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.


  1. So nice to know you enjoyed the sun and these flowers you share so well, William!

  2. Lovely flowers! A few places here are opening on a limited basis.

  3. William, a lot of bloggers are reporting problems with Facebook and someone posted this which made me think of you.

  4. Happy Canada Day! Wonderful to have all the colourful tulips to celebrate the great day.

  5. Enjoy and celebrate, if in a small fashion...

  6. The tulips are such a gorgeous sight! Beautiful scenes and photos. Have a great day!

  7. It seems you have more tulips than we in the Netherlands :)

  8. ...what a colorful neighborhood!

  9. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Linda: admittedly I have not been on Facebook in some time.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Iris: indeed.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Marianne: about a million get planted here.

    @Tom: very much so.

  10. Happy Canada Day William.
    What a pity there are no celebrations, but at least the tulips are blooming.

  11. Beautiful flowers!
    Have a great day!

  12. Happy Canada Day to you. It's very nice to return to tulip time now that summer is upon us.

  13. The people who live next to the park must love seeing these blooms every year.

  14. Very different Canada Day without the celebrations.

  15. The Glebe looks like a nice area. Happy Canada Day to you, William.

  16. The blooms look lovely around the park with the houses in the background.

  17. William - Happy Canada Day! How blessed those people are to live in homes that border on these tulip gardens. If I wasn't living in my own little slice of paradise in Montana, that is the type of neighborhood I always dreamed about.

  18. Happy Canada Day to you William, and yes this year all national celebrations will be decidedly different with a lack of events an activities. Sadly, the same is true for the upcoming July 4th weekend here in the U.S.

  19. @Sami: at least they were!

    @Jim: definitely.

    @Agnieszk: thanks.

    @Marie: it is, yes.

    @Lea: thank you.

    @Barbara: and I'll be featuring tulips likely beyond the end of this month.

    @Sharon: they're quite lucky!

    @Red: it really is.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Bill: they do.

    @Kreig: thanks!

    @Angie: it's a good area.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Beatrice: it has to be.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Catalyst: thank you.

  20. Belated Happy Canada Day William, you have a beautiful neighbourhood 🌷

  21. I missed Canada Day on my blog! I could look at tulip photos alllll daaaay!

    1. I missed Canada Day period. It's been an intensely weird year.