Saturday, May 17, 2014


Along the length of the Rideau Canal, tulip beds can be found with various colours blooming.

Down at Lansdowne Park, there are some beds of tulips set on the east side. This year the tulips are mostly yellow, with some red blooms in the mix as well.

These tulips surround a statue that was erected for the Calgary Winter Games in 1988.

Back at Dow's Lake, I leave you with another panel in the series.


  1. I love all the different colours of tulips!

  2. Absolutely Beautiful ! I love Tulips.
    Reminds me of middle to late April when all the California Poppies cover the hillsides around the Antelope Valley. Hill just full of poppies for as far as you can see.
    I wonder if the fires have destroyed them this year.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Ooooooh, absolutely wonderful!!!

  4. Just beautiful. And thanks for that last photo regarding Princess Juliana. As a result, I just read about her life (on the internet). And what a fascinating life it was.

  5. Gorgeous tulips! I liked the sculptures in the last post too. I've been to the tulip festival in the Skagit Valley in Washington several times, and although the flowers are the same the approach is very different. It's interesting to see the tulips in the context of a large city rather than a farming community.

  6. Isn't it just amazing how many different colours they can have. Just beautiful.

  7. You really do have a riot of them! Blooming marvellous!

  8. How wonderful to see sights like these William, merci beacoup for sharing so that we can enjoy them also.. Your first image here is such a delight!

  9. Beautiful… I am a sucker for tulips.. my favorite flower!

  10. Lovely ! Soo pretty . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  11. Linda: it's hard for me to pick a favourite.

    Parsnip: what is happening there at present is terrible.

    Hilda: thank you!

    Stuart: when she passed away there was a memorial service here as well.

    Elaine: I have seen pics of the tulips in the area.

    Marleen: it is a pleasure to show them.

    Ciel: over a million bulbs apparently.

    Grace: thank you.

    Hilary: mine too!

    Country Gal: thank you!

  12. I just can't imagine that many tulips out in the "wild." They sure don't grow like that down this way. Gorgeous.

    Re your comment on Ocala: I laughed out loud! Fun way to start the day!

  13. Plenty of beautiful flowers in amazing colors!

  14. It's an explosion of color and beauty.

  15. I'd hate to want to attempt a counting of all those tulips. One, Two, three...

  16. Gorgeous! I learned about a tulip farm in Virginia but the bloom period was already ending, but maybe next year I'll get a shot like these.

  17. I think I need to plant more tulip bulbs! I want my garden to look like that.

  18. So pretty. I love the colors. We planted over 250 bulbs last fall and they were gorgeous this Spring. MB

  19. @Lowell: every once in awhile I'll see tulips growing in a wooded area, and you know squirrels dug the bulb up, buried it a distance away, and forgot about it.

    @Jane and Chris: they are!

    @Tex: quite so!

    @VP: I'm still taking tulip shots!

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Birdman: counting could take awhile!

    @Linda: I imagine tulips in Virginia would be at least two weeks ahead of us, if not three.

    @Judy: it takes great care... and the absense of squirrels.

    @MB: I love these colours too.

  20. They're all so beautiful! (But I still prefer the yellow!)

  21. Oh how beautiful!! I would love the photograph those!

  22. Now don't those lovely blossoms soothe your sorrow a bit at winter's end? They're just gorgeous!

  23. There must be a ton of cameras and phones being used to take pics all over Ottawa - these are gorgeous!
    I've got my Doors Open map but haven't picked all my choices yet. The Rotman building isn't open though.

  24. Wonderful to see this explosion of colours and great to see Juliana is still honoured overthere.
    Thanks fot sharing all this beauty and enjoy your weekend!

  25. @Luis: I think so!

    @Norma: I prefer the red!

    @Krisztina: I'm lucky to have these at my disposal.

    @Kay: they certainly are gorgeous.

    @RedPat: there are a lot of people today taking pics of the tulips. I look forward to your Doors Open. Ours is a couple of weeks later.

    @Jan: her daughter Margriet still visits from time to time, as do other Royals. The connection still endures all these years later.

  26. I especially love the dark and light pink ones together. Something for everybody!!!

  27. @Cheryl: thanks!

    @Greensboro: there's such a rich variety.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @EG: thank you!

    @Halcyon: that seems to be the consensus.