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.