I made a wonderful discovery today. Hartman's (Independent Grocer), which is a block away from my apartment has done away with their Halloween decorations and are preparing for Christmas. Being so close, I was in the yesterday afternoon and looked at their "seasonal" section, which appeared to have been moved around a little. Items were missing. I thought "could they be preparing for Christmas?!" ...and they are!! Here are two photos from Hartman's today. I will take more soon. And then another from the Royal Oak, which is a local bar franchise throughout Ottawa.
I think I need to clean the lens on my blackberry. That may help brighten some photos. Christmas is blossoming in Ottawa. I can't wait to return to the Rideau Centre on Saturday!
"The bells, the bows and the flashing lights, the mistletoes and the 'Silent Nights. It's all for show, but that's all right. That's not why I love this time of year..."