Friday, July 17, 2020

Royal

Here's one last look at the tulip bed I've been focusing on for the last two days.


Across the path is another large one that featured a mix of tulips, with companion flowers.


This particular bed was unveiled in 1967 by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. As Crown Princess during the Second World War, she stayed in Ottawa with her daughters, one of whom, Princess Margriet, was born here. An additional plaque was placed here in 2004 dedicating the bed in memory of Juliana after her death.


The tulips in this bed were certainly a delight this year.

29 comments:

  1. I have always loved Juliana!
    She was so simple and always close to the people.

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  2. Brilliant colours, William !

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  3. Sad we´ll miss this soon - thank you for sharing the beauty!
    My flowers... nada.

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  4. Hello, the tulips are gorgeous. Love the colors, nice memorial. Wishing you a happy day and weekend!

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  5. Such beauty! I can see next to the tulips the blue Muscari flowers! One of my favorite too!
    Gorgeous pictures! Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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  6. ...a wonderful story to accompany the beautiful tulips.

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  7. I love that connection to the Netherlands which Canada has.

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  8. So lovely. Thank you again. :-)

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  9. How beautiful...so nice to have companion blooms out at the same time, adding different texture and colors. Many thanks to the Netherlands for developing tulips (once the basis of their economy) and sharing them around the world.

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  10. It looks like it was a very good year for tulips.

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  11. The "entente" between Canada and The Netherlands has endured, and continues to do so.

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  12. @Ella: at the time, I attended a memorial service held here for her in the church where she attended during her time in Ottawa.

    @Karl: very much so.

    @Iris: I think I'll probably still be posting tulip photos for a month.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Dimi: thanks!

    @Tom: it is.

    @Marie: I do too.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: they are.

    @Barbara: I agree.

    @Red: it was, yes.

    @David: that's true.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

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  13. Amazing colours and displays. So beautiful to see!

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  14. Drinking it all IN, William!

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  15. I love your tulip posts William and the history behind them. Great photos!

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  16. Beautiful Tulips and I like your header pic
    MB

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  17. You never disappoint with your flower photos!

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  18. I always enjoy your tulips pictures. I lived in The Netherlands a couple of years when Juliana was queen. She was much loved by the Dutch people.

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  19. There's nothing quite like tulips. And how nice that they remember a worthy ally.

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  20. Been a delightful series indeed!

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  21. It's been a beautiful display of flowers.

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  22. Loving all these flowers - something I haven't seen in person in quite a long time!

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  23. Love the edging of blue đź’™

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  24. I love that story, about the tulips!

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  25. Beautiful tulips and lovely story ~ and photos ~ ^_^

    Live in the moment with love,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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