Thursday, June 5, 2014

Afscheid To The Tulips

It seems appropriate to use that Dutch word today; afscheid means goodbye. All good things must come to an end, and so we come to the last of our tulip shots for the year. A count of the posts brings me up to nearly three weeks worth of these posts. The tulip beds on Parliament Hill were beautiful this year. I paid visits on more than one occasion.


We have ourselves another stray yellow hiding out on the lam among other tulips.



Beyond the main tulip beds, on either side of the base of the Peace Tower are two smaller tulip beds. This is the east one.


And this is the west side, offering a view of the side arch looking into the main entrance.


I leave off with a final shot of tulips and the Peace Tower. It requires getting really low down to the ground to  get this shot in. I hope you've enjoyed this tour of the tulips here, and I look forward to next year, when they'll be back once again to enchant us.



34 comments:

  1. Love this series. That one yellow flower among all the others is awesome!

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  2. I love the last shot! It was a fantastic series! What next? Irises?

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  3. It was a wonderful, and colorful, tour ! And a great finale. Thanks !

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  4. Wonderful shots, William. That's certainly a huge number of tulips. I'll have a few showing from a visit to Dunham Massey on A Bit About Britain soon - but nothing like the number you've pictured. Was the yellow one meant to be there, I wonder - or a nice subversive little rogue?

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  5. Only a word, these tulips are marmellous.

    Tomás.

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  6. All beautiful, but I especially like that next to the last shot. That's the one I'd frame. :-)

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  7. i love that little yellow tulip being different than all the rest, good for him!

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  8. @Linda: it does stand out!

    @Ciel: no, but I do have spring blossoms.

    @Stuart: you're welcome!

    @Mike: every once in awhile a bulb will get mixed in with another crowd.

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @EG: it has been a pleasure to show them

    @Tanya: it is quite different!

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  9. The last shot is a wonderful way to see goodbye to the tuilps for this year.
    "Dag tulpen, tot volgend jaar!"

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  10. The more the better! Gorgeous William.

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  11. Thanks for sharing, William. I had no idea and I wouldn't have imagined that any city would have so many tulips. And I love the stone structures that are graced with such beauty. In that 4th shot, it looks like you've captured some sort of graduating class. :)

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  12. I really have enjoyed seeing all of your tulip pictures, especially since we don't have many down here.

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  13. An amazing set of pictures, I mean all the series. Your last image is simply great!

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  14. Thank you so much for the lovely look at the Tulips. Very enjoyable. Always fun to see the lone tulip marching to his own music. LOL
    MB

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  15. @Jan: thank you!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Lowell: as I recall, it was a visiting class of students. I think one of the local schools has a uniform policy.

    @Lois: it's a pleasure to be showing these ones off.

    @VP: thank you! I decided I had to finish with that one.

    @MB: somehow those rogue tulips seem to catch people's attention!

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  16. just lovely! that last shot is perfect. farewell, tulips!

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  17. I think you've inspired me to buy a bouquet of tulips for the table this weekend.

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  18. Thank you so much for all the tulip blogs! They really have given a lift to each day!

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  19. Thanks for the tour. It was almost as good as being there myself! :)

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  20. I'm going to miss the tulips. My favorite shot is the one with the single yellow tulip. Talk about a standout!

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  21. It's been a wonderful tour, Wayne!

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  22. Bedankt voor de tulpen!
    Thank you for the tulips!

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  23. @Tex: thanks!

    @Sharon: good idea.

    @Cheryl: you're quite welcome.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Norma: it does catch the eye, doesn't it?

    @RedPat: thank you! Wayne?

    @Marleen: you're welcome!

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  24. Farewell tulips! That final shot is spectacular.

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  25. Enjoyed the tulip tour and especially the final shot whoch was definitely worth going low to get!

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  26. Well it has been a wonderful series William.. it's always such a shame that the tulips are so short lived. You have such beautiful flowers to remember them.

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  27. That's the correct word! Beautiful!
    @Petrea: visit Holland!

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  28. This has been a wonderful tulip tour! Thanks for my daily "fix."

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  29. I for one, loved the tulip posts! So beautiful and your photos of them are fantastic.

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  30. The bottom composition is brilliant! Honestly, loved this series.

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  31. Love, love, love that last photo!

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