Wanderings Of A Canadian Loon Through The National Capital And Beyond
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Flowerbeds On The Roof
There are tulip beds on the rooftop at the Rideau Centre, a shopping mall downtown. All around might be busy, but these gardens and pathways offer a bit of tranquility. And the occasional presence of gulls.
Beautiful series...I love the colours and angles.ReplyDelete
One beings to wonder: is there anywhere that tulips aren't planted??ReplyDelete
There's tulips even in the soup, as we say in Spain. (just kidding).ReplyDelete
I expect to read that Ottawa was overtaken by tulips, there are sooo many :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful colours everywhere, William !ReplyDelete
I love rooftop gardens. Perhaps we can nudge them to plant edibles! Not as pretty, but tasty!ReplyDelete
How lovely to put in a rooftop garden. I continue to be in awe of your tulip photos.ReplyDelete
Funny they have them on a rooftop, tulips everywhere.ReplyDelete
So beautiful. How nice the shopping mall offers such a peaceful space!ReplyDelete
Nature has been spectacular for you this summer with all that floral beauty, even on roof tops!ReplyDelete
@Kay: we have so many places.
@Tomas: interesting expression!
@Bill: Washington has its cherry blossoms. We have tulips!
@Janis: I imagine they plant flowers here soon that last through summer.
@Marianne: it is a good spot for them
@Tamago: it is a good use of the space.
That's an excellent example of green scaping. It doesn't replace what was destroyed when the mall was put in but is better than nothing.ReplyDelete
Tulips, tulips everywhere and well-placed they are with their various colors. I'm a bit confused about the roof tulips. Is that easily accessible for the public...I mean who goes looking for tulips on roofs? :)ReplyDelete
That is quite a roof garden!ReplyDelete
You really have tulips everywhere. It has to be wonderful to see.ReplyDelete
Nice to see the gulls have their own field between all the tulips bed ... :-)ReplyDelete
What a mix of colours!ReplyDelete
@Kate: it was a good tulip season.ReplyDelete
@Red: I wonder what was there before the mall was built. And as a strange turn of events, today there was a sink hole opening up right outside the place.
@Lowell: I wonder how many people do know about it, but the roof is very easily accessible from several spots.
@RedPat: it is, yes.
@Orvokki: that it is.
@Jan: they're no doubt used to it.
@Marleen: a very good mix, too.
sorry i am late today, i have been doing all sorts of junk. got my teeth cleaned, yuck! i hate that. : (ReplyDelete
but happy thoughts i have had a great day otherwise the temps are lower and the humidity is gone for the next few days. happy dance! take care. no funny business. ( :
are you going to take pics of the flag up today? i heard about that on the news, i guess that is big news in oh Canada. or at least it was here in the USA talking about you guys. ( ;
A seagull convention, I think.ReplyDelete
I love the third capture. Also the red tulips. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
They must do that to make up for the hellish winters.ReplyDelete
An especially nice series of photos William. What a great place and idea!ReplyDelete
I do admire all the colorful blooms in this post, William. It would be nice if the tulips were a bit longer lasting.ReplyDelete
I love rooftop gardens.ReplyDelete
cheers, parsnip and thehamish
The yellow and red look so good together....ReplyDelete
@Beth: the only reason we'd have been on the news yesterday would have been the sinkhole story.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: they were chatting!
@Mari: it's good compensation.
@Cloudia: it's a good use of that space.
@Beatrice: alas, they are relatively short. Three weeks or so at best in May in these parts.
@Parsnip: this one's a good spot for a garden.
@Norma: they do, yes.
Wow. I wonder whether the shoppers appreciate how gorgeous that is!ReplyDelete
Good use of a roof!ReplyDelete
The tulips are glorious, but the flowering trees are amazing, too!ReplyDelete
Besides Holland know for tulips. Your Ottawa is not too shy of any. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
@Eve: some may have no idea the roof terrace is up there.ReplyDelete
@Linda: it is, yes.
@Jennifer: I agree.