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.

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful series...I love the colours and angles.

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  2. One beings to wonder: is there anywhere that tulips aren't planted??

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  3. There's tulips even in the soup, as we say in Spain. (just kidding).

    Tomás.

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  4. I expect to read that Ottawa was overtaken by tulips, there are sooo many :)

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  5. Wonderful colours everywhere, William !

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  6. I love rooftop gardens. Perhaps we can nudge them to plant edibles! Not as pretty, but tasty!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. How lovely to put in a rooftop garden. I continue to be in awe of your tulip photos.

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  8. Funny they have them on a rooftop, tulips everywhere.

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  9. So beautiful. How nice the shopping mall offers such a peaceful space!

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  10. Nature has been spectacular for you this summer with all that floral beauty, even on roof tops!

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  11. @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: we have so many places.

    @Tomas: interesting expression!

    @Bill: Washington has its cherry blossoms. We have tulips!

    @Karl: definitely.

    @Janis: I imagine they plant flowers here soon that last through summer.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Marianne: it is a good spot for them

    @Tamago: it is a good use of the space.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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? :)

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  14. That is quite a roof garden!

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  15. You really have tulips everywhere. It has to be wonderful to see.

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  16. Nice to see the gulls have their own field between all the tulips bed ... :-)

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  17. @Kate: it was a good tulip season.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @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.

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  18. sorry i am late today, i have been doing all sorts of junk. got my teeth cleaned, yuck! i hate that. : (
    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. ( ;

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  19. A seagull convention, I think.

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  20. I love the third capture. Also the red tulips. Beautiful.

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  21. They must do that to make up for the hellish winters.

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  22. An especially nice series of photos William. What a great place and idea!

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  23. I do admire all the colorful blooms in this post, William. It would be nice if the tulips were a bit longer lasting.

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  24. I love rooftop gardens.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  25. The yellow and red look so good together....

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  26. @Beth: the only reason we'd have been on the news yesterday would have been the sinkhole story.

    @Revrunner: they were chatting!

    @MDP: thanks!

    @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.

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  27. Wow. I wonder whether the shoppers appreciate how gorgeous that is!

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  28. The tulips are glorious, but the flowering trees are amazing, too!

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  29. Besides Holland know for tulips. Your Ottawa is not too shy of any. Beautiful!

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