Earlier in the month I made my way to Dow's Lake late in the afternoon on a Saturday. I wanted to photograph the flowerbeds around Commissioners Park to show the kind of growth that is put in after the Tulip Festival comes to an end. The flowerbeds are planted with things that grow well in summer heat. Sometime next month these will be removed for the replanting of bulbs.
This view takes in the raised circular bed at the heart of the park. The lake itself can be glimpsed in the background.
I headed over to the lake, passing by a flock of Canada geese, busy munching away at the grass.
Here we have a view of the lake, which is part of the Rideau Canal, serving as a reservoir area for the waterway, which passes by at its south end. Across the water on the west side is the Arboretum, part of the Experimental Farm.
I then carried on past more flowerbeds, which when you last saw them were filled with tulips.
At a distance in this shot, a wedding party was having photos done in the park.