One day during the festival, leaving the city core in the late afternoon, I decided to take a different route home. This took me first past the Museum of Nature, where beds of tulips were near the entrance.
I then crossed over to the Rideau Canal, where there are a number of tulip beds along this stretch. There's also a patch of daffodils that seem to get larger every year, growing in the grass.
There's a pond along the Canal that has tulip beds at each end. The pond seems to appeal to ducks and Canada geese, as you can see two of the latter in the following shot.
The path took me to Patterson Creek, an inlet of the Canal, where the late afternoon sky appealed to me. Back in February, I was walking on ice here, among the skaters.
Carrying on, here are more of the tulip beds along the way.
I love this feast of tulips...and hooray for the multiplying daffodils, too. They're all truly glorious.ReplyDelete
Such lovely and bright photos.ReplyDelete
The daffodils in the third photo are beautiful, it almost looks like a field covered with snow.ReplyDelete
So much flowers everywhere, it must have took you days to photograph them all.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos of the flowers and their colours!ReplyDelete
Belas e floridas fotografias.ReplyDelete
Continuação de uma boa semana.
What a wonderful time to visit your city. The flowers in Colorado aren't quite out yet. It ,they tell me has been a cold Spring.ReplyDelete
Love toda's closeups. I feel like I know Ottawa because of you. Would be interesting for you to do a series on people of Ottawa (if you are looking for next ventures) :)ReplyDelete
Do you sell tulips ...? (Just kidding).ReplyDelete
@Linda: they are.
@Jan: it does, yes.
@Marianne: I photographed a lot over the course of the festival.
@Bill: thank you.
@Janey: it was a late start for these.
@Janis: I find I am a bit wary of photographing people.
I love the mix of colors in those two shots toward the last.ReplyDelete
Just met a friend who's moving back your way after having lived in Florida for a while. Good thing she's moving back in June. :-)ReplyDelete
I'm amazed that you keep coming up with more tulips. Ottawa must be covered in flowers.ReplyDelete
love the red ones & those daffodils r gorgeous!!! ( ;ReplyDelete
Wow, those photos are incredible! As much as I love colorful tulips, I enjoy the elegance of daffodils, too!ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: winter will be an adjustment after time spent down south for her.
@Red: there seemed to be no shortage of them this year.
@Beth: thank you!
@Tamago: I do too.
That swathe of White Daffs is .ReplyDelete
Another great post of gorgeous tulips.ReplyDelete
It's all so incredibly beautiful. I love the daffs, too!ReplyDelete
I see beloved, manicured Nature and S P A C E!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful colour!ReplyDelete
Taking another route was really worth it! Lovely pics.ReplyDelete
@MB: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: they're real stand outs.
@Cloudia: space we have plenty of.
@RedPat: oh, yes!
@Marleen: it was worth it.
What glorious colors!ReplyDelete