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last visit to Ottawa, a winter’s walk

 Mum lives in Britannia, near the Ottawa River.

 2 Canada geese, of the hundreds, on the river

 Two nests – one in a tree and the other on the 11th floor of the highrise – Mum’s

Cuteness. Once I would have scoffed. Now I relate.



2 Responses to “last visit to Ottawa, a winter’s walk”

  1. Lani says:

    Stunning photos, Beth. And great that you can still stop and breathe in the beauty between traumas.

  2. Beth says:

    Thanks, Lani. It's a blessing that Mum lives near the river; I try to walk there every day, until Ottawa is just too freezing.
    Patsy just sent me a card; on the front is written, in very nice script, "Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe." I told her I'm going to suspend it from a chain and wear it around my neck.

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