Sunday, May 26, 2019

On The Pathway

I returned to Commissioners Park twice in the last week. The first occasion was on Monday, Victoria Day, the last day of the festival. As you can imagine, it was quite busy. I started from the usual spot, at the north west portion of the park near the Dow's Lake Pavilion.

A gardening company on site happened to have some of these garden statues out and about, including one placed by a bed of tulips. I'll pick up here tomorrow.


  1. Wow, so many tulips! It is extraordinary.

  2. Did they have a shipload of bulbs delivered from the Netherlands? So many tulips make a truly memorable sight.

  3. You can see that all of the crowds taking photos really appreciate being able to see the tulips in flower.

  4. The tulips seem to have reached the height of these perfection at this time.

  5. I almost got lost in so many tulips ...
    The "owl" statue is wonderful!

  6. Hello, the tulips are all so beautiful. Love the cute statues too. Happy Sunday, wishing you a happy and a great new week!

  7. ...Ottawa does things up right!

  8. Love the statues! The tulips fields here need another week before they bloom.

  9. ...and so many enchanted photographers!

  10. Gorgeous photos William, the tulips en masse are so pretty. Wouldn't mind the owl in my garden 😊

  11. That blast of colour is amazing.

  12. The grape hyacinth are a lovely edging to the tulips, the garden statues look lovely on the lawns, the fawn looks so life like!

  13. the tulips have really come on in the last few days. They are completely open.

  14. How wonderful...I hope this series goes on and on. But there's bound to be more beauty you'll share, so I'll deal with it.

  15. So beautiful. They don't usually last long, but these seem to have held on for quite a while!

  16. @Linda: it is.

    @John: the Dutch send a good many each year, and the Canadian government plants more.

    @Rosemary: the advantage of living here is I can come down when it's more quiet.

    @Joan: they've been very pretty this year.

    @Iris: definitely!

    @Ella: I agree.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: it does, yes.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marie: climate and location is everything.

    @Italiafinlandia: there was no shortage of tulip paparazzi.

    @Grace: it was quite a heavy owl, whatever the material.

    @Jennifer: it certainly is.

    @Laurie: I agree.

    @Red: that they are.

    @Barbara: much more to come.

    @Sandi: they have, yes.

  17. Magnificent! I also love those pretty sculptures. :-)

  18. I like the owl sculpture. The tulips look gorgeous on the pathway.

  19. What a fantastic array! Tweeted!

  20. So many tulips and so many visitors, it reminds me of Keukenhof (, the largest annual flower exhibition in our country.

  21. Lovely pathway of tulips and love the stone statue of the deer and owl ~

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

  22. I'm not surprised this has drawn holiday crowds. What a sight!

  23. playing catch up ... we took a quick Memorial Day get away camping moment ... back now ... commenting ... i gotta check a few from you. love your bloom posts. so one of my faves for sure. love it!! look ya there!! well done. who or is it whom ... whatever ...they are genius folks to get all these blooms looking so awesome!! ( ;

  24. Those garden statues add something to the area -- not that it needs it, given the beauty of the tulips!

  25. A photographers delight!
    So many wonderful tulips, gorgeous colours, and I like the little statues too.

    All the best Jan

  26. What a beautiful, beautiful sight!!
    : )

  27. I wonder how many thousands of tulips are there!

  28. @DJan: me too.

    @Bill: they do.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Jan: not a surprise.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @Kay: it really brings people out.

    @Beth: it is a lot of work.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @Jan: me too.

    @Catarina: indeed.

    @Jenn: over a million.

    @Klara: that it is.