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.


  1. Gorgeous, very nice colours !

  2. There is nothing quite like the fragrance of lilacs wafting on the wind,

  3. Hello, I love all the tulips and the pretty lilacs. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

  4. ...those double tulips are a treat.

  5. I would enjoy walking around all the flowers. Those tulips are gorgeous!

  6. @Karl: thanks!

    @David: true.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: they are.

    @Denise: thanks!

  7. Loved the double tulip blossoms! I'm sure the lilacs were an olfactory treat as well.

  8. Too gorgeous William, was lovely to see the lilacs also, bet the perfume was beautiful 💜

  9. Lovely flowers. Pretty new header photo too.

  10. Nice combination of colors in these beds.

  11. You have gone on some colorful walks in these recent posts, and it has been enjoyable to see so much brightness around with all the negative news now going on. Thanks for the day brighteners.

  12. Absolutely lovely tulips and lilacs. Thanks for the enjoyment! :-)

  13. Beautiful colours, very nice to see.

  14. Beautiful floral shots ~ favorite are the lilacs

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  15. Oh, tulips and now LILACS! I think they were my favorite flower growing up in northwestern North Dakota many decades ago.

  16. I don't have to bend over to smell lilacs! They win for me, hands down.

  17. I'd like to have the smell of lilacs come through the internet!

  18. @Marie: so about a month after ours. The lilac blossoms here are done by the beginning of June, mostly.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

    @Barbara: they were.

    @Grace: definitely.

    @Sami: thank you.

    @Red: there is.

    @RedPat: it was.

    @Beatrice: flowers are cheerful.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Catalyst: quite a combination.

    @Joanne: they do grow tall here.

    @Linda: if only!

  19. When I was growing up in Illinois, we had a lilac bush in our yard. When they bloomed, I was in heaven. They have the most wonderful scent. They won't grow in the Phoenix area but I've seen some in northern Arizona.