A calm, fine evening this evening, with the poplar trees making perfect reflections in the Rideau, the surface of the water tinged pink by the sunset. To the delight of my visitors from overseas, a beaver swam in circles, slapping its tail on the water and diving when it noticed we were there. A flock of geese took off from the lawn beside the newly named John G. Diefenbaker building. We looked for groundhogs on Maple Island but only found their holes.
Frost is forecast for tonight with the temperature probably dropping to 0º.