Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ducks And Tulips Along The Water

Further east along the Rideau Canal, tulip beds can be found in sight of the Bank Street Bridge, by the pond that is linked to the Canal. You've seen the pond from time to time in shots I've taken from there. Here's the view of the bridge.


The tulips in these beds are not as densely organized as those at Dow's Lake, but they are pretty. When I photographed them, blossoms from spring trees had fallen around them and into the water.


Here at the west end of the pond we have the other set.


Two ducks were resting nearby in the grass.



39 comments:

  1. Both styles of the plantings are wonderful but I rather like less dense plantings. They are super charming.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. The most important street of Ottawa is the Bank Street, right ?

    Tomás.

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  3. I expected some pictures of our King and Queen in Ottawa :)

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  4. The tulips are blooming, but that road still shows signs of this past winters woes. :-)

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  5. I love these shots.. Tulips are my favorite!

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  6. I wonder if the ducks like the tulips...

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  7. They look very pretty whether scattered or en masse William.. they especially look pretty in a vase on my table :)

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  8. What a lovely spot for a morning walk.

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  9. i like the natural setting of these tulips. :)

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  10. @Linda: their drakes were swimming close by.

    @Parsnip: these beds qualify!

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Tomas: it's one of the primary streets, yes.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Marianne: unfortunately I couldn't get downtown yesterday. The King and Queen were laying a wreath at the War Memorial, but today they're off to other destinations.

    @Revrunner: it was a tough winter. Road crews here are still catching up!

    @Hilary: mind too.

    @VP: well they don't eat them!

    @Grace: I'm sure many think the same.

    @Judy: it certainly is.

    @Tex: I do too.

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  11. they have a beautiful napping spot!

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  12. Another gorgeous part of Ottawa! I really love your city (especially in the summer)!

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  13. this looks like a very pretty place for an afternoon stroll. I love that fourth shot with the little tree in it.

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  14. Sometimes the beds overwhelm. This one you can just sit back and take the tulips in... gently, at your leisure.

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  15. The bridge is real nice and the walk around is lovely and of course the tulips.

    Have a nice day.

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  16. I could sit there and read, all afternoon.

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  17. @Tanya: they do!

    @Lowell: it is a good city to live in.

    @MB: thanks!

    @Sharon: it's popular here for walkers.

    @Birdman: these ones are quite gentle.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Whisk: fortunately there are park benches!

    @Cheryl: I've always thought so.

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  18. What a lovely place to spend a little time.

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  19. so pretty. i am not going to kill for clear skin but i get your humor there. ha. ha!! i just wish i could be like ones of those people who has perfect skin. that would be a big dream. i guess things could be worse. are you always funny? that is a perfect quality. i always try to be silly. it make life and your day go quicker. ( :

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  20. You are so lucky to have such a glorious display to tulips everywhere. They are beautiful!!

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  21. The ducks have a peaceful spot!

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  22. I'm beginning to think that Ottawa should get some sort of a tulip nickname!

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  23. Our newspaper mentions today that our king and queen were welcomed in Rideau Hall! Maybe they will visit the tulips too :)

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  24. a perfect Spring day to shoot those photos.

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  25. This looks like a lovely spot William although it's in the city...

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  26. I'm amazed at the variety you show. Everyday there's something different.

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  27. @Denise: it certainly is.

    @Beth: I try to be funny!

    @Lauren: they're such a great way to see in the spring.

    @RedPat: that pond tends to be quite popular with ducks and geese.

    @Ciel: I'm surprised it doesn't already.

    @Marleen: they did make the paper here, which was very nice. Yes, Rideau Hall would be expected in this sort of visit. In all the time I've been here, I've never photographed there! I really should remedy that.

    @Gill: it was.

    @Geoff: there are quite a lot of places like this here, particularly with so many biking trails.

    @Red: and still more to come.

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  28. Bet you are really enjoying these colorful spring days. I was wondering how long the blooms will last.

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  29. It looks so peaceful there.

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  30. Ducks and tulips...so much better than snow!

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  31. Lovely colours, in a beautiful setting

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  32. I'm thinking some squirrels may have helped themselves to a few tasty tulip bulbs here. ;))

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