Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July 2, 2008

Interesting how Minto has its own building wrap, custom made just for it.
custom Tyvek
Interesting how it's not made in Canada. But then, maybe they don't make building wrap up here.
ducks in a row
A couple of days ago, we were out for a bike ride and down by the Ottawa River, which is still high for this time of year - all that rain! Peter bikes by here every morning and he said, keep an eye out for a log where ducks are always sitting, and sure enough, there it was. It was raining fairly hard when I took the picture, and still, they were all sitting in a row on that log.
Yesterday, on Canada Day, we decided to hang out at home, rather than fight the crowds downtown. We knew the Snowbirds would be buzzing the Hill at 11 so we went out to see if we could see them go by. And there they were! They even had smoke on for a moment, maybe to test before they got to the Hill. We waited for a while but they didn't come back, but we could hear them off in the distance.
City Hall fountain
We strolled over to Nepean City Hall and except for a few people, the place was deserted. The fountain always looks nice.
City Hall garden
And there is a garden off to one side with some benches in the shade that seems to be a bit neglected this year. There was a sign explaining the garden but that too, is missing. Plus some dorky vandals had broken a couple of slats in the benches. Why do people prefer to destroy things? I don't know.
local bunny
So there I was, sitting out the back, reading, when movement caught my eye and I saw a large brown rabbit slowly hopping by. I stealthily got up and whispered for Peter to please get my camera and then I followed the rabbit around the side of the house.
local bunny
He didn't seem to be in a hurry or on a mission.
local bunny
Peter got a close-up of him. He had really large eyes and small ears.
local bunny
Then he hopped around the corner to our neighbour's front door and went right up on the step.
local bunny
He started going after something in the cracks where the step met the house but we didn't know what it was. I threw him a piece of carrot and he turned and sniffed at it and then completely ignored it, even when he decided it was time to move on. Curious.

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