Friday, May 15, 2015

First Blooms

These beds of tulips at Commissioner's Park are always the first to bloom at Dow's Lake.



The tulip beds above can be seen in the background of this group of daffodils growing out of the grass by the parkway.




44 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to see so many tulips together.
    Beautiful !!
    Hugs

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  2. So beautiful to see different colors of flowers in one place!

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  3. Wonderful posting!

    Happy Friday from me in Norway.

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  4. A true and magnificent feast for the eyes!

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  5. Tulips are such beauties. Their time is so fleeting though.

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  6. Mass planting always look so spectacular, the tulips and daffodils make a wonderful display William.

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  7. It doesn't get much better than that. Spring is there.

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  8. le printemps explose chez toi

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  9. funny, orange is not one of my favorite colors, but i sure was drawn to the orange tulips!

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  10. I love these patches of color!

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  11. It looks very attractive with all the blooming flowers.

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  12. Beautiful beds, a good job has been done!

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  13. I will get to Ottawa one day for the tulips!

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  14. @Whisk: thanks!

    @Orvokki: and there are so many.

    @Weekend: it really is.

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Revrunner: I think so too.

    @VP: they certainly are.

    @Birdman: yes, a couple of weeks or so, and they're done.

    @Hilary: thank you!

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  15. @Luis: thanks!

    @Grace: they brighten things up beautifully.

    @Peter: it certainly is.

    @Olivier: it certainly has exploded!

    @Tex: Orange works very well with flowers.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Marianne: the tulip beds really are well taken care of.

    @Karl: I do think so!

    @Jackie: the gardens are always here, and you're not far away.

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  16. Just what I have been waiting to see!

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  17. Lovely tulips! I think it's too warm down here for them though I have seen them in a few places.

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  18. The scale of these beds is amazing!

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  19. Vary pretty! I remember admiring your tulip pictures last year.

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  20. @Judy: I figured there was anticipation.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Cheryl: the climate has to be right.

    @RedPat: and there are a lot of tulip beds.

    @Linda: they're a highlight of my year.

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  21. Tulip season is over in Haninge now but it was a colorful few weeks just like in your photos.

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  22. Spring, when it comes in Ottawa, comes in great glory!

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  23. It's a good reminder of the appreciation the Dutch have for us.

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  24. I think I may have said it before: blooming marvellous!

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  25. love would to take a trip up to see them all. Did you forget to mention the other delightful yellow flower that EVERYONE can grow with ease........dandelions!!

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  26. love all the colors. i wonder how long it takes to get all those in line like that. do they have a ruler or what? a planter or whatnot? happy weekend!! ( :

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  27. Such colorful blooms, William, and thanks for the info in the previous post. I have been remiss in daily blog reading lately due to all our family related travels and moving. Thanks, as always, for your comments on our blog...much appreciated.

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  28. @Stefan: the colours here are so rich... I love seeing them every year.

    @Lowell: it certainly does.

    @Red: yes, it is.

    @Marleen: in abundance.

    @Ciel: it does qualify in this case.

    @Gill: yes, plenty of those too. I actually have a dandelion shot that I'm holding in reserve for a theme day later in the year.

    @Beth: the ground crews do it in the fall- it takes awhile, and there is a bit of staggering in terms of how long one bed will take to come out.

    @Beatrice: thank you!

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  29. Nice to see spring has really reached you with it's wonderful colors.

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  30. Such a beautiful sight in the spring. I really need to go see these some day. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

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  31. Lovely. It certainly didn't take them long once your weather warmed.

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  32. A photographer's delight. Looking forward to your series on tulips!

    Janis
    GDP

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  33. Hooray! You're actually getting spring, and a pretty one at that!

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  34. A wonderful time of year for flower lovers!

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