Thursday, May 16, 2019

Walking With Tulips

I'm stepping away from Commissioners Park today to show you different locations. Tulips can be found in odd spots aside from the formal gardens during the festival. These two shots are from a flowerbed area at the Greyhound bus station, where tulips are mingling with bushes and shrubs. I took these on Tuesday and continued on my way.

A short walk away, at the Ottawa Chinese United Church in the Glebe, more tulips are found outside the basement windows.

Down the street at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, the flowerbeds at the front of the church are a mix of shrubs, daffodils, and tulips at the moment.

And further down the street in the Old Ottawa South area, flowerbeds feature tulips at the moment outside the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Yesterday morning, I photographed a couple of residential gardens, both in Centretown.


  1. Beautiful! This could be right around the corner, in Holland :-)

  2. Time for tulips also in Finland now.

  3. The yellow tulips are beautiful!
    As I told you, the tulips are finished here, the Keukenhof will also close this weekend.

  4. So lovely to see Spring colour popping up all over the place not just in the formal gardens.

  5. I love tulips but the weather here is not suitable for tulips.

  6. Finally after a long winter, Ottawa starts to get some color again ... beautiful!

  7. Tulpen sind klasse schöne Farben.


  8. Good to see that everybody loves tulips.

  9. Yay, tulips. They brighten everyone's day. So long gone, here.


  10. ...they make for a nice walk.

  11. Flowers to brighten up everyone's lives.

  12. Daar word ik vrolijk van!

    So nice. Flowers brighten up our day. Love it! My tulips are gone now. But I love to see them in your photos.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Tulips haven’t started to bloom here yet,,that joy is yet to come!

  14. Beautiful! Our tulips are now gone for the season and will emerge next year once again. Nice to know your tulips are just getting started. :-)

  15. @Iris: we certainly take our tulips seriously here!

    @Italiafinlandia: I hope you photograph some too.

    @Ella: I would like to see those gardens someday.

    @Joan: lots of gardens have at least a few.

    @Nancy: here the weather suits them quite well.

    @Jan: and it was a long winter indeed.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Noke: thanks.

    @Marianne: true!

    @Janis: they do!

    @Tom: I agree.

    @David: that's true.

    @Sandi: definitely.

    @Aritha: I love showing them.

    @Laurie: they're a delight to see.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @DJan: I'll be busy photographing over the next few days.

  16. I would have said that our daffodils had long gone, though yesterday I was at the Botanic Gardens where they have a late-flowering variety just coming into its prime. There were tulips too, of course. Nice to see that the seasons are progressing with you as well.

  17. Beautiful...and I imagine you enjoy walking about with camera looking for these blossoms...wearing much lighter gear than you did at the ice festival!

  18. Tulips everywhere, how wonderful :)

  19. I just looked out of the window and saw that one of our remaining tulips is showing some colour. I say 'remaining' because the crop seems greatly reduced this year. Certainly not one of our 150 tulips survived past year one.

  20. It is so nice to see some color!

  21. The tulip is a survivor and a bit of an invasive. Some of these areas look as if they are poorly looked after but the tulip survives.

  22. @John: it took long enough for the tulips to start showing this spring.

    @Barbara: yes, it's easier to photograph in warmer temperatures.

    @Sami: they're quite a wonder to see.

    @Anvilcloud: I wonder if the squirrels dug them up.

    @RedPat: it is, yes.

    @Padre: definitely.

    @Red: I actually like the less formal look of some of these gardens.

  23. You found beauty everywhere! I do love the tulips.

  24. Lovely 'walk with tulips photography.'

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

  25. Pretty display of tulips and your header is stunning. I've been meaning to mention that before.

  26. I like your header and the golden tulips

  27. The red tulips are my favorite!

  28. Tulips really are a sign of Spring. Lovely.

  29. @Sharon: so do I.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Bill: that it is.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Cloudia: so do I.

    @Sharon: they stand out.

    @Marleen: they are indeed.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Lady Fi: thanks!

  30. What a wonderful walk you had !
    parsnip x

  31. so pretty ... why i love spring. all the pretty blooms and warm times. ( ;

  32. Such pretty tulips to see along your walk.

  33. Too gorgeous William, love that the tulips and other spring flowers pop up randomly around the city 🌷

  34. They're all beautiful, William, but I think I've heard they have a very short life as blooms. Is that correct?

  35. These flowers are so welcome after a long winter.

  36. @Parsnip: thank you.

    @Beth: there's lot of colour here.

    @Happyone: they are.

    @Grace: in the oddest of places.

    @Joanne: no shortage of them.

    @Catalyst: yes, just a few days.

    @Kay: that they are.

  37. Tulips are so cheerful! Love this series!

  38. It's just lovely to see the Spring colour everywhere.

    All the best Jan

  39. Gorgeous tulips they are so bright and cheerful:)