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Meanwhile in #Canada....

( #Sign seen in a #hockey rink in #Ottawa. )
 
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Some XC skiers seen while skiing on Valentines Day in #Gatineau Park, near #Ottawa, with @Kathryn Barr

#skiing #ski #winter #xcski #xcskiing
 
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Bullrushes in the winter, seen while skiing on Valentines Day in #Gatineau Park, near #Ottawa, with @Kathryn Barr.

#skiing #ski #winter #xcski #xcskiing
 
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Long shadows in the trees, while skiing on Valentines Day in #Gatineau Park, near #Ottawa, with @Kathryn Barr.

#skiing #ski #winter #xcski #xcskiing
 
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Scenes from skiing on Valentines Day in #Gatineau Park, near #Ottawa, with @Kathryn Barr.

#skiing #ski #winter #xcski #scskiing
 
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So we had a bit of #snow here in #Ottawa overnight, about 30 cm fell.

#winter
 
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Skiing in #Gatineau Park today, near #Ottawa, with @Kathryn Barr. We did about 13 km, all off it in the hills.

The rodent is an American Red Squirrel.

#winter #ski #XCski #XCskiing #skiing
 
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Seen on the Rideau Canal yesterday in #Ottawa. Not a good sign, really.

#winter #skate #ice skating #skating
 
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Scene from a #snowshoe trek in #Ottawa. That is not #snow, all #ice, which is why it shines like that.

#winter
 
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#Snowshoeing today in Andrew Haydon Park with @Kathryn Barr. Temperature was -13°, windchill was -23.

#winter #Ottawa #snowshoe
 
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Me #skating the Rideau Canal today. Photo by my friend Jane.

#winter #Ottawa #video #skate #iceskate #iceskating
 
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#Skating the Rideau Canal today with my friend Jane. She is wondering why it takes so long to take one photo!

#winter #Ottawa #video #skate #iceskate #iceskating
 
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#Skating the Rideau Canal today at the Bank Street Bridge.

#winter #Ottawa #video #skate #iceskate #iceskating
 
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#Skating the Rideau Canal today and saw this official sign. It neglected to mention the number of hospital visits. Fun fact: we have a paramedic station right on the ice.

#winter #Ottawa #video #skate #iceskate #iceskating
 
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#Skating the Rideau Canal today. The green-roofed building is the hotel Chateau Laurier.

#winter #Ottawa #video #skate #iceskate #iceskating
 
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Just got back from #skiing Pine Grove in the #Ottawa greenbelt with @Kathryn Barr. Temperature -14°C, windchill -18. Nice sunshine, though.

#ski #XCskiing #winter
 

The Girl With The Pink Rucksack Skis Gatineau Park


@Kathryn Barr and me, skiing in Gatineau Park. This was our first ski in the park in 2019. The temperature was -6°C with almost no wind.



#ski #skiing #XCskiing #winter #Ottawa #Gatineau
 
@Kathryn Barr and me today on the Rideau Canal #iceskating



#winter #Ottawa #video #skate #iceskate
 
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@Kathryn Barr and me out #skiing today in the #Ottawa greenbelt. Temperature was -12°C and windchill was -16.

#winter #ski #xcski #xcskiing
 
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Got out to do 4 km of #skiing, breaking trails this afternoon, once the temp came up to -16°C and the windchill improved to only -22.

#ski #xcski #xcskiing #Canada #Ottawa #winter
 
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Rideau River in #Ottawa just after #sunset this evening.
 
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#Tree covered in #ice, the result of last night's freezing rain in #Ottawa.

#weather #meteorology #winter
 
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What does the well-dressed citizen of #Ottawa wear when it is -8°C and a -19 windchill? A smile! Model @Kathryn Barr demonstrates.

#weather #meteorology #happysnaps
 
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Some nice #cirrus #clouds over #Ottawa today. The photo also shows how little snow and ice there is on the ground right now. That green stuff on the ground is #grass. We had +7°C last night and lots of rain and then a flash freeze, so no #skiing!

#weather #cloud #meteorology #happysnaps
 
New #video of @Kathryn Barr and I skating on the Rink of Dreams in #Ottawa yesterday. It seems that everyone else had the same idea! It was busy!



#skate #iceskate #iceskating
 
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There are things that #worry me and this is one of them.

#Ottawa #sign #LOL (I think)
 
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Seen in #Ottawa yesterday on a walk, #Mallard #ducks. These are "welfare" ducks that refuse to fly south and live on human handouts all #winter.
 
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Me doing a #freesoftware presentation to an audience at the #Ottawa Public Library in Orleans. This was part of the #NationalCapitalFreeNet series, called "Saved with a Click". Photo by @Kathryn Barr who was there, too.
 
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Yesterday @Kathryn Barr and I had a short weather window with nice snow on the ground, decent temperatures and good skiing, at least until the freezing rain and later rain arrived and wrecked it all. So at least #skiing officially started ... and ended.

#winter #snow #ski #XCski #Ottawa
 
The #Sens had a great game last night as well, hanging on to defeat the #PittsburghPenguins #Ottawa #Sens #Hockey
 



View from the Huron Lookout in #Gatineau Park today, looking southwest, near #Ottawa. It was hazy with a system rolling in at +5°C. The "white" is a light dusting of #snow as #winter is just about here now.
 
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A nice new set of DVDs for free distribution at #NationalCapitalFreenet in #Ottawa. I have been doing this award-winning program for ten years now and have given away over 3,500 DVDs. It's just my way of contributing to the free software movement.

There are DVDs for:

* Ubuntu
* Xubuntu
* Lubuntu (both the current LTS and also 18.10 with the shiny new LXQt desktop)
* Puppy Linux (for 32 bit users)
* All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit (for #Windows users - we go through a lot of these)
* Best of Free Windows Software

Plus cards about the same, for people who no longer have optical drives.

* More info on the Linux distros.

#Linux #Ubuntu #Lubuntu #Xubuntu #PuppyLinux #freesoftware
 
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A nice new set of DVDs for free distribution at #NationalCapitalFreenet in #Ottawa. I have been doing this award-winning program for ten years now and have given away over 3,500 DVDs. It's just my way of contributing to the free software movement.

There are DVDs for:

* Ubuntu
* Xubuntu
* Lubuntu (both the current LTS and also 18.10 with the shiny new LXQt desktop)
* Puppy Linux (for 32 bit users)
* All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit (for #Windows users - we go through a lot of these)
* Best of Free Windows Software

Plus cards about the same, for people who no longer have optical drives.

* More info on the Linux distros.

#Linux #Ubuntu #Lubuntu #Xubuntu #PuppyLinux #freesoftware
 
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#Sign seen in #Ottawa. I should note this is an area where #dogs have been attacked by #coyotes, but only when let off-leash. I should also note that dogs are not allowed off-leash in this area and there are lots of signs to remind people of that. Dog owners want something done about the "coyote problem". The coyotes live here, it is their home,as the NCC signs now note. I want something done abut the off-leash dog problem, but then the coyptes seem to have that one under control.

#Ottawa #dog #coyote
 
I think this season, Ottawa might surprise a few. Yes they lost Karlsson and Hoffman-who I hated seeing leave- but no matter how many leave #Ottawa, they still manage to come through. #Ottawa #Hockey #Canada
 
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We are in the "in-between time" here in #Ottawa. Our #sailboat is still in the water for a few more weeks, but today @Kathryn Barr and I walked up to the local arena and went #ice #skating, so #winter isn't that far away.
 
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A #sign seen in #Ottawa today at a #SalvationArmy #Church. I have a bunch of problems with this sign. My main philosophical problem is that it describes a god who is not omnipresent and therefore is clearly not the god of Christianity, who is usually understood as being omnipresent.

Of course if you accept that the Christian god is actually omnipresent, then clearly you don't have to go to any church, as he is everywhere, including where you are now.

#religion
 
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One of the features of #autumn in #Ottawa is that all the fields are full of these tiny purple Astir# flowers.

#horticulture #flower
 
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