As part of the Tulip Festival, there are tulips on Parliament Hill. Here on the highest ground on the Hill, a statue of Queen Victoria has tulips at its base. We celebrate Victoria Day as a tribute to her, our Queen when Confederation was enacted in 1867. Compare this statue to this one I've shown you before.
There were a good deal many people about, so it wasn't possible to get pictures without others posing for shots, but it does give you a sense of scale. The groundhog (or groundhogs) that live on this hill didn't have a quiet weekend, with human visitors up around the Queen through each day.
Some bulbs were out, others just waiting to bloom, as you can see in this closeup.
Yesterday, soldiers mounted four Howitzers on the east side of Centre Block for an annual Victoria Day tradition.
It's a twenty one gun salute, and it is loud.
Back at Dow's Lake, here is the next panel in the series.