As I am now engaged in the Tulip Festival series, I'd like you to have a look at my writer's blog for today, as my latest post is about last weekend's Ottawa Comiccon event. I was there, and I took a great many shots.
A few days can make quite a difference for tulips. I returned to Commissioners Park by mid-week, some days after my recent posts, and there were more colours in the beds. I started from the park entrance on the west side.
Moving along the path, the purple tulips in the background of this bed were further along than those in the foreground. The bushes beyond them were blossoming.
Some of the beds are more densely planted than others, such as this one. I decided to focus in on one tulip.
Here we had a wider view of the park, with the lake in the background.
Three more panels are found in the park on the Second World War and our Dutch connection.
Juliana's third daughter, Margriet, was born here in Ottawa at the Civic Hospital. An act of Parliament in advance designated a temporary status of extraterritorial on Juliana's maternity suite to ensure the royal status of the baby.
The baptism was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church downtown, in the company of the great and the good, with multiple godparents. The portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh took the photographs on this panel, and the ceremony was broadcast to the occupied Netherlands.