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16 Oct, 2007

Sunday strolling

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa|Photography

My creation

1. Bird box, 2. Birdy feet, 3. Black-capped chickadee, 4. Up top the ruins, 5. Waiting ever so patiently!, 6. Emma, 7. Bird on head, 8. “Shh, I’m waiting for a chickadee!”, 9. Crevasse in the path, 10. View of the ruins, 11. Walking the wall, 12. Emma and the chickadee

[Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.]

There are so many great things to do here in Ottawa for families – for young kids and old ones too. :) Family fun (not to mention FREE family fun!) is part of why I love Ottawa so much.

4 Responses to "Sunday strolling"

1 | BeachMama

October 17th, 2007 at 8:27 am


Is that Lime Kiln trail? I love that walk. We took a hike through Jack Pine a few weekends ago and Hubby was surprised at all the bird feeding, is this the norm now?

2 | DaniGirl

October 17th, 2007 at 9:15 am


Oh, I’d like to know where that is, too. So lovely! I just had a meeting at the Old City Hall down on Sussex, and was thinking (a) we should go wandering down there more often and (b) there really are a lot of lovely places to wander in Ottawa.

Thanks for the link to the Flickr toys!! Had been there before and forgot all about it!!

3 | porter

October 17th, 2007 at 10:20 pm


My kids and I just fed the chickadees (not in Ottawa of course) a couple of weeks ago for the first time…I had no idea they would eat right from our hands and it was alot of fun. I showed Mouse (my 4 year old) the pictures of the girls with the birds and seed on their hats, now we are going back to try that!

4 | Ann D

October 18th, 2007 at 8:27 am


That looks extremely fun. Looks like you’re having really sunny fall weather.

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