The Canadian Tulip Festival is under way now through the Victoria Day weekend, and so it is time for me to start with my own series on it. The blooms have been late this year. I took these a week ago today, on a wet Sunday afternoon in Major's Hill Park. Most of the bulbs hadn't yet shown their colours, but some were starting to do so.
The park, with its views of Notre Dame, the National Gallery, or Colonel By's statue, which appear in these shots, is ideal for tulip photography. We'll be back here again when things are in full bloom, and this series is going to take awhile, beyond the time of the festival itself.
Daffodils always show up before or during the blooming of the tulips, and they can be found in many a lawn. These are at the northeast corner of the Glebe, on a slope below Highway 417, one of two main freeways in the area.