Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Within Confederation Park

Confederation Park downtown had tulips during the festival. I took this first shot late one afternoon, while walking with Tom and his wife up towards the War Memorial.

A few days later I returned. I approached via the staircase descending from the Mackenzie King Bridge and photographed this tree in full bloom.

These red tulips were arranged near one of the military monuments found here in the park.

A totem pole is here, and tulips are seen behind it.

Many of the tulips here are of the Canada 150 variety.

I circled around to frame the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument with spring blossoms.

Then I headed down the street towards another park entrance.

I like to frame a shot of the tulips at ground level with spring blossoms above. That can best be done at this entrance. A few days earlier, when I had first visited, the trees had not been in blossom stage, but in those three or four days, blossoms exploded into full view on many trees in the area.


  1. Don't ya just love the Spring blossoms

  2. I like the totem between all the flowers !

  3. Love those blossoming trees...and the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument. They provide the perfect setting for all the tulips.

  4. The garden of eden?! :)
    Very nice everything!

  5. Lovely photos. The blossom tree is gorgeous:)

  6. Magnificent pics of the blooms and tulips. Such a pretty sky on the day you visited.

  7. ...I have posts of the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument and the Kwakiutl Totem coming up. They are a wonderful addition to the park.

  8. I cannot imagine that park looking more beautiful.


  9. I love that last shot with the blossoming tree.

  10. Hello, I love the tulups and blossoms. The totem is cool! Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  11. @MB: I certainly do.

    @Gattina: it looks quite distinctive in spring.

    @Lowell: they do indeed.

    @Ella: thank you.

    @Rosie: it is!

    @Mildred: we've had our share of blue skies lately.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Tom: I look forward to them.

    @Janis: it's quite a park.

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Regine: thanks.

  12. Love the totem and the monument!

  13. The tulips are fading, but new things are blooming.

  14. Beautifully composed last shot there William, so pretty. Have always admired the Aboriginal Veterans Memorial.

  15. I can imagine all the colourful tulips growing in the park!

  16. Trees in bloom are very showy.

  17. Just look at them! Don't blink, though!!!!

  18. @Marie: I do too.

    @Sandi: when spring gets going, it really gets going!

    @Grace: it's a beautifully designed monument.

    @Nancy: there were a lot of them.

    @Red: they are, yes.

    @Jennifer: that's one way of putting it!

  19. Beautiful tulips and the blossom in the last photo is so gorgeous!
    Love the cute totem pole :-)

  20. Lovely colors and wonderful totem pole `

    Happy Times to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. The heat is really making everything pop open and then be done quickly!

  22. glad 2 enjoy your spring day we are having rain ... the last 2 days .. so yawny kind of day. wanna read but know i got work to be done. enjoyed. ( ;

  23. My gosh these are so pretty William!! Spring is my favorite season of all!!

  24. The trees almost outdid the tulips.

  25. @Tamago: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @RedPat: the heat is what does them in eventually.

    @Beth: it's been sunny here today. We'll see if that hurricane has any influence here.

    @Tanya: it has been quite a season this year for our tulips.

    @Mari: that's a good way of putting it!

  26. What a change in the gardens and parks in the last week. Incredible!!! Even in my little garden I see change from day to day. : )

  27. Ottawa's spring is later than ours but it certainly makes up for it!

  28. The tree in second shot is wonderful, the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument great with the spring blossoms around it.

  29. The trees are as beautiful as the tulips!

  30. All wonderful pictures.
    So nice to see trees in bloom.

    All the best Jan

  31. @Catarina: a little time makes a difference.

    @Kay: that's true!

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Norma: they are!

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Klara: that it is.