Monday, May 18, 2015

Taking In The Tulips

Today is Victoria Day here in Canada, so odds are I'm not around. I will have to play catchup tomorrow. It's also the final day of the Tulip Festival, but more of these shots are yet to come. This first shot is another perspective of the last tulip bed from yesterday's post. Dow's Lake can be glimpsed in the background- and I noticed the hint of spring blossoms in a tree on the far shore. I see I've also captured another member of the tulip paparazzi photographing at the left.

These tulip beds offer up differing vantage points for the discerning photographer, such as the path behind this set.

Or the quiet street on the other side of this tulip bed. I always like photographing here- the stone wall's a great backdrop.


  1. Gorgeous array of lovely tulips.

  2. These are so pretty! I love the odd scattering of red blossoms in that top shot...and the purple ones in the bottom.

  3. LOVE these! And Victoria was quite a queen and well worth celebrating!

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    ALOHA from Honolulu,

  4. I do not think that they can be more beautiful !


  5. superbe ces champs de tulipe et bonne "Victoria Day"

  6. beautiful I especially like your 2nd shot

  7. Nice shots of the tulips again.
    I haven't seen so many tulips in one place overhere this year.

  8. I almost thought I saw some strange tulips popping ut in the first photo!

  9. Great to see people out enjoying the tulips.

  10. Oh absolutely William, the possibilities are endless.. Happy Victoria Day celebrations..

  11. So beautiful! I wish I was there.

  12. I love the quietness of photo #2.


  13. All those Tulips you've been sharing really are incredible! I never knew about them, or the story behind them, til I started reading your blog.

  14. really love the colors. enjoy your day!

  15. It's cool that you can have a main theme and a secondary theme as in the paths or roadways.

  16. I love the lavender and white in the first shot.

  17. I just LOVE seeing those pretty tulips! If I were there, I'd be one of the tulip paparazzis :-) Great capture of spring blossoms on the far shore. I can see lovely reflection on the lake, too!
    Happy Victoria Day!

  18. I'm amazed at the wide variety of colors! And your header is could get lost in those tulip beds! Hope you're having fun, whatever you're doing!

  19. Enjoy your day, William. Beautiful tulip pics - I like that stone wall too.

  20. I find the colour combinations of the last photo very striking.

  21. All of your tulip shots are beautiful. Enjoy the rest of the holiday!

  22. Que tulipas maravilhosas! E as suas fotos ficaram perfeitas
    Um abraço e boa semana

  23. Lovely shots William. I especially like the lavender color in the first picture.

  24. THat first one is hilarious! Too many photographers!

  25. I like the purple and white ones best.

  26. Now I'm hearing Tiptoe through the Tulips in my head.

  27. Hope you had a great day yesterday and took tons more photos of the gorgeous tulips!

  28. @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: every once in awhile you see one odd tulip among a crowd of other colours, but in this case, the top one is a mixed bed.

    @Cloudia: it's a day taken quite seriously here!

    @Tomas: they're a pleasure to see each year.

    @Olivier: merci!

    @Jen: thanks!

    @Jan: I know that big place Keukenhoff has a lot.

    @Marianne: plenty of unusual tulips here!

    @Revrunner: it really brought out the crowds this year.

    @Grace: thank you!

  29. @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Janis: so did I.

    @Gnome: it was a wonderful idea to make a festival of it. And we've got a photographer to thank for that.

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Red: that part of the city's very pretty this time of year. Oddly, decades ago, this park was industrial land.

    @MB: thank you!

    @Sharon: I'm thinking I may use that for my spring header image next year.

    @Tamago: there were plenty of tulip paparazzi around this year.

    @Lowell: it was a long day, but fun too.

  30. @RedPat: it does make for a good photo backing.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Gill: me too.

    @Hamilton: thanks!

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @Lois: as did I.

    @Jennifer: oh, yes, but that's to be expected.

    @Randy: thank you!

    @Linda: I'd better not look that up on youtube, or I'll have it in my head all day.

    @EG: oh, I got quite a lot of photos yesterday.

  31. How I wish I could see these in person! Beautiful!

  32. Hope you had a wonderful day! These are heavenly!

  33. Oh my gosh, they are just so incredible!!!