Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Pathway

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo that the June theme day is Me. I will be interrupting this series for that day before getting back into the tulips, as I already have had that post ready for quite some time. :)

Here we have more views of tulips and tulip beds along the path in Commissioners Park during my second visit.


Two more panels from the park. Canadian soldiers liberated the Netherlands at war's end, and it has created an enduring friendship between the two countries. Tulips have been part of that ever since, with the Dutch royal family and the Dutch government sending tulips to Canada each year. A million tulip bulbs grace the flower beds that are part of the festival here in Ottawa and Gatineau. That doesn't include those tulips in residential gardens.


Princess Margriet has regularly returned to Canada.


30 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful variety of colors. I never knew there were so many variations in tulips until I came across your blog several years ago.

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  2. Think it brings a new meaning to the song "Tulips from Amsterdam" maybe they should change the title

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  3. So, so pretty! I've missed the massed displays in this region this year. I'm making up for that here.

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  4. What a great way to remember Canada's contribution and sacrifice in the war. The displays are amazing especially those double tulips. .

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  5. How quickly the flowers suddenly seem appear in Canada following your very cold winter - it is almost like an explosion of colour.

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  6. I love tulips ! You should go to the Netherlands it is the country of Tulips !

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  7. I just keep thinking of how expensive tulips were in previous centuries! Today is a "goldmine."

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. ...a lovely path to walk along!

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  9. @Lowell: there are a great many types. A lot of them are labeled in the beds, though it can be a challenge to sort out which is which when you've got five or six types together and the names might not give a clue to which is which. It helps to photograph the signs too and google the name to match the type.

    @Bill: I would love to see Keukenhof someday.

    @Kay: I'm still busy taking photos. I may come back here again this afternoon or tomorrow afternoon for that light that time of day, since most of the beds are facing west.

    @Fun60: they are a visual delight.

    @Rosemary: given how late our spring was, I had wondered if the tulips would come into full bloom after the festival, but they've come out just at the right time.

    @Gattina: I must someday.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Janis: yes, they were a trading commodity at one point.

    @Marie: I do as well.

    @Tom: yes, it is!

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  10. I love these tulip pictures, reminding me of our own Tulip Festival, held in April. :-)

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  11. Beautiful, mass tulip plantings are iconic spring!

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  12. Beautiful flowers to enjoy along the path. Very Nice!

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  13. Surprising how many varieties of tulips have been developed...some of them in Canada at Portage la Prairie , Manitoba.

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  14. I love those tulips with the two colors together.

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  15. @DJan: your climate tends to be a bit ahead of ours, and more moderate, so the tulips will show up earlier.

    @Maywyn: they are a delight to see. I've been shooting lots of them, as well as other material that I'll feature after I'm done. I'm not exactly sure when the tulip festival will end, but that other material will come before I get set with Doors Open.

    @Betty: they cheer me up!

    @Red: that's true- as much as Dutch growers are involved, it's been done elsewhere.

    @Sharon: I do as well.

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  16. I never get tired of seeing all the beautiful tulips!

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  17. Gorgeous! They're really starting to come into their full fabulousness now William 🌷

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  18. It must be grand to be in Ottawa at this time of year!

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  19. i was going to pick a fave ... yellow but ... they are all so awesome. gorgeous!! ( ;

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  20. Once again, beautiful, William.

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  21. A path of beauty and colour. Great shots, William.

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  22. @Norma: nor do I.

    @Grace: they were even more smashing when I visited again.

    @RedPat: it is!

    @Beth: they are.

    @Jeanie: I think so.

    @Bill: thank you!

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  23. They're just getting better and better.

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  24. What a lovely display of tulips and it was interesting to read about the history of why they are there:)

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  25. A lot of tulips with soft colours in this post.

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  26. I'm not sure I would like to live so close. Those houses are amazing, though.

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