Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mix Of Colours

Carrying on, the tulips were bright in the mid-day sunshine as I continued through Commissioners Park. 

A low stone wall can be found where the street beyond curves around. In the bed directly below it was a mix of tulip colours, some in full bloom, others getting there. We'll pick up here again tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Paparazzi

These standalone beds west of the main path are the earliest to bloom, and of course they were attracting a lot of attention from the Tulip Paparazzi.

Back to the main beds, which line up along the east side of the park.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tulip Colour

 Picking up where I left off yesterday, east of the Bronson Avenue Bridge, where the Rideau Canal widens into Dow's Lake, there is a large standalone flowerbed here, filled with tulips.

Back across the pathway and continuing on my way, these flowering trees caught my eye, as well as other people.

And then it was into Commissioners Park. It was a Saturday- and very crowded. I was reminded why I prefer to photograph here mid-week. After two years of really just the locals seeing the tulips, the tourists were back, and during the weekends, it's very busy here.

The visitors included a number of nuns.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tulip Views

Today is Victoria Day here in Canada. Take a peek over at my writer's blog today for a post about it.

Heading home one evening, I went into Central Park in the Glebe. There's a small planting of tulips at a tree here.

As well as some along the slope- though I sometimes wonder if their placement here is the work of squirrel gardeners.

A few minutes later this set of tulips in a residential garden caught my eye.

A couple of days later I was heading to Dow's Lake via a different route, taking the Canal pathway from Bank Street and heading west. At this location where I started is a pond that's linked to the Canal, and at one end is a bed of tulips.

My path led me onward, past several gardens where the homeowners include tulips among their plantings.

Sunday, May 22, 2022


 A few days back one morning I was at Lansdowne Park. Around the Aberdeen Pavilion, tulips can be found this time of year, some in the flowerbeds east of the building, others alongside the bushes that line the building on the north and south sides.

East of there where the path leads out towards the Canal are two beds. Here's the smaller one, with trees beyond it just starting to show blossoms.

The larger bed encircles a statue put up at the time of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, with two torch bearers. The Rideau Canal can be seen in the background here.

Taken from the east, these include the Aberdeen Pavilion in the distance.