Seattle is twelve months of mild weather. And nine months of drizzle. Despite the fact that it almost never snows, the amount of gray can be downright depressing.
Ottawa is a stark contrast. Winter brings several meters of snow. But, many cold and clear days. Sunglasses are definitely required – especially with the glare caused by the reflection.
The photos in the attached set are taken in Hog’s Back Park – in the center of Ottawa – one one of the many beautiful, sunny winter days.
I, for one, would much rather have cold, clear days – and a lot of snow – than continuous gray.
See my experience at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdonovan/sets/72157603808033108/