Sunday, June 8, 2014

Church Blossoms

This springtime flash of colours can be found along a pathway leading down to Colonel By Drive, in Old Ottawa South. Bank Street crosses over the Rideau Canal a short walk uphill from here.


Also close by were these spring colours. In the background is the front entrance of Southminster United Church. I've shown you the church before, including from this angle, and I went into it yesterday for Doors Open.


Downtown is another church I've shown you before that gets springtime blossoms. Knox Presbyterian Church is the neighbour of City Hall and the Human Rights Monument. These blossoms can be found along its north wall, and stand out nicely against that old stone. I also went inside yesterday for Doors Open. Pics will be forthcoming.




I finish today a short walk away from Knox, with this view at Confederation Park. It's a stark contrast to when the park was ground zero for Winterlude in February.






31 comments:

  1. I especially love the last photo with the pink and the shadow! :)

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  2. I wish we had something like this in town!

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  3. You are right about the winter/spring contrast. Amazing !

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  4. Tulips galore, blossoms blooming everywhere, old, stone buildings - what more could you ask for?

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  5. That second photo, especially, captures the place.

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  6. To each season its pleasures... Pink and lilac aren't too bad! :-)

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  7. Looks like all the trees are happy to have winter gone for a while.

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  8. When you enlarge these shots they look even more splendiferous William.. such a pretty colour.

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  9. Seeing those contrasts makes you feel thankful for the seasons.

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  10. really beautiful with the blossoms!

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  11. @Linda: thank you!

    @VP: I love seeing this part of spring.

    @Stuart: it is so different.

    @Lowell: it is quite a contrast.

    @revrunner: thanks!

    @Ciel: they certainly aren't!

    @Sharon: I would say so.

    @GraceL thanks!

    @Marleen: indeed!

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  12. I look forward to seeing inside these old churches. The spring blooms dress them up nicely!

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  13. Love the Lilacs!! the flowering cherry (?) trees are gorgeous. Ours are all done out here. The blossoms do look great against the stone wall. The trees seem happy. MB

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  14. Your spring flowers are all so vibrantly lush, it's wonderful! Looking forward to your Doors Open photos.

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  15. @Tex: thanks!

    @Judy: both churches were lovely inside. Knox had something inside that quite surprised me.

    @Halcyon: they're much too brief though.

    @RedPat: It certainly does feel fresh.

    @MB: I'm assuming it's cherry trees in these cases.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Hilda: I'll be busy getting them sorted and organized. It was a busy weekend.

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  16. So different from your snow pix!

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  17. These shots are beautiful! Love the lavender color.

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  18. Lovely! We have passed that early stage of spring. And right now we are getting torrential rains!

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  19. I love old churches...and the blooms only add to its beauty.

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  20. These are simply lovely views! It's surprising to see that you're so "far behind" in spring blooms when I thought the Pacific Northwest had a late spring.

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  21. Spectacular line of glorious blossom. And the stonework on those church walls is enchanting.

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  22. After all the WHITE snow you have had for a very long time, it must be great to see GREEN grass and all the lovely PINK. I like this, I would have stopped and enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I'm glad I saw these photos. In some ways I feel like I have missed spring this year in my area so at least I can enjoy yours.

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  24. So beautiful! I especially like the contrast to the stone wall behind the trees.

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