Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Tulip Paparazzi

Picking up where we left off in yesterday's post, the path led past more tulip colours.

Commissioners Park comes to an end here, where Dow's Lake narrows back into the Canal as it goes downtown. The beds here before these houses are ideal for photo ops, with space between the beds for posing. Many people indulge in just that, particularly during the weekends. I look for the occasional shot I refer to as tulip paparazzi at such sites.

We started heading back to take in the tulip beds north of where we had parked. We stopped at these beds west of the main pathway, where the tulips tend to bloom early.

I mentioned in an earlier post about the red emperors. At the time of an earlier visit I'd made, they were at their prime, but a few days later, the red emperors in these beds were past that stage, many of them dropping their petals, as you see here.

The other tulips in these beds were still in fine shape. We'll pick up here tomorrow.


  1. Before your photos, I had no idea tulips came in so many varieties. And we don't have a lot of tulips in these parts. It's probably too hot.

  2. All the orange tulips are so striking. I think that shade is a little less common.

  3. I prefer the photos where some of the surrounding is visible.

  4. @Lowell: there are a great many types.

    @Marie: yes, they are.

    @Kay: I think so too.

    @Jan: I tend to go for both.

    @Tom: more to come!

    @Francisco: thanks!

  5. Lovely photos, again. I cannot seem to get enough of tulip pictures. Thank you. :-)

  6. Small beds , large beds...tulips are featured all over the place.

  7. Don't you wish tulip season could go on forever?

  8. So beautiful. The mass plantings makes the walk so much fun.
    No tulips here in Tucson we are in the 100's already.
    Thank you so much for bringing us along on your walks.

    cheers, parsnip

  9. @DJan: you're welcome!

    @Catarina: thank you.

    @Red: we've got a lot of them.

    @Jeanie: if only it could!

    @Parsnip: the climate here is good for them, but they are a brief splash of colour before the real warmth sets in for the summer.

  10. Tulips are such beautiful flowers with such a variety of colours and shapes and you've got quite a collection of tulip photos William. I always associated tulips with Holland so it's nice to see they are also massively planted in Canada. Have a lovely weekend.

  11. Hello, The tulips are so pretty. My front garden is all flowers, no grass....inevitably if someone comes to visit, the flowers have just been at their prime! lol

  12. Those purple tulips are gorgeous but, I really like the "river" of tulips in the third shot.

  13. The whole scene is amazing! So many flowers!

  14. Orange tulips is a colour we don't see often. They are lovely!

  15. @Sami: thank you!

    @Mildred: these flowers are well taken care of.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @RedPat: there's a lot.

    @Marleen: they are indeed.

  16. Nature's gems captured so well!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you,
    C & Z

  17. What an incredible array of colors.

  18. How beautiful they all are, it's hard to chose a favourite:)

  19. You know...Tulip Paparazzi would be a good title for a blog all about tulips....

  20. Love this Tulip Paparazzi post!
    Amazing colours.

    All the best Jan

  21. what a gorgeous walk way. so amazing. ( ;

  22. Do you know (or maybe I missed that information on your blog) how mamy tulip bulbs have been planted?

  23. @Carol: thank you.

    @Mari: that it was.

    @Rosie: thank you.

    @Norma: I'd never run out of material.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Klara: a million, give or take a few, get planted in the public places each year.