Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Red, Yellow, White, And Orange

And some pink, as well. Beds of tulips can be found on the Old Ottawa South side of the Rideau Canal, a short walk from my house. In this first shot, a dog is walking his humans (as opposed to the reverse) in the background, crossing Colonel By Drive over to the bike path that overlooks the Canal, behind where I was standing. 





I liked the contrast in homes in the background of this shot.




Tomorrow I'll show you a tulip bed over on the Glebe side of the Canal.



42 comments:

  1. Every city should have an annual explosion of tulips like this!

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  2. I think you have far more tulips in town then here.

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  3. A sea of so many incredible colors...

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  4. I think we only have that many tulips at one place at the Keukenhof: http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/

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  5. I've never even heard of so many tulips in one place. The word, "bucolic," came to mind when I first saw that first shot! Terrific photography, William!

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  6. The people in the houses have a fabulous view of the flowers!
    Jane x

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  7. i like the mix of oranges and reds.

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  8. They really are glorious William, I'm beginning to think I'll have to plant some tulip buds now in time for spring flowering.

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  9. I haven't commented regularly lately, but I want you to know that your tulip photos are wonderfully cheerful and beautiful!

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  10. These are much larger tulip beds than I thought they would be. I didn't realize it was that many.

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  11. The Tulip beds are lovely. A lot of work goes into all that beauty.
    MB

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  12. The ferns make a beautiful backdrop in those first shots. The colors are so vivid!

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  13. @Whisk: I thought so too.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Orvokki: they're my favourite flowers.

    @Tamera: that would be ideal.

    @Marianne: we get an enormous amount in every year.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @VP: and more to come.

    @Jan: a place I would love to see someday. There are also places around British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon that have big fields.

    @Lowell: there really is no shortage of them here.

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  14. @Birdman: this year I didn't happen to see any artists, though I'm sure it was just a matter of timing. They would have been around at some point in the parks painting new canvasses. A couple of artists I know of definitely sell tulip related canvasses at art shows later in the year.

    @Jane and Chris: they certainly do.

    @Tex: so do I.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Grace: right now would be a good time to do so in your part of the world.

    @Kate: thank you!

    @Red: there are so many, and in so many places. I did miss one area I wanted to see- I was in the area, but completely forgot about it until I was long away from it.

    @MB: it's a tremendous amount of work.

    @Kay: they certainly are.

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  15. We are going to have to call you the "tulip man", with so many beautiful flowers on display on your blog.

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  16. The red really pops in these photos. I can't imagine having so much beauty so close to where you live.

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  17. A burst of colour and sunshine!

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  18. It would be great to live in one of those places I see across the street. I could look out the window at a sea of flowers and I wouldn't have to do the gardening.

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  19. They're so beautiful! There are tulips planted on the grounds here every year--the owner is Dutch--but the kids always end up ruining them.

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  20. @Linda: I'll be posting tulip shots well into June, it looks like!

    @Cheryl: thanks!

    @Sharon: it's a pleasure to live so close to them.

    @Linda: indeed!

    @Judy: I'd be hopeless gardening, so seeing them here is nice.

    @Norma: those kids are a nuisance.

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  21. Hi William,

    Your header took my breath away. Wow what color! I lived yrs ago in The Netherlands...love tulips.
    Thanks for the visits to my blog. Taking a break...headed to our mtn place for the summer. Janey

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  22. A burst of loveliness those tulips . Breathtaking is right.

    It is like I am standing right there looking in real life.

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  23. The number of tulips there is amazing, William.

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  24. It's too late here now but you're making me want a bunch of tulips!

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  25. The sweep of colour everywhere is amazing. Love the occasional tree shapes intercepting the colours.

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  26. I love the large groupings of colour. I just sort of toss mine in!

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  27. I would love to live opposite that park, very pretty and very traditional with the colours.

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  28. Those would be a sight to behold, gorgeous!

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  29. @Janey: it was chance that your blog crossed my path- I saw a comment in a blog I follow, so I decided to look your page up.

    @Carolann: it's a pleasure to show them.

    @RedPat: there are so many of them to see. I know I didn't see all the beds this year.

    @Ciel: we'll have to wait for next year, but I've still got quite a few days left of tulip photos.

    @Gemma: so did I.

    @Jennifer: I wouldn't be capable of designing a flower bed!

    @Gill: it's a pretty area to live in. I like it here.

    @Denise: they certainly are.

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  30. Brilliant display, one of the best..

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  31. Just now catching up on your tulip posts I missed over my long busy weekend. They are all so pretty. I may have to plant some tulip bulbs in my yard next year!

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  32. Sabe de uma coisa? O meu sonho é passear por estes belíssimos canteiros de tulipas. Passaria horas contemplando-as e claro iria tirar muitas fotos
    É uma for belíssima e as tuas fotos estão magníficas.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana

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  33. Stunning captures William and I'd have to say the orange and creamy-white bed is my favourite. Unfortunately no tulips in my corner of the world so I'm loving seeing your pics.
    Happy snapping and enjoy your week.

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  34. It's amazing how many tulips bloom in Ottawa every year!

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