For natural beauty,
the only thing that Ontario has over BC
is the changing leaves in the fall.
– CBC Radio announcer
(BC’er now living in Toronto)
As a partisan of Alberta’s prairie landscape, a deep appreciator of BC’s west coast, and a somewhat reluctant resident of Ontario, I feel no need to argue the point. Assessing degrees of natural beauty is as silly as, oh, I don’t know, giving marks to figure skating, and who would do that? I would merely point this out: That “only thing” is a big thing.
As the provincial interactive map shows, the Ottawa area is at its peak right now, so I’ll be out and about in the next few days stalking photographs. My favourite shots? The scenes with a mix of colours. Not to be, you know, assessing degrees of beauty. Just to be appreciating every transitory moment.