Beautiful scarves in Ottawa

I’m somewhat selective about reblogging but this idea is so heartwarming that I felt I just had to share.
Being homeless is never easy, but being homeless in Canada in the dead of winter can be downright fatal.
On his blog, A Few Images, Frozen Into Time, Nelson shares some shots about a good samaritan in Ottawa who is trying to make a difference. Please have a look:

A few images, frozen into time

X-DSC_0059_6466 -1A mystery Samaritan started some kind of tradition when the Polar Vortex hit us full throttle in January of 2014. Someone knitted a few scarves, toques and mittens and left those for the homeless people of Ottawa on statues near Parliament Hill. They were dropped on the statues with a note “I am not lost, if you are stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm

The Polar Vortex has not hit us yet in 2015 but the tradition is back, beautiful scarves all over the places. I did not look at all the statues on Parliament Hill but I suspect that there are close to 30 scarves and toques or hats, on statues, free for the homeless. And more amazing, nobody is stealing and they are beautiful.

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World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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14 Responses to Beautiful scarves in Ottawa

  1. What a wonderful idea – it’s lovely to know that there a still a few warm hearts out there ….

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  2. reocochran says:

    I like this great idea for statues in the Winter, Norm! The re-blog was a great idea!

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  3. Phil Taylor says:

    That’s awesome. I’m inspired. I’m going to buy some hats and gloves to donate today.

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  4. Very thoughtful. And colorful.

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  5. Colline says:

    I think this is a beautiful idea.

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  6. What a beautiful heartwarming idea

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