shades and splashes of color have faded; the geese have gone south.  It is time ...


Autumn shades ... 
Hello Winter!
Autumn shades ... no more

The Rideau waters will soon turn to ice; a skating highway for the winter lovers; a photographic feast for the other lovers!
The air is cold, crisp and clean ...  Hello Winter!

The ice creeps in ...


The Rideau flows by ... awaiting transformation



We took a shot of the bridge across the Rideau, connecting Sandy Hill to Overbrook.  Just below, freezing waters still flowed.
A bench - an invitation to sit, was cold and bare; waiting ... Hello Winter!  
Bridge over icy waters of the Rideau River; from Sandy Hill to Overbrook

Then, it was on to a view of the grand Parliament Buildings from the Byward Market.  The snow-ploughs had cleared the path, but the evidence was still on the ground and on roof-tops.  The first snow that stayed ... Hello Winter!


View of the Parliament Buildings from the bridge at the Byward Market 


Look out for a couple more posts on T-Spots as we wind down the trail for 2017!  Something worth posting always presents itself on the trail which is filled with surprises!
Till then ... enjoy this peek at the first snow that stayed in Ottawa and feel free to click on over to sister blog "Writing Into Wellness ...' @ www.spatrail.blogspot.com,  for more inspiring journeys.






MEANWHILE IN TRINIDAD ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN TRINIDAD ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
WELCOME TO GASPAREE CAVES, 'DOWN DE ISLANDS', OFF CHAGUARAMAS

MEANWHILE IN GRENADA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN GRENADA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS  FB GROUP
SOVIET CROP DUSTER AT PEARLS AIRPORT ... MEMORIAL FROM THE 1983 REVOLUTION

MEANWHILE IN PROVO, TURKS & CAICOS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN PROVO, TURKS & CAICOS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
NORTH WEST POINT RESORT LIGHTS RESTORED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

MEANWHILE IN TOBAGO ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN TOBAGO ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
WADING IN NYLON POOL

MEANWHILE IN ST. KITTS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN ST. KITTS ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
A VIEW TO NEVIS

MEANWHILE IN RWANDA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN RWANDA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
SACOLA COMMUNITY SUPPORTS GORILLA CONSERVATION

MEANWHILE IN MISSOURI ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN MISSOURI ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
BUFFALO ON THE TRAIL, IN A TOWN FROM THE 18OOs

MEANWHILE IN OTTAWA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN OTTAWA ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
CLEARING THE SNOWY STREETS IN THE CITY

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND ... FROM THE TRAILSPOTS FB GROUP
CARNIVAL IN SWITZERLAND ... #Wetzikon

MEANWHILE IN MALI ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP

MEANWHILE IN MALI ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP
ON MISSION IN THE DESERT

MEANWHILE IN CONNECTICUT ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP

MEANWHILE IN CONNECTICUT ... FROM THE FB TRAILSPOTS GROUP
A TRAIL BETWEEN WINTER AND SPRING ... IN-BETWEEN!