I went over to the Gatineau side of the river one day to photograph tulips at a couple of sites. First I came to the Canadian Museum Of History, where some stray tulips had ended up among the bushes here. I suspect squirrels were involved in the transfer.
Coming around the curatorial wing of the museum, I took in a view of the front of the exhibit wing. There was a bed of tulips near the entrance, with a good view of the fountain and Parliament Hill across the river.
While crossing the Alexandra Bridge over to Gatineau, I looked over to the flowerbed down this path; it's close to the river, and unfortunately with this year's high waters, it seems the flooding of early May wiped out this year's tulips there. The flowerbed was there, but the greenery was not.
I headed along the path towards Jacques Cartier Park, passing again by the curatorial wing, with the blossoming trees around it.
Passing beneath the bridge, I went out onto some of the docks here to photograph the river itself. The Ottawa River forms much of the boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and this year's flooding was hard. The boats that would usually be docked here were not to be seen, and only a couple of the larger tour boats were on the river.