Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Along The Pathways Of History

 I returned to the National War Memorial one day to photograph the tulips again.

Crossing the street, I took these shots of tulips in planters outside the Chateau Laurier.

Heading into Major's Hill Park, I concentrated on the beds around the statue of Colonel John By.

One last shot for today. I will pick up with this bed of tulips the day after tomorrow. For the theme day tomorrow, I will still be in this park, but with a different subject.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

John McCrae And The Flock

 Continuing on where I left off yesterday. I mentioned how the parkland on and around Green Island had several monuments. This is one of them, one of two matching sculptures of the Canadian soldier, doctor, and poet John McCrae. He is the author who composed the poem In Flanders Fields during the darkest days of World War One. Another of this statue by the same artist is in his hometown of Guelph, Ontario.

Across the path, a number of Canada geese were having lunch.

This is a view of the west branch of the Rideau Falls from the platform alongside the neighbouring property.

That property is home to research labs of the National Research Council. Tulips here were at their last stage as I passed by.

Heading back, I photographed some tulips through the fence outside the Royal Canadian Mint.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Tulips And Waterfalls

I went out one day to the parkland on and around Green Island, where the Rideau River spills over the Rideau Falls into the Ottawa River. This park has a number of monuments, most of them military, and the pavilion here houses headquarters for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It also has some tulip beds here, on the eastern shore of the east branch of the river. We are in the New Edinburgh neighbourhood on this side.

Looking east from the tulips includes a view in the background of the French embassy.

This view towards one of the main platforms gives us a glimpse of the Ottawa River and the Macdonald-Cartier bridge in the distance.

Here is the east branch of the Rideau Falls.

This view is from the walkway over the falls. Gatineau is on the far shore, with the forested area on the shore being the Leamy Lake Park; the Gatineau Hills are off in the distance.

This view of the falls is from the Green Island side of things. More from this park tomorrow.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Residential Flowers

I was passing by a home in Lowertown during the Festival, and its gardens drew my attention, with tulips the star of the show at the time.

These are from nearby properties.

Saturday, June 26, 2021


 Here we have a bed of tulips at an office complex in Little Italy.

These are from gardens nearby in the neighbourhood.

On another day, early in the morning, I took these in Dundonald Park, close to home.

I finish today with these springtime blossoms outside a home in Centretown.