Monday, June 22, 2020

Park Vistas

Now that summer is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, it was time for a new header. This one was taken last Canada Day during a quiet interlude outside the Museum of History in Gatineau, with a view of the Ottawa skyline across the river.

There are a number of planters set up along the path on the west edge of Major's Hill Park. They tend to be planted less densely, and make a lovely shot with Parliament and the Ottawa River in the background.

Less dense in the way of tulips also applies to the area around some foundations, which are preserved in the park and once housed the By family during the Canal building period.

At the north end of the park are larger beds of tulips. This one features the glass tower of the National Gallery as a backdrop.

While this includes Notre Dame.

We'll carry on here tomorrow with the first bed, seen here.


  1. Lovely shots. Those tulips are delightful.

  2. ...those who laid out Ottawa's parks did a fabulous job.

  3. @Iris: it was time.

    @Lady Fi: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

  4. Hello,

    Beautiful views of the park and flowers. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

  5. Love the tulips William, whether they be en masse or just a few. Fabulous new header shot 💜

  6. Even though the tulips are gone from your header, I'm glad to see I can still enjoy the pictures of them on your blog. :-)

  7. That's a great new header photo. I also like that tulip that looks like it's flaming.

  8. Great new header! Nice to see a few people these days.

  9. Stunning new header! I like to see dense beds of tulips because they show off their color much more.

  10. I enjoyed the scenery of your new header (but can't read the subheading).

  11. Nice header. I love the large beds of tulips!

  12. Beautiful New Banner! It is spirit lifting to see people out and about enjoying themselves in the sun.

  13. Beautiful tulips! I love you new header, welcome to summer.

  14. Always love that view of the Parliamentary Library.

  15. Love the new header, William. The sun is shining. It's warm. Aren't you happy? ;^/)
    That close-up shot of the tulips with the buildings in the distance is beautiful!

  16. Lovely park vista photos ~ very summery ~ ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Grace: thanks.

    @DJan: I make the most of them.

    @Sharon: I should be choosing a new header for summer soon.

    @Marie: thank you.

    @Red: I agree.

    @Barbara: it depends on the colour of the sky as to how it shows up. The subheader is secondary to me.

  18. @RedPat: me too.

    @Maywyn: it is.

    @Bill: thanks.

    @Helen: me too.

    @Catalyst: thanks.

    @Jennifer: as do I.

    @Carol: thank you.