These tulips are by one of the entrances onto Parliament Hill. The statue is in memory of Henry Harper; I have featured it before, but if you're unfamiliar with the story, look here. Harper, of no relation to the not at all missed former prime minister that we gave the boot to last October, died young and heroically. As a friend of Mackenzie King, his statue is the only one in the Parliamentary precinct that is not of a politician or monarch.
The tulips in the flower beds feature a couple of types this year- red ones, and the Canada 150 anniversary tulip. They make for a lovely photo subject.