Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Russian Princess

Here Commissioner's Park reaches the north end of Dow's Lake, coming to an end at Preston Street. Tulip beds are in full force.




The pink tulips below are the Russian Princess of the title, a beautiful and delicate flower that contrasts nicely with the other tulips around it.


This panel carries on the story at hand.






40 comments:

  1. Glorious, William. Your first two photos, especially, I find captivating.

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  2. The Tulip photos have been so lovely. I really can't believe that you live somewhere that is so planted with tulips. What a wonderful sight that must be.
    That is not something we see in the desert.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. The Tulips, the Netherlands and you (the Canadians)--Perfect.

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  4. Yes, a lot of people ate bulbs and potato peels and grass in those days...

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  5. More waves of tulips breaking on a beach of green.

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  6. This is really more like some New Netherlands than a Nouvelle-France!

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  7. Love seeing all the tulips! How are they protected from vandalism and people who might try to pick them?

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  8. Since we had not a single tulip return in our gardens this year, I have been enjoying your photo posts, William. And, I also wondered how the beds are protected from any flower pickets...or is that never a problem?

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  9. Linda: thank you!

    Parsnip: we lucked out in that regard!

    Cloudia: indeed!

    MB: thanks!

    Ciel: it was a hard time under occupation.

    Stuart: good imagery!

    VP: it would seem so!

    Norma: it seems people mostly have manners.

    Beatrice: it never seems to be a problem with the tulip beds.

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  10. I'm so glad to see the tulips made it through our crappy winter. Our cherry blossoms were not as beautiful this year.

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  11. Your post definitely made me smile this morning. Many bloggers are posting photos of carpets of spring flowers, and I couldn't be happier at their sight.

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  12. Good grief, you've got acres and acres of these beautiful flowers. They certainly are a glorious sight after a long winter! I do like the Russian Princess very much.

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  13. We so missed the tulip festival whilst in Vancouver/BC. Thanks for taking photos!!!!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  14. Those pink tulips are so beautiful. I think they are my favorite so far.

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  15. I am starting to get jealous that you get to enjoy all these beautiful tulips! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. These are so beautiful William!

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  17. It is amazing to see all the flowers you have shown us!

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  18. @Jackie: our cherry blossoms have been late this year.

    @Kate: they do have an effect of lightening the mood.

    @Lowell: it's such a beautiful shade for a tulip.

    @Jennifer: you're welcome!

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Lois: you're welcome!

    @Luis: I think so too.

    @RedPat: it's a pleasure to show them off.

    @Tex: I quite agree.

    @Sharon: indeed!

    @Judy: it really is.

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  19. Russian princesses could only wish! These are gorgeous!

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  20. The Russian Princess tulips are divine William. They all are, such a magnificent sight planted en masse like this.

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  21. Lovely! How long does the Tulip Festival last?

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  22. I had no idea that Ottawa has so many tulip fields, here are more tulips than in Holland. Wonderful photos, William, thank you!

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  23. Wow, more lovely tulips! I am impressed!

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  24. Wonderful colors again, it's almost a small edition of the Keukenhof.

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  25. Lovely displays of tulips. I also am grateful to you for including the information boards. Thanks William :)

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  26. These do lift the heart and I'm pleased to read that people leave them alone for all to enjoy.

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  27. @Eve: thanks!

    @Grace: it's a reward to many a local for long winters.

    @Cheryl: it ended on Monday, actually, but more shots of tulips to come!

    @Karl: well, we probably don't have that many!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Jan: that's a place I'd love to see for myself.

    @Denise: you're welcome!

    @Kay: it's good manners.

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  28. These are, quite simply, gorgeous.

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  29. I miss having tulips. I hadn't thought about how we used to have them until just now. Pretty, they are.

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  30. Such beautiful tulips.Love the title. Better not see any size 12 footprints in those beds. LOL!

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  31. Thoroughly loved catching up with all your tulips! I'm envious - tulips don't grow here because it's too warm. Of all the tulip varieties you posted, I like the pink and white Russian Princess best. Which is weird because I normally don't like pink.

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  32. So beautiful! I could walk around that area for hours.

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