Late April features the first signs of any spring flowers here in Ottawa, and they tend to be the small flowers that are showing for just a few days before the bigger ones make themselves known. They tend to come in shades of blue, purple, white, and even yellow, and they're a welcome sight to bees.
These were the first I saw, in the early days of spring warmth. They were sprouting on the grounds outside the Laurentian Centre, which occupies the old J.R. Booth mansion here in Ottawa.
A day or two later, I passed by a couple of houses in Centretown. This garden I've photographed at some point when it's in full bloom- it features that bench.
A few houses away, these were blossoming.
There were even a few in Dundonald Park.
I can always count on finding these in shady spots within Central Park in the Glebe.
There have even been some on the grounds around the National War Memorial.
This last one I took on the final Sunday in April. I happened to be up in Rockcliffe Park (which is both a park and a neighbourhood). These were wrapped around the roots of a tree as I passed by this property.