Today was bright and sunny in Ottawa. But very cold. Minus 20C. So we gave skiing a rest and resumed our 'beach holiday'.
That included a short walk beside the nearby Hog's Back Falls, on the Rideau River, pictured above. The idea behind the name is obvious, but looking at the falls it's a mystery to me how they became so named.
Both black (like our greys) and diminutive red squirrels are abundant here. This bold black one seemed keener to chew a twig than to risk chomping on the evergreen bush to the right of the picture. Carrion crows lurked nearby, trying to spot where the squirrels were hiding their goodies.