Tuesday, May 17, 2022


A few days after my previous visit I returned to Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake, where more of the tulips were showing themselves.

Another member of the Tulip Paparazzi on the other side of this bed off to the west side of the main path. My preference for coming here is mid-week. I was here again this past weekend and the crowds were frankly too much. But we'll see that down the line.

One of these beds, with the lake in the background.

For today I finish with another of the beds on the east side of the main path. Much more in the coming days.


  1. When there are too many people around a woman I know uses the expression, "It's too peoply!" The whole world has become too people unfortunately.

  2. Such a colour explosion. Beautiful.

  3. ...Ottawa is in its glory!

  4. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @John: We do.

    @David: a lesson for next year.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Gemel: I agree.

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Maywyn: thanks.

  5. Hello,
    The tulips looks so colorful and pretty, lovely photos. Take care, have a great day!!

  6. Tulip Paparazzi ;-) Wonderful flowers.

  7. El parque tiene muy buena visión, por su esplendorosa flores. La vista desde las ventanas de esta casa, debe ser maravillosa.

  8. Not a title one hears every day, Tulip Paparazzi!

  9. The penultimate photo of the sweeping yellow bed is today’s winner.

  10. Magnificent! I agree with AC. :-)

  11. Must be nice to see the colours back in the landscape.

  12. Wonderful brick house with the very beautiful and colorful flowers ~ great shots!

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Oh my goodness what a wonderful display of tulips, which are one of my favorite flowers and oh how I wish they'd be around a lot longer then they are!

  14. I was hoping you'd attend! We never go anywhere, if we don't have to, on weekends!

  15. So pretty in amongst the flowers, in Autumn do the bulbs get lifted and then replanting in late Winter or are they left in the ground?

  16. At first, I thought they were poppies! I just photographed some wonderful ones yesterday. Alas, all our tulips are history.

  17. I planted some tulips this week. Hopefully when spring arrives here we will get just a little of this beauty.

  18. Ah, I had to pop in here before my day starts. What glorious images of the tulips. Me, a foreigner, always imagined there are only such magnificent tulip displays in Holland. You have dispelled that in my mind. Have a great day, William. Regards from South Africa (Jo)

  19. Wonderful colours, a delight to see :)

    All the best Jan

  20. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Iris: it fits all of us.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Marie: I liked it, so I use the term.

    @Anvilcloud: it's a good one.

    @DJan: thank you.

    @RedPat: indeed.

  21. @Jan: very much so.

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @Carol: I agree.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Karen: they're short lived.

    @Jennifer: I'm pretty sure I'm done taking pictures for this year. Though the festival goes through to Monday.

    @Amy: they are removed after they're finished, replaced by plants for the season, and then replanted in the fall.

  22. @Jenny: indeed.

    @Revrunner: a lot of them have now passed their peak.

    @Joanne: that they are.

    @Joan: hopefully!

    @Linda: a lot of it.

    @Jo: it's become quite an event.

    @Jan: thank you.