Downtown in Ottawa, the Rideau Centre is a major retail mall with links to the Ottawa Convention Centre. While it's busy inside, up on the roof we find flowerbeds and quiet paths. It's an oasis of tranquility. Tulips blossom in the flowerbeds during the festival.
The colours are varied and bright.
The tulips in this bed were shaded by trees that were finally seeing their spring blossoms.
And we return again to the tulip beds at Dow's Lake.
Surrounded by violet muscari ameniacum, the tulips in this bed are called Princess Irene.
And this bed of tulips go by the name Leen van der Mark.
Tomorrow I'm stepping away from the tulips for a specific occasion, but I have more of these colours yet to come. Also a reminder to fellow CDP photobloggers: the first of the month is a theme day, and the theme is Zest. If you're stuck on the theme, bear in mind some of the definition of the word: enthusiasm or excitement. That's something open to wide interpretation.