Here are some photos of the Ottawa river that I have taken from my condo since I've been back. When I got here Dec. 20, the river still hadn't frozen, but here are a few as it gradually closes in.
First that I took was Dec. 24, just starting to freeze up a bit:
Dec. 28, closing in a bit more:
Jan 5, it's probably as frozen as it gets, the rapids stay open. The area around the rapids opens up a bit on warmer days and closes in more on cold ones, it may become more constant as the cold weather hangs in as time goes on:
This is just a photo of the misty conditions out there today at sunset:
I'm still really happy with my condo. As you can tell I love the northwestern view of the river and sky, and I totally love the indoor pool- I swim around 3 times a week. I can also go out the back door and start XC skiing right beside the building, and go pretty much as far as I want in 3 directions along the bike paths and into the conservation area. Not bad for an otherwise urban location!