Monday, May 19, 2014

Meowing

This flowerbed at Dow's Lake combines a kind of tulip called Christmas Dream, in pink, with a daffodil called Narcissus Thalia.


Nearby is this bed of yellow and orange.


With more pink standing close by.


Here is the next panel in the series.


And another set of painted tulip sculptures.


You might have been wondering about that post title. This sculpture is painted with cats. Which, of course, are the ultimate life form on the planet.


Today is Victoria Day in Canada. Tomorrow we'll be shifting to another location in the city for some more tulips, and other activities associated with the day.



41 comments:

  1. Being a cat lover and all you must have known that this post title would get my attention, William...well, it did. :) I love the sculpture with the cats on it!!!

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  2. Hope you have a groovy day. We have the following
    Monday off here. Kicks off summer.

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  3. So, soooo pretty! And I agree with you about cats :^)

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  4. I can't help but wonder why a tulip would be called Christmas dream!
    Miaou.

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  5. quel magnifique endroit avec un plus pour les statues tulipes colorees,j adore ;o)

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  6. So pretty. I love the pink and white together. Yes why would one call a Tulip Christmas Dream? Something to ponder. MB

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  7. Another round of beautiful flowers and sculptures. However, I would think painting with cats would be difficult if not dangerous.

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  8. Hope you are enjoying Victoria Day. Thanks for all the tulips. I'm really enjoying them. :)

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  9. Being a cat lover, I specially like that last sculpture. :-)

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  10. Happy Victoria Day, William! And thanks for posting the beautiful tulips and sculptures.

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  11. My cats salute you! What a great sculpture, and, of course, great flora blooming all over Ottawa. Re your comment: I'm not going to tell you which is the "bad" Lowell in the alternate universe. Just be careful! Heh, heh.

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  12. The tulips are gorgeous this year and the cat sculpture is beautiful. I'd love to have that in a big garden just for a conversation piece.

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  13. the cats hiding in the grasses is cute. i really like those various colors of tulips!

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  14. So many gorgeous colors and I can't get enough of those tulip sculptures!

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  15. Linda: meow!

    Whisk: ah yes Memorial Day!

    Tamera: they are wonderful superior life forms.

    Ciel: I have no idea but they are pretty.

    Le Regard: merci!

    MB: some of these tulips have odd names.

    Stuart: if they don't want to stay still they won't.

    Halcyon: thank you!

    Jan: I saw that one and thought it was marvelous!

    EG: thank you!

    Lowell: I keep looking for a mass of mirrors here just so I can have a gag post along those lines.

    Deb: I knew you'd like it!

    Tanya: thanks!

    Jane and Chris: meow!

    Tex: the cats look like they're up to something.

    Lois: thank you!

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  16. I was wondering about the title William.. now it all becomes clear :) your tulip series has been fabulous and the sculptures unique..

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  17. Other seas of tulips, colorful and nice, and those flower-like sculptures are really funny!

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  18. I love the flower combination in the first photo and those orange ones look like a ray of sunshine. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  19. The one with the cats is undoubtedly your favorite! Purrrrfect!

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  20. A real tulip feast!
    Happy Victoria Day!

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  21. Happy Victoria Day! Love all the tulips, whatever their colors or names (though I agree: "Christmas Dream" is curious). And its always nice to see our animal pals honored with art...

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  22. @Grace: thanks!

    @VP: some more than others!

    @Judy: lots more to come!

    @Norma: undoubtedly!

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Kay: I didn't see one with dogs, strangely enough, though I imagine there's one out there...

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  23. Lovely. I really miss the daffodils that grew so profusely in Washington. Thanks for including some.

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  24. I'm loving all the tulips and the wonderful variety on the tulip sculptures.

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  25. Are we going to see fireworks!? ;-)

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!! Those sculptures are so cool.

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  27. I don't think I could ever tire of seeing all these hundreds of thousands of tulips.

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  28. It's amazing how fast the spring flowers come after the snow melts.

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  29. @Mari: you're welcome!

    @Elaine: I'm enjoying showing them.

    @RedPat: a certain kind of fireworks, yes.

    @Krisztina: thanks!

    @Hamilton: I love seeing them each year.

    @Oakland: all it takes is warm weather to really get them out.

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  30. A delightful post William, the tulips must be an amazing sight and I love those sculptures.

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  31. So beautiful! I love tulips. Always wish they lasted a little longer in the spring as they make me happy to see :)

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  32. Tulips! Chicago had cows, we had geckos. . . . nice


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

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  33. My dogs take issue with your praise of cats! Lovely flowers though.

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  34. Love the cats on the tulip!

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  35. I like tulips. it is good to read that you will post more.. I like the first pic most.
    Here in Dubai, tulips are only available at flower shops with expensive prices. : (

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  36. The fields of tulips are great. Unfortunately, tulips don't grow in Florida, and on my trip north, the tulips had already come and gone, so this year the only ones I saw were at florists.

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  37. All of them are so pretty! I have to agree with you about cats.

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  38. I love the sculpture tulips! I had forgotten about them!

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