Monday, May 24, 2021

Colours

 In the latter part of April I was in Major's Hill Park, where I took two shots of a flower bed with tulips not yet blooming. This first view includes Parliament Hill in the background, and a statue of Colonel John By, the British military engineer who led the construction of the Rideau Canal. These are the first tulip pics I took for the year.

In early May I returned to the park. Tulips were emerging.

Other tulips can be found in the park.

Some planters along the western path had tulips. Views of Gatineau and the Ottawa River could be seen.


Along with tulips here are tree blossoms.


The north end of the park includes more flower beds. This one includes the National Gallery beyond.


And this one features Notre Dame.


When I came back to the park a few days later, the tulips had made substantial progress. We'll see that down the line. Today I leave off with this. 

30 comments:

  1. Yes tulips brighten up the neighbourhoods!

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  2. Hello,
    Beautiful tulips and blossoms. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  3. ...just what we have been waiting for.

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  4. So nice to see the beautifl tulips again. Lovely landscapes.

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  5. @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: they do.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: and lots to come.

    @Nancy: thank you.

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  6. Love that header and the last photo.

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  7. Beautiful spring photos. The tulips yet to bloom is a really interesting photo.

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  8. Delightful captures yet again!

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  9. I'm so glad you visited them! Thank you for sharing Ottawa!

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  10. It will be quite colourful in a few days, I suppose.

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  11. Oh yay the tulips are appearing William, just been back to check missed posts. Some beds are well ahead of others in the blooming stage. I'm glad they still planted the bulbs even though the festival isn't officially on, we can still enjoy the tulips 🌷🌷

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  12. Interesting how you follow the development of tulips through the season.

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  13. I love seeing the tulips "wake up".

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  14. Lovely nature shots of the tulips in various stage of blooming ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. The tulips are gone here so it's nice to see more.

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  16. The tulips combine nicely with the blossoming trees.

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  17. @Marie: thank you.

    @Maywyn: I thought so.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Jennifer: you're welcome.

    @Jan: it turned out to be.

    @Grace: they are a source of cheer in trying times.

    @Red: I like doing that.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: more to come.

    @Marleen: they do.

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  18. ohh love this hike with you..more please

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  19. They must have over a million bulbs planted in Ottawa!

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  20. It looks like it was a rather overcast day. But I liked seeing not only tulips but the blossoms on the trees.

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  21. one of my most favorites times of your year ... what a great time to see all those blooms. nice!! ( ;

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  22. @Anita: more to come.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Jeanie: there are.

    @Barbara: overcast days can be good.

    @Beth: thank you.

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  23. Spring is most certainly a marvelous time of year.

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  24. Tulips and daffodils are the first signs of Spring and such a joy to see!

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  25. Spectacular early spring flowers...

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