Friday, September 28, 2018

Flowerbeds In The Late Summer

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.


  1. The gardens are still very beautiful.

  2. Beautiful garden photos, and the canal also.

  3. ...interesting to see these beds after the tulips are finished.

  4. So glad you are ok from the tornado. Today's photos are lovely. Sometimes we underestimate the power of landscaping.


  5. @Catarina: they are!

    @Linda: I like perspectives of the lake like that.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Jan: it certainly is.

    @Tom: it's quite different this time of year.

    @Janis: these gardens are well taken care of.

  6. Those flower beds are wonderful, whatever they have in them. Thank you for the tour. :-)

  7. Hello, the flower beds are lovely. The lake view is pretty. Lovely place! Have a happy day and weekend!

  8. A beautiful spot in all seasons, William!

  9. The park is very clean and precise. I guess I'm saying that it is very well maintained.

  10. The gardens arre so mich work but so worth it!

  11. @DJan: I do see some lilacs among them. It's quite a rich mix of plants and flowers in these beds.

    @Eileen: I pass through this park on a fairly regular basis.

    @RedPat: it certainly is.

    @Red: yes it is.

    @Marie: definitely.

  12. Such beautiful sceneries with gorgeous blossoms!

  13. Thanks for sharing these shots and your Canada Geese which frequent Marin

  14. What beautiful scenery, very nice indeed!

  15. Lovely floral and scenery shots!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  16. what a nice place. lot of work put into it. you are lucky to have it on your doorstep (I guess, you mentioned that you pass through this park on a regular basis.

  17. @Tamago: it's a beautiful area.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: it's well taken care of.

    @Bill: definitely!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Klara: yes, I get through here often.

  18. Canada geese loved my old white car they used it for target practise. Well tended parks and gardens are a treat to walk around.

  19. A lot of color still left in these flowers!

  20. What a lovely place this is.
    The flower beds are so colourful and I like the lake view too.

    Enjoy the up-coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

  21. gorgeous blooms, love the chair view. ( :

  22. It certainly has a different look in summer and doesn't suffer for the lack of tulips.

  23. Wonderful shots of flower beds.

  24. @Revrunner: they do!

    @Fun60: I agree.

    @Michelle: definitely.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Beth: so do I.

    @Kay: quite true.

    @Jennifer: that it is.

    @Norma: lots of them!

    @Klara: thank you!