Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Things That Cheered Me Up On a Dull Day

The weather in Ottawa has been wretched lately - wet and cold. It has been hard to feel very cheerful on these dull, grim days. But at noon today, when I was in the food court downstairs where I work, I saw this person in a Panda suit walking around. I have no idea why he or she was there, but I ran over and asked if I could take a picture. The Panda nodded and posed. Afterward, we "high-fived" and I was laughing so hard I nearly missed his paw.

On my way home, despite the grey skies and cold wind, my mood was lifted again when I saw this beautiful row of flowering trees (cherries? apples?) in full bloom. Who could not be happy seeing them?

These wonderful, colourful bears were on display in the Bay (of course, since they have the Hudson Bay blanket colours). They looked like good buddies just hanging out together. Very cheerful!

When I was walking through the Byward Market this evening, I saw this amazing little car decorated to look like a cat. The license plate even says "PURRS". Isn't it fabulous?


Ronna said...

This is why living in the city is so much fun! I just love that car. I need those whiskers and "eyes" for my vehicle. And those Hudson Bay critters? I'm not sure they're bears...I think they might be sock monkeys...and if they are, I think I might want one!

Knatolee said...

Ronna needs that car. And I need that panda! This weather is totally depressing.

Deb said...

Oh my God, I want that car. Deb=^..^=x4