Among the activities at Commissioners Park was a gazebo set up for music performances throughout the Tulip Festival. A school band was here as we passed by, and I photographed a couple of the painted tulip sculptures. I had thought of using these for the Music theme day later in the year- and remembered that I've already got that one set up.
The path led us on, towards more tulips.
I just want to know who and when did someone plant all the wonderful Tulips.ReplyDelete
The white and purple (maroon) ones are so different and very beautiful.
I liked the tulip sculptures.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures ! Still love the tulips :)ReplyDelete
What a tulips everywhere!ReplyDelete
I'm in for one of the tulip sulptures today.ReplyDelete
People, especially musicians make a park complete!ReplyDelete
Music and tulips! Perfect.ReplyDelete
...and the musicians bravely played on through the drizzle.ReplyDelete
I hope that school band was better than most school bands. The one I played in so many years ago was pretty awful. But we had fun! Love the painted tulip statues.ReplyDelete
@Parsnip: they get done in October over two or three weeks.ReplyDelete
@Sami: so did I.
@Gattina: I do as well.
@Marianne: and they're still hanging around.
@Jan: these were good ones.
@Janis: that's true.
@Marie: a good combination.
@Tom: they did quite well.
@Lowell: they played well.
I love how they go all out. The tulip sculptures are especially beautiful.ReplyDelete
Both the tulip sculptures and the colourful tulips are beautiful.ReplyDelete
So very lovely! I also am a fan of the purple ones. :-)ReplyDelete
Love the tulip sculptures William, not as pretty as the real thing but much longer lasting ☺ReplyDelete
Ottawa just has many good ideas to have fun and promote the city.ReplyDelete
Love tulips. And the tulip sculptures as well.ReplyDelete
Those tulip statues are nice but, I love the real thing!ReplyDelete
@Jeanie: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Nancy: yes they are.
@DJan: more purple to come.
@Grace: that's true!
@Red: and this is a great idea.
@Sharon: me too!
Wow love those sculptured tulips and music too! Great post and photos,ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
C & Z
I'm loving those tulips!ReplyDelete
Those painted tulip sculptures are good aren't they.ReplyDelete
Brilliant selection of photographs.
All the best Jan
Any tulips left this week, William? Friends from England are heading up there this week.ReplyDelete
I have been amazed by your beautiful tulip header shot ever since you put it up -- and this post leaves me in utter awe! So beautiful. What an amazing walk. Can't think of a better reason to have a festival!ReplyDelete
I have been enjoying thse posts about the tulips festival, William. I agree with a previous commenter that it's too bad they are short-lived as they are colorful. We saw a similar display in Woodstock, VT recently so apparently cooler temperatures have made tulips bloom a bit later this year? Thanks for your recent comment on my post showing photos of our grandchildren and yes, they are growing up fast!ReplyDelete
I really love that first tulip sculpture.ReplyDelete
Hi William. Re your comment on Ocala: There was a cartoon in the latest "New Yorker" showing two dinos or maybe gators popping human stick figures into their mouths and one says to the other, "These things could be habit-forming."ReplyDelete
@Carol: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: I love showing them.
@RedPat: hopefully they're here tomorrow- we're warming up, and that'll do a number to finish them off. I saw some tulip beds yesterday still in good shape, but heat is a deciding factor in ending the season.
@Sallie: and sooner or later it'll be time to switch to a summer header, but I'm planning on holding off until I finish the series.
@Beatrice: they're short lived, but photos preserve them forever! Yes, we had cooler temperatures as well, and that seemed to have played a part in them staying around a bit longer too. Other years, I've seen them all gone by Victoria Day.
@Norma: so do I.
Attractive views, William!ReplyDelete
Those tulip beds are well tended, indeed!ReplyDelete
Weird giant tulips. I love them! :)ReplyDelete
The tulips are incredible! Thanks for Posting.ReplyDelete
My tulips are doneReplyDelete
There seems no end to these displays.ReplyDelete
How wonderful. Music amongst the tulips:)ReplyDelete
love the horses, we just got back yesterday from Canada trailer rally. got through parts of Ontario and Toronto ...it was a quick one but so fun. have a great week. ( ;ReplyDelete
I hate fake news, but I love the fake tulips!ReplyDelete
Do you have tulip anthem? ;-)ReplyDelete
@Michelle: they are.
@Sandi: I do as well.
@Mari: you're welcome.
@Dora: these ones bloom for May. This year's ones are still out.
@Kay: there's no shortage of them.
@Jennifer: I do too.
@Klara: not that I know of!