Thursday, June 10, 2021

A Return Visit To The Lake

Today I  have a photo post over at my writer's blog concerning the recent discovery of 215 graves of indigenous children at a former residential school. Just click on the link for the blog in the side column at right and it'll take you there. 

I paid a return visit to Dow's Lake and Commissioners Park, site of the largest tulip bed displays. En route to where I intended to start taking shots, I saw this cat come out of a yard looking for attention. I think this is the same cat I photographed  last year dozing at the back of a tulip bed.


I carried on past the south entrance to the park. East of the Bronson Avenue Bridge where the Rideau Canal widens into Dow's Lake is another flower bed. It was filled with tulips.

 

I returned to the south entrance to the park and started taking shots.

50 comments:

  1. Cute cat and beautiful flowers again.

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  2. I read about that discovery. Horrible times.

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  3. That cat knows it's a star! Beautiful flowers and very moving photos over on your other blog.

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  4. Beautiful tulip fields never get tired to see them. The cat looks well fed ! Besides her little Rosie is a skinny minnie !

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  5. I learnt a few days ago about the 215 graves of indigenous children being found in Canada - unfortunately inhumanity is universal. These dark deeds shame us all, but it is best to confront them and make sure that such things never happen again.

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  6. Tulips and cats, a good combimntion, I love them both!

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  7. Cute kitty! I love the tulips, beautiful photo!
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. ...that is a fabulous neighborhood!

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  9. @Iris: that cat was a sweetie.

    @Stefan: very much so.

    @John: the cat no doubt enjoys attention from tulip visitors.

    @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Gattina: kitty is spoiled!

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  10. @Rosemary: true.

    @Marianne: me too.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: that it is.

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  11. I am sure that 'Return to the Lake" will be a theme for many as cottages start to open up.

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  12. I adore the tulips. I keep thinking to order more, but the deer will just munch them...

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  13. My favourite today is the 2nd last photo.

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  14. Those tulips must be a sight to behold. Cute little cat too and if I haven't said it before, your header shot is stunning.

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  15. Love te shot with the house behind the tulips!

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  16. Beautiful series of images William, love the pussycat photobomber 😊 and the composition with house in background is gorgeous!

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  17. Beautiful tulips. Even the cat came to admire the tulips.

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  18. Beautiful photos William. Cute friendly cat, looks huge.
    What a sad and heartbreaking story about the graves of the of indigenous children. All so very wrong!

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  19. "Filed with tulips" those make very attractive beds.

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  20. Wow, lots and lots of tulips in this area. I love that friendly cat.

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  21. @David: no doubt.

    @Jennifer: deer will be deer.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Denise: they always impress.

    @RedPat: me too.

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  22. @Grace: what an obliging photo bomber.

    @Nancy: the cat must enjoy them.

    @Sami: a big sized one.

    @Red: they certainly do.

    @Sharon: such a sweetie.

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  23. Nice to see the cat in the grass between the tulips.

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  24. Tulips give such a wonderful show of colour don't they? And with the addition of the kitty, lovely!

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  25. Beautiful photos, William. The cat was checking his tulip patch to make sure it was still looking good. :)

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  26. Another beautiful area and great photos ~ Xo ~ the tulips are awesome ~


    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  27. @Jan: and that's not the last seen of the cat.

    @Shammickite: they do indeed.

    @Bill: a very good tulip guardian.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Happyone: I agree.

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  28. Awesome cat! Uhm . . . or maybe not. :-)

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  29. Big cat. Awesome tulips! Tweeted.

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  30. Smart cat relaxing in such beauty.

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  31. Nice to see the cat ...
    The tulips are just majestic.

    All the best Jan

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  32. A handsome cat and lovely tulips.

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  33. Oh my that is very sad news about the children. Lovely cat and all those incredible tulips!

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  34. so cute. love the cat ... i bet he/she enjoys the view there. ( ;

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  35. The cat looks like he/she is going to inspect the gardens to see if they are purrfect.

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  36. Love that gorgeous cat! And the pink and white is really pretty!

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