Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Vivid Shades Of A Tulip Festival

Close up views from ground level for tulips are a delight, as was the case with this bed of tulips I left off with yesterday.


This wider view of the beds at this part of the park includes someone posing for a member of the tulip paparazzi.


I returned to the main path, and carried on with photographing tulips.


Here we have an example of how one part of a bed is just starting to show, while beyond it the flowers are more coming into their own. We'll carry on here tomorrow. Happy Fourth of July to my American readers!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Splashes Of Colours Along The Lake Shore


Here we have a view of one of the beds of tulips that lie across from the main path, with Dow's Lake in the background.


Here we have a wider view of two of these beds from the end of one of them.


And this is another bed. We'll pick up here tomorrow.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

A Morning Walkabout Among The Tulip Beds

Carrying on where I left off yesterday, here's another view of the tulips in front of the homes bordering this part of Commissioners Park.


I carried along with my walk. The homes bordering the park tend to be quite eclectic. For the most part they're pleasing to see, though there's an infill one further down the park that looks like an abomination

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Neighbourhood

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! It'll be a weird one here with all official events called off due to Covid, and the museums closed.

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For July, that theme is Neighbourhood. Check out how others areinterpreting this theme right here. For me, I'm in the midst of an extended series on our Tulip Festival, which was held in May. Today's post features three neighbourhoods in close proximity.

Just east of the Bronson Avenue Bridge where it crosses the Rideau Canal, a flowerbed lies near the Canal. This spot is in the Glebe neighbourhood. Across the Canal, glimpsed among the trees, are homes in the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood.


The bridge, seen here, marks where the Canal widens into Dow's Lake.


This view from the south side of the bed features homes of the Glebe.


Crossing to the west side of Bronson brings us back into Commissioners Park, one of the major tulip sites. The homes west of Bronson and bordering the park are part of a neighbourhood in its own right, called the Glebe Annex. I carry on with this visit to the park tomorrow and in the days to come.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tulip Blooms Alongside The Rideau Canal

Here we have daffodils growing in the grass on the slope leading onto the Flora Bridge ramp.


When I did the post on the bridge, I had one shot taken of the pond with a blossoming tree, and mentioned the bed of tulips at the far side. This is it, looking pretty in pink and red.


Of course every once in awhile a rogue tulip will make itself known. I like looking for them.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Orange, Purple, And Yellow

Picking up with the flowerbed I left off with yesterday, the combination of colours among these tulips was a cheerful sight.


I took a view of another bed, with the Canal in the background.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Blossoming Flowers

Lilacs tend to bloom around the same time as the tulips each May. On the afternoon of the same day in yesterday's post, I made my way back to the area through Old Ottawa East to photograph the Flora Bridge, which I showed earlier in the month. Near the Rideau Canal, I stopped to photograph the blooms.


I crossed the bridge and the Canal, which can be seen in the background here. There are some tulip beds down this way at the edge of the Glebe.


Near the bed above, I focused on one particular flowerbed, which gets mostly morning sun and is sheltered by bushes on its west side. The tulips were quite colourful.