Monday, May 28, 2018

Music And The Tulips

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.

37 comments:

  1. I just want to know who and when did someone plant all the wonderful Tulips.
    The white and purple (maroon) ones are so different and very beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. I liked the tulip sculptures.

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  3. Beautiful pictures ! Still love the tulips :)

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  4. I'm in for one of the tulip sulptures today.

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  5. People, especially musicians make a park complete!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. ...and the musicians bravely played on through the drizzle.

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  7. 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.

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  8. @Parsnip: they get done in October over two or three weeks.

    @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.

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  9. I love how they go all out. The tulip sculptures are especially beautiful.

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  10. Both the tulip sculptures and the colourful tulips are beautiful.

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  11. So very lovely! I also am a fan of the purple ones. :-)

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  12. Love the tulip sculptures William, not as pretty as the real thing but much longer lasting ☺

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  13. Ottawa just has many good ideas to have fun and promote the city.

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  14. Love tulips. And the tulip sculptures as well.

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  15. Those tulip statues are nice but, I love the real thing!

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  16. @Jeanie: thank you!

    @Nancy: yes they are.

    @DJan: more purple to come.

    @Grace: that's true!

    @Red: and this is a great idea.

    @Catarina: thanks!

    @Sharon: me too!

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  17. Wow love those sculptured tulips and music too! Great post and photos,

    Happy Day to you,
    C & Z

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  18. Those painted tulip sculptures are good aren't they.
    Brilliant selection of photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Any tulips left this week, William? Friends from England are heading up there this week.

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  20. 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!

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  21. 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!

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  22. I really love that first tulip sculpture.

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  23. 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."

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  24. @Carol: thank you!

    @Lady Fi: I love showing them.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @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.

    @Lowell: hah!

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  25. Those tulip beds are well tended, indeed!

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  26. Weird giant tulips. I love them! :)

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  27. The tulips are incredible! Thanks for Posting.

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  28. There seems no end to these displays.

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  29. How wonderful. Music amongst the tulips:)

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  30. 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. ( ;

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  31. I hate fake news, but I love the fake tulips!

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  32. Do you have tulip anthem? ;-)

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