Friday, May 25, 2018

Amazing Grace

Today I am returning for some posts to Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake. This visit was made last week Tuesday morning, on a grey misty day that got better as the day went along, so the next few posts will reflect how the tulips were at that point. I came down with Tom and his wife to the park, where we first found a parking spot and then moved south through the park, photographing tulips.


My title refers to this particular kind of tulip, marked here. Amazing Grace tulips are the pink ones in this bed, mixed in with others.


While many of the tulip beds also feature accompanying flowers- muscari or narcissus, for instance- I noticed these white trilliums growing on the slope behind one flower bed, and they were accessible. I made my way closer for a shot. White trilliums are our provincial flower, and bloom relatively briefly in the spring.


We continued along. The Canada 150 tulip, developed for our anniversary year, was in abundance. Its characteristic white with red accents stands out beautifully.


The pathway carried on, past more colourful tulip beds.

34 comments:

  1. Hello, Lovely pics of the tulips. The Amazing Grace variety is lovely. Wishing you a very nice day.

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  2. ...Trilliums are one of the treats of spring that need to be enjoyed while they are available.

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  3. Those Canada 150 tulips are my favorites in this collection although the Amazing Grace ones were pretty good, too. Do you remember an old joke about how amazing Grace was but she had to leave the party so everybody jumped for Joy? Dumb. I think it was from my Middle School years but it's funny how some things stick with you.

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  4. In the third photo, the tulips look like peonies.

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  5. The trilliums were a nice surprise. What's up with the "V" word in the above message just before Marie's?

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. @Mildred: thank you!

    @Tom: trilliums are a welcome sight, for as long as they last.

    @Lowell: that's one I haven't heard.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marie: they do!

    @Janis: I have more trilliums to come. I photographed a few of them on Monday, and I've got a red trillium coming up in a future post. As for that spammer, I've removed his comment and checked for any others from him. Every once in awhile they manage to get through, but they're quickly deleted. I double check my spam comments every day anyway, as occasionally a comment that's not spam gets tossed in there.

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  7. I love trilliums and didn't know they are your provincial flower. Our state flower is the rhododendron, which I also love. But your tulips are definitely a real feast for the eyes! Thank you. :-)

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  8. The Amazing Grace almost looks like a peony -- they are stunning!

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  9. Every year during the season your tulip photos are varied and truly remarkable!!

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  10. You always amaze me that each day you can find more tulips.

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  11. The pink colours are gorgeous.

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  12. So many colours and varieties, tulips as far as the eye can see! Beautifully shown as always William . Have a good weekend ✨

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  13. @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Jeanie: they are!

    @Kate: we have many of them.

    @Red: and still more to come.

    @Marleen: they are, yes.

    @Grace: thank you!

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  14. So beautiful and so many colours!

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  15. Are the Amazing Grace the ones that look so ruffly? They almost look like roses.

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  16. It looks like Tom picked the perfect time to be there!

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  17. Normally, pink is one of my least-favorite colors--but those pink tulips are an exception!

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  18. I do love all of these beautiful tulips. What a lovely sight. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. More gorgeous photos of the lush tulips ~ some look like Peonys

    Happy Weekend to you,
    C & Z

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  20. It's the Amazing Grace tulips that remind me of Peonys ~ great shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    C & Z

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  21. @Lady Fi: they are!

    @Nancy: there is a wealth of colours.

    @Cloudia: indeed!

    @Sharon: yes, they are.

    @RedPat: it was ideal. We wondered given how late the spring was in taking hold if it might be too early, but it was just right for their visit.

    @Norma: they stand out beautifully.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Carol: they do, yes.

    @Jennifer: definitely!

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  22. I love tulips, tanks for sharing these beautiful photos.
    Have a good weekend
    Maria from
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  23. Those pictures illustrate why I follow your Blog.

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  24. Tulips are so beautiful and varied it would be hard to imagine tiring of them...especially since they have a fairly short season.

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  25. Fantastic with all these blooming tulip.

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  26. I love the colour combination of the pink and white tulips in your first photos:)

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  27. I can't believe how many tulips there are!

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  28. How lovely to meet up with fellow blogger Tom and his wife ...
    Fabulous photographs and the colours are so lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  29. i always enjoy this tour. kind of a peonies-type-tulip there. gorgeous!! ( ;

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  30. Amazing Grace looks like peony. You were all in tulip heaven for some time.

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