Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Mixture Of Colours

I left off with the ducks yesterday; they were near these beds on the west side of the lawn.

In this part of the park, most of the beds border the east side of the park.

There were several varieties side by side, with bulbs named for Canadian cities. These two feature Calgary and Ottawa named bulbs.

This is a good spot to leave off with, the flower beds below this low stone wall in the park. We'll pick up here tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Critters And Tulips

I returned again to Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake a few days back, early in the morning to see how things were coming along. Photographers were present amid the rows of tulips, as we can see here and in posts to come.

Someone came out from her nearby home to say hello. I think I've seen this particular supreme life form here before.

The two ducks on the other side of the path kept an eye on her, but she was far more interested in attention from passing lowly humans.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tulips In The Park

The Tulip Festival wrapped up yesterday, but I have plenty more shots to come, going into June.

Here is more from Major's Hill Park today, starting with a close up of tulips in the flowerbed I finished off with in yesterday's post.

The other flowerbed here at the end of the park has Notre Dame and the National Gallery as backdrops, depending on the angle you photograph from.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Splendid Colour

It's Victoria Day today, so I shall be scarce, but will catch up tomorrow.

Returning now to Major's Hill Park, I took these on the same day as my previous last three posts, since the park is close to both spots. Tulips could be found around and behind Colonel By's statue. 

This view is at one of the east side entrances into the park, with the American embassy as a backdrop.

I liked how the blooms in this bed mixed with the blossoming tree above.

And this bed is one of the two beds on the north end of the park, with the National Gallery's glass tower as its backdrop.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Leaning Tower

Picking up where I left off yesterday, these are the tulips in the east flowerbed at the base of the Peace Tower.

Coming down onto the lawn, I took in the tulips found here at the north edge. My shots included a ground level shot with a skewed angle that I liked. Tomorrow I'll take you over to the next spot I visited on this day.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


After crossing Wellington Street from where I took the last of yesterday's shots, I walked towards one of the entrances into Parliament Hill. The Galahad influenced statue that honours the gallant sacrifice of Henry Harper stands here. Tulips in planters line the street to either side.

Tulips are also found in the flower beds at the north end of the lawn, on both the west and east sides, in front of Centre Block. The red ones have bloomed ahead of others in the mix.

There are a couple of flower beds at the base of the Peace Tower, which are filled with tulips at the moment. I have more from here tomorrow.