Picking up from where I left off yesterday, I continued along the pathway.
I'll be back here on Monday. These beds will probably look different then.
These ones caught my eye. As well as another member of the Tulip Paparazzi.
I decided I'd take some closeups.
There are a series of panels on the background of the festival at one of the flowerbeds. The Tulip Festival is a legacy of the Second World War, born out of the bond between Canadians and Dutch people that sprang up out of the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi Germany. The Dutch royals and the people sent tulips in thanks, and have done so since. The idea of a festival rose up out of that just a few years later.
The panels examine the hardships of life under occupation in the Netherlands.
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands set up operations in Britain at the time, but sent her daughter and heir Juliana to Ottawa with her daughters. The family lived here during the war. I'll have more of the panels in coming posts.
Love those striped tulips.ReplyDelete
That is quite some display of Tulips, something I come to appreciate this year with the few we have in our gardenReplyDelete
Love all the beautiful and colourful daffodilsReplyDelete
I will also want to be a floral paparazzi ... :))ReplyDelete
You know that during the Second World War, because of hunger, were there many people who ate bulbs of tulips?
Nearly like the Keukenhof in Holland, I which apparently is the biggest tulip field in the world!ReplyDelete
Glad to see that spring is now blooming for you and that it looks so colourful too.ReplyDelete
...the Paparazzi will be out in force.ReplyDelete
Unique flower photos & very colorfulReplyDelete
Wow, what a gorgeous sight. I love all tulips colors, lovely blooms. Enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Fico sempre fascinado a ver as tulipas.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e um bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Beautiful, it will probably be changing day by day.ReplyDelete
Those red and white tulips are my favorites. They are all lovely, though. :-)ReplyDelete
@Marie: so do I.ReplyDelete
@Bill: I love seeing them.
@Nancy: I do too.
@Ella: I did know that.
@Gattina: I would love to see that.
@Rosemary: it took its time.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Jan: it does.
The candy cane tulips are such a happy blossom and the yellow Angelique, oh I loved those in our garden! Beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
so torn - pink or yellow - which is my fave? so gorgeous. what a fun time to see them in person. thanks for sharing. happy weekend. ( ;ReplyDelete
Oh so beautiful! The background of the Dutch connection is good to know. Yes, photographers keep in shape bending to capture the perfect shot!ReplyDelete
Hopefully it stays cool and the flowers last a long time!ReplyDelete
It is amazing the extent to which tulips have been hybridized to produce so many varieties.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful display.ReplyDelete
Those pink and whites are especially lovely!ReplyDelete
This blog will be attractive for a while when you post about tulips.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love the colors! Tweeted.ReplyDelete
@DJan: they are all a feast for the eyes.ReplyDelete
@Laurie: Angeliques are a common one at this festival.
@Beth: you're welcome.
@Barbara: it is a good legacy.
@RedPat: it would not surprise me, given how late they've been, if they last through month's end.
@David: my maternal grandfather was in the business in the Netherlands before immigrating. Years later there were many types around that hadn't been around when he was doing that.
@Sharon: that they are.
@Jeanie: I agree.
@Red: oh, yes!
Amazing dislays of colours, very pretty!ReplyDelete
All so pretty, but the striped red and white ones are amazing.ReplyDelete
The tulips are really really gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful masses of flowers.ReplyDelete
one of these Springs we will have to take a trip to Ottawa to see the tulips, one of my favourite flowers.ReplyDelete
Working together is always a good thing, turning it into such a beautiful festival even better.ReplyDelete
They are beautiful!ReplyDelete
I bet the paparazzi are there in force at times 😉ReplyDelete
Amazing and all so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for giving the information re the Dutch connection.
A lovely post.
All the best Jan
I am not sure I could stop taking pictures if I were ever lucky enough to be there at the right time! So I guess I would definitely qualify as a member of the tulip paparazzi!ReplyDelete
Everyone wants to have unique pictures.ReplyDelete
@Happyone: I agree.
@Shammickite: they are.
@Gill: you should.
@Iris: I agree.
@Italiafinlandia: very much so.
@Grace: especially on weekends.
@Jan: you're welcome.
@Sallie: I certainly am.
@Klara: they do.