Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sun Drenched Floral Garden

Carrying on with this tour of the tulips at Dow's Lake, here are more of them.

The Beavertails hut was among the food choices here in the park, and it was always busy. Beavertails are a fried pastry in the form of the beaver tail, garnished in a variety of ways. The chain is based out of Ottawa, often appearing at festivals while maintaining a permanent location in the Byward Market and locations across the country.

This, for instance, is the maple Beavertail. I'd have saved you a bite, but, well, I can't be trusted around such treats. :)

This is one of those shots taken on Victoria Day when I was here in the morning, another one of those tulip sculptures. This one stood outside a tent shelter for Lee Valley, a tools and gardening business based out of Ottawa, with stores across Canada and a catalogue business. Tom mentioned he was familiar with them from his nursery days.

Moving on, the path took me towards other tulip beds. Tomorrow we'll have a finale to this series.


  1. So many tulips... mind blown.

  2. Tulips and is good

  3. Wish I had thought to get some beavertails when I was in Canada. I assume they are sold in BC? Those tulips are incredible, great photos!

  4. Thank you, now I know what Beavertails are and your maple flavour one looks very tasty:)

  5. The tulip sculptures are very beautiful, the big one, is painted in "delft blue"!

  6. Hummm aquela guloseima tem um aspecto delicioso.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  7. ...the Beavertail looks good, do they come in a low cal version?

  8. What a sympathetic gesture to save some beavertail for me. It comes just in time, because it's lunchtime here ... :-)

  9. That beavertail looks just like a beavertail. So funny!


  10. I love all these gorgeous tulip photos. Like you, I would not want to share my beavertail treat! Looks very tasty. Enjoy your day.

  11. @Linda: lots of tulips!

    @Marie: so do I.

    @MB: definitely!

    @Denise: as I recall, there are outlets in British Columbia.

    @Rosie: it was good!

    @Ella: I've still got one tulip sculpture left- but it was taken this weekend, during Doors Open.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Tom: that depends on the definition of low calorie. They do list calories on the signs, but I can't recall off hand the numbers.

    @Jan: hah!

    @Janis: and it tastes so good.

    @Mildred: I'm greedy that way. :)

  12. More wonderful tulips. I am glad that beavertail is not within my ability to consume it. Looks wickedly good! :-)

  13. Never tasted that treat...

    Looks delicious... made me forget to look at the tulips... momentarily. : )

  14. Great. I like the large tulip beds.

  15. That beaver tail looks decadent. It also looks like it's big enough to share.

  16. Sun drenched is a apt description of these tulip beds. But the beaver tail got my attention! It's huge and just enough for me. I'm heading up that way tomorrow. Well, maybe not, but I'd like to do so.

  17. @DJan: it was!

    @Catarina: I think they've got an outlet at the Toronto zoo.

    @Red: I do too.

    @Sharon: it's quite a treat!

    @Lowell: you'd like one!

  18. Gorgeous tulip photos, William !

  19. Endless fields of tulips.
    That pastry looked interesting and extra sweet William, hope you didn't eat it all on your own, lol.

  20. Yes I wouldn't mind a bite of your Beaver tail William ☺ I'm going to miss the tulips when the series comes to an end!

  21. This seems to be the most flowery area!
    My friends didn't see any tulips last week up there - the heat had finished them all off.

  22. Fantastic! The lonely white tulip in a sea of purple is lovely. Running a close second is that maple beaver tail.

  23. @Karl: thanks!

    @Sami: oh, I did!

    @Grace: one more day.

    @RedPat: heat will do that.

    @Mari: it was tasty!

  24. what a gorgeous field. i would love to live near a tulip field ... so lovely. looks like a sweet treat. ( ;

  25. It seems like the tulip fields are never ending, William, and I wonder what will happen when all these beautiful colors are gone...will there be replacement blooms? Also I would not have been trusted with a maple beaver tail either, it did look enticing.

  26. Oh I wish I had flowers like that.
    Coffee is on

  27. Tulips and beaver tails, a winning combination. That tail looks very tempting.

  28. I think I must have a maple beavertail. Now.

  29. Tulips, tulips everywhere! Thank you for these beautiful photos.

  30. The tulips are simply stunning.

    All the best Jan

  31. @Beth: they are a delight to see.

    @Dora: thank you.

    @Kay: it was good!

    @Jeanie: I enjoyed it!

    @Klara: you're welcome.

    @Jan: they are indeed.