Thursday, May 18, 2017

Golden Red

I did a guest post yesterday at Molly Jo's blog Frankly My Dear about the Canadian Tulip Festival's origins and photographing the entire event, complete with photographs from previous years. Go on over to that link, check it out, and leave a reply.

Many homes in Ottawa will have tulips this time of year, including these gardens in the Centretown area last week.

There were also tulips to be found in Dundonald Park.

These last ones can be found in the flowerbeds at the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Those in the first two shots would be of the Canada 150 variety.


  1. Love the tulips in different lovely colours. Tulips grow easily in Canada but over here we don't get to see these tulips. I don't know whether it will grow in the highlands where the weather is cooler.

  2. Most of the tulips here have gone by now, so I'm happy to enjoy yours :)

  3. Oh i will, William. Thanks for the flowers

  4. Hey! Where's the link? Tried to google it. . . .

  5. Tulips almost everywhere :)
    Comprehensible, they are so beautiful !

  6. @Nancy: they do well here.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Marleen: I'm glad to show them.

    @Cloudia: I've posted a link in your comments. The link here works fine from where my system's concerned.

    @Karl: they certainly are.

  7. It looks like Ottawa could be called the "Tulip capital".

  8. Ottawa must be a tulip paradise!

  9. must live in the tulip capital of Canada.

  10. My god, they're coming up everywhere. Maybe the NSA here in the US has wee put cameras in them and is photographing all you liberal, happy Canadians ... don't you know life is to make money, lots of it, and then beat up on the poor? If you're really good at that you can run for prezident. Check out the latest Time cover...I think I'll post it on Contextual Criticism.

  11. The tulips in our area are past their prime but these still look fresh!

  12. @Red: it's a good description.

    @Halcyon: they are.

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Bill: there's no shortage of them.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Tom: it's a fit description.

    @Lowell: we've got so many.

    @Kate: they are. Some beds are later than others.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Lois: I agree!

  13. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I. Love. Tulips.

  14. You collected wonderful colours of tulips in your pictures.

  15. The colours of the group of tulips from the Dundonald park are beautiful!
    Enjoy the season.

  16. @Mari: so do I.

    @Catalyst: I do too.

    @Klara: thank you.

    @Norma: they are.

    @Gunn: thank you!