Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two Locales

Tulips were starting to show in the flower beds on Parliament Hill. These shots were all taken on the weekend before last.


They were also starting to show in some of the tulip beds at Major's Hill Park, where the National Gallery, Parliament Hill, the U.S. Embassy, and the Chateau Laurier are in the background of these shots. I was here in the park again on Sunday, and there was a big difference.

32 comments:

  1. They're getting so colorful. As they come into bloom the beds are beginning to look very lush.

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  2. What delights! I like the spaces and the dignity of the buildings

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  3. Wonderful photos, William !
    I love the red tulips !

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  4. Besides all these tulips, Netherlands sends you every year 10,000. You have a lot right ?.

    Tomás.

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  5. All the tulips compliment the buildings and make everything look beautiful. I bet the groundskeepers have their hands full during this time.

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  6. Love the way you've incorporated the wonderful architecture in the background William, most of which I now recognise :)

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  7. so beautiful! I love tulips!

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  8. @Kay: they look beautiful as they bloom.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Karl: I do too.

    @Tomas: yes, we get a good many each year as a gift from the Dutch. And there are many bought by the government.

    @Bill: I expect they are busy.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Hilary: I do too.

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  9. These gorgeous flowers certainly do dress up your city and its many beautiful buildings!

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  10. Love the range of close up and distance!

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  11. Think you'll get photos of all of them?

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  12. Neat idea to show the progression of tulip development.

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  13. I love the greens and reds!!!

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  14. @Lowell: they do, yes.

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Norma: that might be impossible!

    @Red: I thought so myself.

    @Sharon: that's what they look like.

    @Linda: as do I.

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  15. Love that last flower bed look as well as the others. Thank you for sharing..

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  16. I think it was not until now ( 2016) that I realised that there are sooooo many different types and colours, when it comes to Tulips. I hope you have some at home too.

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  17. Love how these flowering tulips create a river of colour through the green.

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  18. They should be great this holiday weekend!

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  19. i really enjoy how you captured the area building the background, love that glass building. so cool!! ( ;
    no joke about the Yellowstone mishap i shared on the blog today, that is so nuts, i hope i can see the results in the case, i will be interested to know. so silly. i don't understand why folks say or think they need to feed wild animals. it is so crazy/scary.

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  20. Smashing pictures William, I particularly like the first two...

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  21. @Carolann: you're welcome.

    @Gunn: we don't have any tulips on the property where I live- I don't think anyone's a gardener- but there are tulips in nearby flowerbeds.

    @Marleen: it certainly is!

    @Gemma: they do have that effect.

    @RedPat: yes, they will. Some years by the holiday weekend they're almost all gone. Not this year.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Geoff: so do I.

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  22. Is it redundant to repeat gorgeous?

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  23. I was going to say gorgeous too, but now I will just say "wow!"

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  24. Yep, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ;) True!

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  25. I love tulips and have absolutely no luck in growing them.

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  26. Gorgeous photos, William, combining the tulips and the grounds they are on, plus the buildings. Wow!

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  27. @Mari: not at all.

    @Lois: thanks!

    @Denise: they are.

    @Debs: I would be out of luck.

    @Lynette: thanks!

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  28. Can't imagine what they're like in person!

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  29. The photos with the National Gallery, Parliament Hill, the U.S. Embassy and the chateau in the background are wonderful.

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  30. My favorite flower. You should enter your photos in a contest.

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