Sunday, December 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Rainbow

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. And for December, that theme is Rainbow. Check out how others are taking on that theme right here.

I'm starting with three shots taken earlier in the year during a visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature, one of our national museums here in Ottawa. One of the galleries is the Arctic Gallery, and the walls feature some multi-coloured murals.

In May we get the Tulip Festival here in various places in both Ottawa and Gatineau. Mixes of colours in flowerbeds are to be expected. In these shots, they're taken in Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake.

These were over at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.

And this was the last tulip shot I took for the year, outside an office building downtown.

A rarity, it seems: I actually photographed a rainbow. This was in August in the Glebe.

I'm finishing with rainbow in a different context. Each summer outside the Chateau Laurier, panels are hung in the summers with different themes. This year it was about the LGBT community in Canada, profiling various people from across the country. Here are two of them.


  1. All the colours of the rainbow are present.
    We need some colour. The landscape is practically monochromatic now.

  2. All the colorful flowers bring warmth and beauty to the gray winter days!
    A pleasant December with all the colors of the rainbow ...

  3. Rainbows are an interesting and challenging theme. Nice selection of photos.

  4. It is lovely to see lots of colourful photos as we enter into December.

  5. The Museum of Nature makes a nice change from the War Museum. And the tulips are a welcome reminder of the spring.

  6. You certainly covered all the colours of the rainbow William, love the murals and the tulips are gorgeous 🌷

  7. Nice series with indeed about all colours of the rainbow.

  8. @Catarina: that's true.

    @Ella: they do.

    @Maywyn: thanks.

    @Rosemary: it is.

    @John: that they are.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Janey: thanks.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Marianne: I did.

  9. ...a wonderful selection of rainbows!

  10. Hello, Love all the colors of the rainbow. Beautiful flowers and murals. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  11. Tulipas muito bonitas, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço, bom Domingo e excelente mês de Dezembro.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

  12. Good application of the theme with the flower beds.

  13. wow, i have really missed the springy blooms ... so pretty. we are having pouring rain .. so much rain. i guess the earth needs it but it sure is good book reading weather. Happy Sunday. ( ;

  14. You found a vast array of rainbows!

  15. I like the way you incorporated all kinds of rainbow inferences in this post! Nice job!

  16. You're giving us a taste of spring at the beginning of winter. That should make us feel better.

  17. I love rainbows. Such lovely pictures.

  18. Very nice colourful selection, William !
    Ah... and the tulips !

  19. An excellent choice of rainbows, very nice, William.

  20. A good selection for the theme - I think I like the murals best.

  21. What fun to enjoy your tulip photos just as winter starts! Thanks.

  22. @David: they are.

    @Tom: thank you!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: it felt appropriate.

    @Beth: thanks.

    @Marie: indeed.

    @Sharon: I did!

    @Susie: thank you!

    @Red: that was the idea.

    @DJan: thanks!

    @Karl: tulips are good at any time of the year.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Bill: thanks.

    @RedPat: they stand out.

    @Barbara: you're welcome.

  23. I'd say you nailed that one well!

  24. What a colorful post, just what I needed to see today. It has been very cloudy in the Carolinas.

  25. All excellent iseas----and did you read my mind or did I read your----you never know what you might find in my mind

  26. Sure is nice to see all those beautiful flowers!!

  27. Colorful photos for the rainbow theme ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  28. I cannot imagine writing one poem, let alone thirty volumes. Bravo to all your rainbows.

  29. A nice selection of rainbows. Great murals.

  30. Lovely colourful photos, I particilarly like the murals:)

  31. All of your different interpretations of your theme are excellent. I really enjoyed them all. The tulips are beautiful and colorful and the celebrations of diversity both something to be honored as well as enjoyed. Bravo!

  32. @Eve: the flowers are a wonder.

    @Jeanie: thank you!

    @Klara: thanks!

    @Alexandria: today here has been clear.

    @MB: we were certainly of like minds on this one.

    @Happyone: that it is.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Joanne: thanks!

    @Linda: it is.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Rosie: I do too.

    @Sallie: I agree.

  33. Quite a collection of rainbows, William.

  34. I'm always happy to share my rainbows with you dear! Fine post!

  35. Love that wall. And the display of tulips just wonderful.

  36. A beautiful rainbow filled post.

    All the best Jan

  37. Sure like those multi coloured walls and so nice to see some springy tulips!

  38. @Jack: thanks!

    @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Gemel: that they are.

    @Jan: thanks.

    @Jenn: it is.