We return again today to Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake. My last day of taking tulip shots for the year was here, and the heat was starting to take its hold. Some tulips were past prime; others were at prime as you will see over the coming days. I started at the west end of the park.
I mentioned in the last visit how this particular bed had been dedicated in memory of Queen Juliana. Back during a visit by Juliana in 1967, a plaque had been placed here commemorating her time in Canada during the Second World War. After her death, an addition had been placed noting that the bed itself had been dedicated in memory of her.
More of the tulips.
They are still looking good even in July.ReplyDelete
Glad it´s not over :-)ReplyDelete
And they still look so good!
I always think I am in Holland when I see your tulips ! Only there are none anymore (I think)ReplyDelete
Este jardim é fantástico.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
...Dow's Lake is a fabulous area of Ottawa.ReplyDelete
It is amazing that the bond between Canada and The Netherlands still continues so long after the war.ReplyDelete
A nice area indeed.ReplyDelete
The beautiful tulips are still looking good. Beautiful dedication to Queen Juliana.ReplyDelete
i love the walk way, don't get me wrong i love the blooms ..but i don't recall that stone work or whatever i should call it?? so eye appealing. thanks for your comments. that weekend flew by. nuts!! wish i could have gone a lot slower. have a great week. ( ;ReplyDelete
They are just wonderful to see, even if they have a short life!ReplyDelete
The tulips looked good!ReplyDelete
Gosh the tulips have held up well William, just been back to see missed posts. Loved the compositions with the Gallery and Notre Dame in the background, was hoping for a glimpse of Chateau Laurier 😉 The heat is so tough on spring blooms 🌷ReplyDelete
@fun60: July by way of May.ReplyDelete
@Iris: still a few more days.
@Gattina: they're gone now.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Tom: it definitely is.
@David: the Dutch remember.
@Italiafinlandia: it is.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: very much so.
@Beth: thank you.
@Jennifer: very short.
@Marie: they did.
Ottawa is richly endowed with beautiful open spaces, lawns and colorful flower carpets.ReplyDelete
You always will have the company of beauty in Ottawa!ReplyDelete
There are so many gardens in Ottawa!ReplyDelete
Many Dutch people here and if you mention it, they all appreciate how they were liberated by Canadians.ReplyDelete
Wow ~ amazing flowers still blooming ~ lovely photos ~ XoReplyDelete
Living in the moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Just picked up a recently published book by Nick Lloyd about the First World War. Seems like you can't very well understand the underlying reasons for the first until you know something about the wars that took place on the Continent in the 19th century just as you can't fully understand the Second World War without understanding what happened in the First World War. So many "bloomin'" wars! We should be planting tulips instead. :-)ReplyDelete
Ottawa is gorgeous and amazing with all the tulips.ReplyDelete
That is almost a "sea" of tulips! Lovely. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
Still so many tulips. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Queen Juliana must have felt right at home amidst all those beautiful tulips!ReplyDelete
Amazing to see so many tulips!!!ReplyDelete
@Jan: we're lucky.ReplyDelete
@Red: it is a positive outcome of war.
@Carol: well they were at the time I took the shots.
@Revrunner: each war would set up the conditions for the next. Had there been a more conciliatory approach at the end of the First World War, there might have never been a Second.
@Bill: very much so.
@Mari: thank you.
@Marleen: they are.
@happyone: it is.
Beautiful park. Ottawa certainly is a pretty city.ReplyDelete
My mother's cousin, who lived in Ottawa, told us about the tulips and Queen Juliana when she visited the UK in the early 70s:)ReplyDelete
And members of the Dutch royals do pay visits, particularly Princess Margriet, who was born here during the War.Delete
They are truly a beautiful flower especially in such large numbers!ReplyDelete
That they are.Delete
I'm going to have to do some research into Queen Juliana, I don't know much about her.ReplyDelete
She was quite a lady.Delete
Just stunning, William.ReplyDelete
I'm very behind reading and probably won't comment on everything till I catch up but thank you SO much for your visit and good words for Rick! Things will be back to normal soon, I hope.
Thanks. I have a days worth of posts to catch up on myself.Delete