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.


  1. Impressive waterfall! Have a good week.

  2. So much beauty! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I think we all have an eternal fascination with waterfalls.

  4. Hello,
    I love the red tulips, very pretty. The waterfalls is a beautiful sight too.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead.

  5. Wow! Red tulips is the winner. Beautiful waterfall. Have a fabulous week.

  6. @Linda: thank you.

    @Italiafinlandia: quite appropriate.

    @Iris: you're welcome.

    @David: we do indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Nancy: thanks.

  7. ...It's difficult to beat red flowers and waterfalls!!!

  8. Tulips and waterfalls! Lovely captures!

  9. Given that temps today are heading into the 90s here, I'm liking the looks of those falls.

  10. The 🌷's are glorious en masse like this William, gorgeous views. The waterfalls are flowing strong, would that be as a result of winter rain/snow melting? Looks amazing 💜

  11. Those red tulips really pack a punch. The falls are beautiful. I love the sound.

  12. I always like the falls and you have red, my favorite color of tulips.

  13. Those tulips make a sea of red!

  14. @Tom: quite true.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Revrunner: today here is hot and humid.

    @Grace: that's probably typical flow for May. The dams regulate both channels.

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Red: thanks!

    @Sharon: they do.

    @Maywyn: they are.

  15. Impressive place ~ love the waterfalls and of course the flowers are divine ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. The color in the tulips is fantastic! Tweeted.

  17. gorgeous colors. what a fun day. thanks for sharing. ( ;

  18. The red tulips are awesome looking. Beautiful waterfalls.

  19. @Carol: thank you.

    @Jan: they are pretty falls.

    @Mari: the colours really stood out.

    @Beth: you're welcome.

    @Bill: thank you.

  20. Ottawa has to be a plumb assignment for French diplomats!

  21. Red tulips are my favorites. Great shots of the falls.

  22. Red is one on my favorite colors so I really loved seeing all these red tulips! The waterfalls are also beautiful.

  23. Stunning William. That waterfall, WOW.

  24. @Cloudia: and an easy one.

    @happyone: thanks.

    @Pat: thank you.

    @Gemel: indeed.

    @Joanne: very red.

  25. That water looks so cooling right now.

  26. Those tulips! I would never get tired of visiting this park. Probably ever, but especially during the tulip blooming season. Thanks for sharing it.