Saturday, June 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Pink

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the month of June, that theme is Pink. Take a look at how others are interpreting this theme right here

My selections come from two different festivals. In February, we celebrate the best season of all in Ottawa and Gatineau with Winterlude. Ice sculptures are carved by sculptors from around the world. At night they're lit up with coloured lights. I caught them in the process early on, hence this first shot, with a soft pink catching the ice. The sculptures this year were presented up in the Byward Market area.

Pink light was just starting to touch this finished sculpture.

Here we have the full effect.

The more recent festival is one that I'm in the midst of covering at present. Our Tulip Festival happens each May, with around a million bulbs planted in the public gardens each year. These shots were taken during excursions around Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake, the biggest site for the tulips. Look for the stray tulip in the last shot. I'm blaming the squirrels for that one.


  1. Oh My Goodness all the different pinks you came up with.
    Terrific post.

  2. You managed to capture all the beautiful shades of pink!

  3. Nice photos, reminds me June is strawberry picking month, and freeze, blender, enjoy.

  4. Ice and tulips - a very Canadian take on Spring.

  5. My pink phase is over, but my, these are lovely shots!

  6. You found a lot of different pinks, nice.

  7. Well, now I prefer the 2nd part of your post.
    Happy weekend, William !

  8. ...I'm through with ice right now, I'll stick with those pretty pink tulips.

  9. Winterlude ice sculptures are such an amazing sight to see! You gave us a glorious riot of colour today!

  10. Hello,

    Lovely pink images. The tulips are my favorite. Enjoy your weekend!

  11. What a joy pink is, and I imagine the lights on the ice sculptures were a great plus in the greys of wintertime. Now the joys of all those colorful tulips are available to feast the eyes upon.

  12. I love those ice sculptures and am happy to visit them again. And the tulips are still a delight. :-)

  13. Perfect pink for the theme William 🌸🌼

  14. Love the light on the Ice sculptures but of course I really really like the Tulips.

  15. De ijssculpturen. They are so nice in that light/

  16. This time of year I prefer the tulip pink.

  17. @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Nancy: and there are many.

    @Maywyn: strawberries sound good right about now.

    @John: yes, a typical combination!

    @Iris: thank you!

    @Italiafinlandia: thanks!

    @Jan: yes, I did.

    @Karl: thank you.

    @Tom: I miss the ice!

    @Laurie: thank you!

    @Eileen: they stand out so well.

    @Barbara: that is quite true.

    @DJan: more tulips to come.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Grace: I thought so!

    @MB: so do I.

    @Aritha: they are.

    @Marie: they're such a pretty pink too.

  18. A good theme day post! It is hard to remember it being cold enough for ice, William!

  19. A wonderful collection William!

  20. Well, William, I hate to disagree but those ice sculptures all look purple to me. The tulips, though, are definitely pink.

  21. Lovely shades of pink!

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

  22. All kinds of pink! Great shots, William

  23. prefer the blooms 2 the ice ...but both are great series u do share. ( ;

  24. @RedPat: the cold will come back!

    @Jim: thank you.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Catalyst: somewhere in between, perhaps.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Kay: a whole lot.

  25. The very last photo of all the pink is so pretty...I also spy a tiny pop of yellow!!

  26. Fabulous selection of photographs for this pink theme.

    All the best Jan

  27. Pink tulips are my favourite.