Today I'm concentrating on this last bed of tulips in the park, lined with muscari. It is dedicated in memory of the late Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. As crown princess during the Second World War, Juliana found safe haven here for herself and her daughters.
Across the road and across from the Dow's Lake Pavilion is the grounds of a naval reserve unit, H.M.C.S Carleton. Here we have another tulip bed. Tomorrow I go elsewhere, but we'll be back to the lake when I close out this series. Sometime in July.
Beautiful. The last two photos are amazing. The color is so vibrant.ReplyDelete
Wonderful colour. What better than to remember the Queen of the Netherlands with a display of tulips.ReplyDelete
I will never understand why the kings and queens escaped to safe countries and let their population in the big sh..t (not a ladylike word) The Belgian King wanted to stay but was forced by the population to go away The tulips are really a Dutch speciality !ReplyDelete
These are so beautiful. I wish they could last forever...ReplyDelete
What a nice surprise to see not only tulips, but also Muscari botryoides. It completes the red, white and blue.ReplyDelete
@Parsnip: thank you.ReplyDelete
@John: a fitting tribute.
@Gattina: as I recall it was officials around the royals who had to persuade them to go. The reasoning being Hitler would have made a puppet of Wilhelmina or just killed her. So Wilhelmina spent the war in Britain able to actively help her people, and her daughter was sent even further off for safety.
@Iris: alas, only a short time.
@Jan: the muscari look best from ground level, which I can manage.
Love all the pretty colors and blooms. Take care, enjoy your day!
It shows you what I know. I thought the muscari would bloom before the tulips and then be done. That is a beautiful tree in the last photos.ReplyDelete
Lovely blossoms. We have the muscari in Finland too.ReplyDelete
The blooming tree is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
...a beautiful display to honor this important person in Ottawa's tulip story.ReplyDelete
Muscari..... same as grape hyacinths?ReplyDelete
Love those shots against the blue sky.ReplyDelete
Never get tired of the tulips William they are so beautiful and you show them in the loveliest compositions 🌷💛ReplyDelete
Still going strong and beautiful...ReplyDelete
@Eileen: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Anvilcloud: I imagine they plant at the same time.
@italiafinlandia: it is a lovely flower.
@Marie: it is fitting.
@Tom: a good tribute.
@Shammickite: one and the same.
@Revrunner: I had to get down low for those.
@Grace: thank you.
Your 5th photo is my favorite. The perfect angle and those great clouds.ReplyDelete
I just realized how hard it is to photograph tulips from ground level. You really need something to get you to a higher level.ReplyDelete
It is lovely with the flowering tree in the background.ReplyDelete
I had no idea Queen Juliana spent time in Canada during the war. That pink tree is magnificent!ReplyDelete
Wonderful and beautiful memorial to Queen Juliana ~ XoReplyDelete
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They are so lovely!ReplyDelete
I love the flowering tree, it looks spectacular.ReplyDelete
@Red: I still get down on the ground.
@RedPat: that one always blossoms with tulips.
@Sami: many of our trees blossom in May.
@Carol: thank you.
@Jennifer: they are.
@Bill: it does.
Wow, this bed is absolutely stunning. The blossom tree also beautiful.ReplyDelete
The plum (?) tree in bloom is beautiful to see, like the tulips.ReplyDelete
I'm thinking it's a crabapple or cherry tree.Delete
So many outstanding color themes too! Beautiful collection and presentation!ReplyDelete
How appropriate to add a tulip bed in honor of Juliana. I'm not surprised Canada welcomed her during the war. The tulips are a wonderful tribute.ReplyDelete
When she passed away, I attended a memorial service held at the church where she attended during the war.Delete
Beautiful blooms and colours.ReplyDelete
A nice selection of photographs.
All the best Jan
i like the views where you make us feel like an ant looking into those blooms. very cool!! ( ;ReplyDelete