Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Finally Spring in Ottawa!

Well Winter started on 24 November 2013 with the first snowfall and finally on 31 March 2014 it came to an end.

It was long and very cold, we had one of the longest skating season on the Rideau Canal and Ice Fishing on the many rivers and lakes. Now its Sugar Bush time, the Maple trees sap will start running with the cold nights and warm days, a sure sign of Spring.

So we need a little dance music to celebrate the New Season.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote le Devin du village, presented to King Louis XV in October 1752 at Fontainebleau.



I will write shortly about the two new exhibits I am involved in at the Canadian War Museum on paintings from the Canadian War Memorial Fund of Lord Beaverbrook. The two exhibits open on 10 April to the public in Ottawa.

http://www.warmuseum.ca/event/witness-canadian-art-of-the-first-world-war/


http://www.warmuseum.ca/event/transformations-a-y-jackson-and-otto-dix/




6 comments:

  1. I can't believe I'm saying this: I LOVE the music. Although I did find it very difficult to dance to. Would you say it's a samba, cha-cha, or would a Texas two-step have been more appropriate?

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    1. LOL, I think it is called a Gavotte.

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  2. We've been promised some Spring weather this weekend too. Don't know if it will melt all our snow though. Looking forward to your posts about the War Museum exhibits.

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    1. The links give you a preview of what it will be.

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  3. Ah, yes, the dance Carly Simon mentioned in "You're So Vain" when she 'wasn't' referring to Warren Beatty.

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  4. I hope the delight of spring brings relief and joy to you.

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