Some spring shots today. I was up on Parliament Hill to photograph the tulip beds in progress, and there were a number of people in kilts and tartans on the lawn. Apparently there's a National Tartan Day that I didn't know about. The only time I've worn tartans was a vest as part of the wedding party for a friend at a traditional Scottish wedding. Fortunately he didn't ask any of the groomsmen to wear a kilt.
These small flowers always bloom first here in Ottawa over a week or two- these are in Central Park in the Glebe.
And these views are taken from Major's Hill Park on a pleasant day. Oddly we've had cooler days since I've taken these shots.
Lovely photos, William, and I really like the kilts and tartans in the Scottish wedding. :)ReplyDelete
Ottawa is beautiful and now, in spring, much more.ReplyDelete
Very impressive building in the 1st pic. I like the Scottish kilts and tartans.ReplyDelete
Nice to see the tartans and kilts, You Canadians are still a bit British, or Scots.ReplyDelete
We have those lovely blue flowers in our garden.ReplyDelete
It's still looking rather cold in Ottawa.
Overall a very pleasant environment. I'd like cooler days. It's going to be 92F here today! If anyone told me I had to wear a kilt, that person would likely be kilt!ReplyDelete
Oh come on William.. you're nice and tall, I bet you would look fab in a kilt!ReplyDelete
Seriously? You've never work a kilt? Bony knees, huh?ReplyDelete
I've seen several of those kilt and bagpipe bands, and some are really good. I like to watch the drummers who twirl those sticks. Good post.ReplyDelete
Early spring with some green grass and leafless trees makes for a good contrast. Throw in a few tartans ad it brightens things up.ReplyDelete
@Linda: tartans are pretty colourful!ReplyDelete
@Tomas: and more spring stuff to come!
@Nancy: the Parliament buildings always are impressive.
@Marianne: there's still a strong influence from all corners of Britain.
@Jan: some days are warmer than others this time of year.
@Lowell: we had rain yesterday- I'm hoping it's done with!
@Grace: thou shalt never see me in a kilt!
@Norma: they are kind of bony.
@Linda: I do like the bagpipes. Apparently after I left the Hill, there was a ceremony.
@Red: it does!
At the party I was at Saturday night I saw one gentleman in full Scottish garb, kilt, jacket, kilt hose and sporran. He was beautifully attired.ReplyDelete
Those blue flowers are very pretty! There is Scottish themed restaurant near our home. Men working there wear kilt as uniform :-)ReplyDelete
Love the flowers, can't wait for the tulips!ReplyDelete
Nature is ready to burst out! The blue flowers are very pretty.ReplyDelete
Spring looks like it is happening.ReplyDelete
The blue flowers are scilla. The tulips are going to be cold when they open unless our weather changes soon!ReplyDelete
There was definitely hints of spring there that day. I do wish it would warm up more don't you?ReplyDelete
National Tartan Day.ReplyDelete
Do you have one?
@Sharon: there's a Scots festival in a small town near here each summer. I should really go down sometime.ReplyDelete
@Tamago: that makes sense!
@Halcyon: I'm eager to get a few days worth of shots in the bag!
@Marleen: I think so too.
@Bill: very gradually!
@RedPat: ah, that's what they are!
@Pamela: it seems slow to do so.
@Janis: I still have the vest, somewhere!
National Tartan Day, who knew....I have worm a kilt once whilst photographing in Scotland...very comfortable I have to say...ReplyDelete
gorgeous blooms. i love the shots through the trees. nice!! ( :ReplyDelete
Very nice photos William! It amazes me that people deny that the climate is changing, when it is happening right in front of them.ReplyDelete
Wearing a kilt is something I haven't experienced yet.
My heart leapt!ReplyDelete
I presume there is a reason you said "fortunately." Love the blue flowers.ReplyDelete
National Tartan Day! I like it!ReplyDelete
I don't think I've ever known a man in a kilt! The flowers you show are very pretty. I'm hoping our weather doesn't turn cold again like yours. I planted my summer garden last weekend...a bit early but the weather's been warmer.ReplyDelete
I have those little blue flowers too, here in my garden in Norway. They are very pretty, and were surrounded by snow last week for a day or two.ReplyDelete
@Geoff: I would be concerned by air currents!ReplyDelete
@Pat: it amazes me too.
@Cloudia: oh boy!
@Mari: I do too.
@Joan: it's a good idea.
@Kay: I just hope things warm up!
@Gunn: they're quite a sight to see.
Lovely views - the spring is arrived.ReplyDelete
It does take its time!Delete
You got away easy, only wearing the vest part.ReplyDelete
If it had been required, I'd have gone with the kilt- and made sure no photographs were taken!Delete