Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Red, White, And Lilac

The tulip beds on Parliament Hill extend over onto the east lawn as well, with the bushes as a good backdrop. Lilacs are among those bushes, as they blossom around the same time as the tulips each year. This brings to a close my tulip festival photos for the year. Have you had an overdose of these things?






44 comments:

  1. I would like to see some real tulips around here... These are gorgeous!

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  2. The good thing also get tired.

    Tomás.

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  3. This was a great series, William, so many fantastic tulips with beautiful colours !
    I tried to count the number of tulips that you showed us, but I lost the count :)

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  4. The last shots with the Parliament buildings in the background was my favorite today.

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  5. Definitely no overdose. They are beautiful and I love seeing them.

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  6. Never. They were beautiful.

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  7. I like the composition of the first photo. It is amazing how they all bloom at the same time. Like clockwork!
    Janis
    GDP

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  8. the red and white are very striking!

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  9. We don't have many (if any) lilacs blooming in Texas, but I used to love them in Illinois. The aroma is so lovely.

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  10. Lilacs and tulips, two of my favorite flowers in one spot!

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  11. The perfume of the lilac combined with the beauty of the tulips, perfect!

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  12. You could do a book of these....

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  13. @Halcyon: so do I!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Tomas: it's been nearly a month!

    @Karl: I photographed a lot of them this year.

    @Jen: thanks!

    @Beatrice: thank you!

    @Revrunner: my reaction too!

    @Lauren: they're a pleasure to see here every year.

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  14. @Country Gal: thank you!

    @Deb: I quite agree.

    @Janis: the planters have to get the job done quickly in the fall, all within a few days.

    @Tex: and very fitting for the Hill.

    @Linda: we have a lot of them here, on public and private properties, and the smell is quite inviting.

    @Sharon: and they turn up at just about the same time here.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @Norma: I'm musing on that idea!

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  15. Something to look forward to each spring.

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  16. Never can overdose on Tulips---bring 'em on!
    MB

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  17. Tulips certainly do well in Ottawa!

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  18. I also like the Lilacs. I watched the girls soccer the other day In Ottawa. I am behind commenting.

    Canada won. A total of 10 goals.

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  19. Well, I guess I'm a bit 'tulipped out' at this point. How about a week of irises now. Have I coined a new word? Tulipped?

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  20. @RedPat: it's very much something I look forward to each year.

    @Linda: so do I!

    @MB: it's been fun showing them off.

    @EG: they do!

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @BIrdman: I've got a few days of odds and ends and spring blossoms, and then I'm diving into Doors Open.

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  21. I'm beginning to wonder if tulip time shouldn't be the only time of the year to visit Ottawa as a tourist! Marvellous William!

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  22. You could do another month of tulips as far as I'm concerned! I suspect they might start looking a little bedraggled soon, though!

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  23. No overdose. You've shown us a very beautiful area that all of us should visit.

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  24. looking forward to seeing other things. Got my fix for this year.

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  25. I would like to have a tulip festival here.

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  26. I must admit that I have never seen so many tulips or so many varieties of tulips in my life. I didn't even know such things existed! Amazing and beautiful photos.

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  27. I think the end & yellow were my favourite...

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  28. No overdose. Almost sad to see them end.

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  29. @Ciel: there's a lot to do here through the year, including music festivals through the summer.

    @Blogoratti: thank you!

    @Cheryl: there's none of them left now!

    @Red: thanks!

    @Gill: something entirely different tomorrow.

    @Marleen: they're wonderful to have.

    @Lowell: thank you!

    @Geoff: thanks!

    @Hamilton: I'm always sorry to see their end too.

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  30. You could have made the one photo of just the lilacs. My favorite next to peonies.

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  31. Catching up on all of your tulip pictures that I missed last week and they are gorgeous!

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  32. I just wish they had a longer blooming season?

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  33. Awwww. Over already? I guess I'll have to wait 'til next year!

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  34. We can never have an overdose of tulips - never!

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  35. You have had seas of tulips up there, William. Very pretty.

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