Monday, May 22, 2017

Splendid Colour

It's Victoria Day today, so I shall be scarce, but will catch up tomorrow.

Returning now to Major's Hill Park, I took these on the same day as my previous last three posts, since the park is close to both spots. Tulips could be found around and behind Colonel By's statue. 


This view is at one of the east side entrances into the park, with the American embassy as a backdrop.


I liked how the blooms in this bed mixed with the blossoming tree above.


And this bed is one of the two beds on the north end of the park, with the National Gallery's glass tower as its backdrop.

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! You have a lot of fun winter activities but spring really cranks up the beauty. Happy Victoria Day!

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  2. You have so spring-looking time there, lovely.

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  3. Beautiful tulips. You are having a wonderful time walking and taking in the beauty of the tulips and blooming trees under the lovely blue sky. Spring is good!

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  4. Those tulips are gorgeous and the park is so pretty. Colonel By's statue is as impressive as ever.

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  5. ...Happy Victoria Day, William.

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  6. Nice shots, William. Have a nice day!

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  7. Your photos make me want to pop over... :)

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  8. Happy Victoria Day. It appears to be glorious.

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. The red tulips are very eye-catching.
    Happy Victoria Day, William !

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  10. How beautiful the tulips look combined with the blossom tree, too fabulous! Happy Victoria day William, enjoy!

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  11. Bom dia William
    Fascinada com a beleza das tulipas. Acho essa flor lindíssima
    Uma feliz e abençoada semana. Abraços¸.•*¨*•.¸♥¸.•*¨*•.¸♪¸.•*¨*•.¸

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  12. Victoria day? We don't say victoria day but May Long weekend. funny how I pick one sentence to whine about. As always beautiful showy tulips.

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  13. @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: the tulips have been wonderful.

    @Orvokki: it is lovely.

    @Nancy: I have photographed a lot.

    @Denise: the Colonel looks quite distinguished among the tulips.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Tom: thanks.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Pat: it is well worth the visit.

    @Janis: it's quite different today. Overcast with the odd shower, but I will be photographing.

    @Karl: they are indeed.

    @Grace: trees seem to blossom at the same time as the tulips.

    @Janey: they do!

    @Halcyon: I will!

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  14. The red and white ones in the last shot are beautiful sight.

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  15. I can't wait for the next chapters of VICTORIA on Masterpiece Theatre!

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  16. Lots of nice color here. I like the more pastel tulips as much as the bright red ones. And I like Colonel By's helmet or whatever.

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  17. Tulips, tulips everywhere! You have a wonderful weather too.

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  18. They look terrific this year! Good you are out enjoying it. Our kids just left for home.

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  19. @Gracita: thank you!

    @Red: here we have plenty of Union Jacks around today. There was even a gun salute to Victoria.

    @Sharon: indeed!

    @Whisk: it is!

    @Cloudia: and here we're the only country to celebrate the occasion.

    @Lowell: there's a term for it I can't remember!

    @Klara: we have lots of them. I think I am done photographing this year's batch.

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  20. Hope you enjoyed your Victoria Day weekend, William. There is obviously much good weather and beautiful blooms all around these days.

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  21. Do they replant the bulbs every year, like they do in Holland?
    If so, I can't imagine the effort.

    Janis
    GDP

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  22. the flowering tree ... those blooms are amazingly gorgeous!! ( ;

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  23. Yellow is my favorite color, so I like the third, fourth and fifth photos best.

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  24. @Jennifer: I got a lot of shots in this year.

    @Beatrice: I spent a good part of yesterday up around Rideau Hall and the Rideau Falls, finishing up the tulip series. It'll take a few days to get all of the shots into posts!

    @Janis: yes, they plant bulbs in the fall. They take them out when they're done, and replace them for the summer season with flowers and plants that last through the season.

    @Beth: they certainly are.

    @Norma: thanks!

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  25. Blossoms and blooms are lovely, great photo's again William.

    All the best Jan

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  26. Don't know how I missed this one.

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