Friday, May 31, 2019

Wascally Wabbits Upon The Roof

The Rideau Centre is a shopping mall downtown. Its rooftop is a green one, with skylights and paths mingling with flowerbeds, bushes, and grass. Tulips happen to be there in May.

This overlook on the east side looks over towards the campus of the University of Ottawa. The buildings in the background include the historic courthouse and former prison, the Carleton County Gaol. Today they house Arts Court and a travel hostel. Land beyond them has been developed to include a hotel-condo tower, space for the University's theatre program, and expanded quarters for the Ottawa Art Gallery. I really have to take you into the OAG sometime.

Along with the plants up here, there are a few resident rabbits (wascally wabbits to the esteemed Mr. Elmer Fudd, Esquire and 33rd Degree Master Mason Of The Order Of The Scottish Rite) who keep the lawn trim.

I leave off with one more look at rooftop tulips. Tomorrow is the theme day, and of course pink tulips must be part of that mix. We'll have another location for tulips after that.


  1. Strange place for rabbits (wascally or otherwise)!

  2. "It sounds like something is jumping on the roof."
    "Don't worry, it's just rabbits."
    "Seriously, dude..."

  3. The rabbits want to see how life in the city is! LOL

  4. The rabbits are cute ! I like to watch them hopping around !

  5. Would be nice to visit to enjoy the beautiful tulips and watch the rabbits hopping around there.

  6. My wife would love to transplant our rabbits onto the roof since they routinely chow down on just about everything we plant.

  7. Love the rooftop tulips, also those wascally wabbits, so cute 🐰🐰

  8. ...they have a lot to feast on.

  9. I didn't know there was such a place and certainly not about the rabbits.

  10. That’s amazing , the rabbits I mean,,,, the tulips are starting fade a bit, always so sad to see them go, they truly are a fleeting pleasure,

  11. Hi are pleasing to see, and apparently having a person somewhere around doesn't scare you away. Yes yes, this person would love to have a visit to an art museum!

  12. Blumen auf dem Dach ist klasse.


  13. @John: yes, but they seem to do well up there.

    @Linda: they're getting into the carrots.

    @Italiafinlandia: yes it is.

    @Ella: they have it made.

    @Gattina: so do I.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Nancy: I wonder if the rabbits get into the tulips.

    @David: count on a rabbit to do that.

    @Grace: yes, too cute.

    @Tom: they do indeed.

    @Anvilcloud: it's a good spot.

    @Laurie: yes, I probably photographed these a week after their prime.

    @Barbara: oh, they were a bit skittish!

    @Sandi: wascally or not, still cute!

    @Noke: thank you.

  14. Cute bunnies! They seem to be everywhere right now, multiplying like... rabbits. :-)

  15. That must be a huge rooftop!

  16. Nice shot featuring tulips in front and buildings in the background.

  17. Hello, I love the cute rabbits and the pretty tulips. Wishing you a happy day and weekend!

  18. the bunnies want their fame too ... so cute. tulips, bunnies and awesome views too. ( :
    happy weekend!!

  19. Rabbits on the roof top. Priceless!

  20. Rabbits are destroyers. Tweeted.

  21. @Maywyn: aren't they adorable?

    @DJan: that's what they do.

    @RedPat: it is, yes.

    @Red: thank you!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Marie: I thought so.

    @Mari: I take it they've been through your garden on more than one occasion.

  22. I've seen so few bunnies this year and I love them, so thanks for this!

  23. Lovely and the rabbits would be fun to see too.

  24. I like the rabbits but I wonder if they eat the tulips. That would not be nice.

  25. Tulips and rabbits on the roof. Very cool!

  26. What a special roof top garden and with bunnies ~ love them!

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

  27. All that grass! Good job wabbits is prolific.

  28. Tulips with a view...and animal friends. Nice!
    (Do the rabbits really keep the lawn under control? Are they there year round??)

  29. I think the rabbits are cute …

    All the best Jan

  30. @Jeanie: you're welcome.

    @Denise: I liked them.

    @Catalyst: I have no idea if they go for tulips. If they do, they leave these ones alone.

    @Happyone: very much.

    @Carol: they're cute.

    @Joanne: that's true!

    @Kay: they're around all year. The soil's deep enough for burrows, so they hibernate.

    @Jan: that they are.

  31. It's weird (positive) that bunnies are freely eat on a lawn.