Saturday, May 22, 2021


The flowerbed in this portion of Commissioners Park runs along a low stone wall that gradually curves away. Some of the tulips in this area were starting to show during this first visit.

This is the eyesore I mentioned yesterday and referenced last year during my coverage of the tulips. Some years ago the house that had been here, and which fit in with the neighbourhood, was demolished. This hideous bit of infill was built in its place. Interestingly a for sale sign is outside. Perhaps the owners have had enough of their neighbours giving them the stink eye.

I vastly prefer this house across from it, which has a good overlook of the park.

Tulips in the bed below that house.

And behind that bed and on the slope, some white trilliums are found. 

This view features some tulips emerging and others not out. It's not apparent from here, but there is a path between them.

More colours presented themselves as I went along.


  1. The house across the street is as much beautiful as it is inviting, the other modern structure? Yuk in my view!

    The tulips are glorious.

  2. So good to see the tulips in full bloom again.

  3. Such a beautiful time of year in your part of the world. The tulips are dazzling.

  4. ...tulips at last, thank you!

  5. @Gemel: I agree.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Susie: they are quite welcome.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Tom: more to come.

  6. We have begun to deadhead already. :(

  7. Give those tulips a few more days and it will be show time!

  8. The second last photo is my favourite.

  9. Hello,
    The tulips are beautiful, I just love all the colors.
    Take care, have a great weekend!

  10. As for those houses, I'm on your side.

  11. @Anvilcloud: in this heat they go fast.

    @David: the next time I came, they were in their glory.

    @Marie: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @jan: it is atrocious.

  12. They are all beautiful, but my favorites are the frilly ones. Oh dear, so sorry the heat will make the season short.

  13. To live there and have this view...

  14. There they are! Those gorgeous tulips! I love them.

  15. The heat will get those buds opened fast!
    I thought the eyesore you meant was that grey mcmansion beside this one.

  16. I agree with you on the two houses. The one you like is my favorite also. I hate it when people gut or tear down a house and build something that just doesn't fit. This is happening a lot up north by my cottage and I just hate it! Those tulips are fabulous, though!

  17. Some people can build some very out of place unattractive houses.

  18. So pretty to see. That house sure is ugly and doesn't fit in.

  19. Lovely colours.
    I like tulip time :)

    All the best Jan

  20. I have been waiting to see these beauties. Then missed the first couple of day because of an auto accident. Been a tad out of it. Tweeted.

  21. Lovely photos of the beautiful tulips ~ Weekend was busy so late in commenting ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. glad i came today to check all these out. very cool. ( ;

  23. @Barbara: they're always short lived.

    @Iris: just not of the ugly house.

    @Magiceye: that it is.

    @Sharon: me too.

    @RedPat: weather does quick things with tulips.

    @Jeanie: this place is a particularly bad example.

    @Red: that is the case.

    1. @Bill: it does not.

      @Joanne: certainly not.

      @Peter: thank you.

      @Jan: I do too.

      @Mari: thanks.

      @Carol: and here I am a year later attending to comments.

      @Beth: thank you.