Friday, June 3, 2016

Spring Blossoms In The Garden Of The Provinces

The Garden Of The Provinces is downtown, set between Library And Archives Canada and Wellington Street on the north, and two churches on the south side: St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Christ Church Cathedral. All three places will be part of Doors Open this weekend, and I plan on visiting them. Spring blossoms were in the trees here during the festival, as were tulips. The Garden is a combination of terraces, sculptures, and flower beds. 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I can almost smell the lovely fragrance!

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  2. That first tree is truly stunning. It must be wonderful in person. And the fountain looks lively, too. Throw in a few thousand tulips and you've really got some beautiful sights.

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  3. Photos that indicate that the city where they are is wonderful.

    Tomás.

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  4. That fountain is very attractive!

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  5. Looking at all the tulips and the blossoms, Ottawa must be about the most colourful city of Canada, I think.

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  6. Those purples in the first few photos are just stunning! You must be glad to have winter behind you.

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. Beautiful photos, Wllliam. I love the colours today.

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  8. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  9. neighbors have a lilac blooms, they smell just lovely!! i bet those blooms do as well. ( :

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  10. @Linda: and it is a good fragrance.

    @Kay: I must come back and photograph this place again.

    @Tomas: thanks.

    @Bill: I agree!

    @Jan: the flowers do help things along.

    @Janis: spring now seems well established.

    @Deb: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Beth: some more than others.

    @Tex: it is!

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  11. oh so many pretty blooms! isn't spring spectacular?! i also like that tree sculpture in the fountain! have a great weekend william :)

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  12. Somebody had a great idea when they laid out beautifully curved walks and bordered them with flowers. both are shown off well this way.

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  13. Lovely! The pink and purple colours are gorgeous.

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  14. Hello William - my first visit to your blog, although I've seen your name on many of the blogs I visit.

    Just love the colours of the blooms in your photo's. Lovely to look at, thank you.

    Enjoy the rest of Friday and all good wishes for the weekend

    All the best Jan

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  15. I love the color theme in those first three shots.

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  16. You're driving me crazy! I love lavender!!! What great shots and what great flora!

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  17. That fountain looks interesting, William.

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  18. @Tanya: thank you!

    @Red: this area is well tended to.

    @Marleen: I quite agree!

    @Jan: thank you! Kind of you to stop by.

    @Sharon: I do as well.

    @Lowell: it's a great colour.

    @RedPat: it is. I'll be photographing here again when I have less photo subjects at hand!

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  19. We're planting purples now, so I especially enjoyed the inspiration.

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  20. The tree in that first photo is a stunner.

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  21. All so very pretty . Lovely photos , Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !.

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  22. Beautiful spring blossoms, William. And you've captured some graceful curves in your compositions.

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  23. I love the bright colours!

    HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  24. I love this pink-rosa color.

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  25. @Eve: thanks!

    @Revrunner: it had great blossoms this year.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Janey: it is!

    @Country Gal: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Gunn: so do I.

    @Orvokki: thank you.

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  26. Looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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  27. Those spring blossoms mixed around all those wonderful tulips are so magical.

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  28. I was hoping someone would have named that first pinkish tree but I don't see it. It looks a bit like a magnolia, but magnolias don't have flowering as dense as that. Whatever it is, it is a winner.

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  29. @Cheryl: it is, yes. Though it was less pleasant weather yesterday when I stopped in this area!

    @Gemma: they are, yes.

    @Norma: me too.

    @Jack: I think the tree is either a cherry or crabapple tree.

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  30. Your sights and flowers for sure is a place tourist can enjoy.

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