Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Brilliance At The Lake

I have traditionally made a point of featuring my last visit to Dow's Lake during the festival as the closing part of my Tulip Festival coverage. So it is this year, and over the next few days we'll see more of the tulips in Commissioners Park as they were in May. On this particular visit, some days after my previous visit, some of the tulips were spent, but many others were in full bloom. I started at the west end of the park.


  1. I do prefer these subtle pink coloured tulips in the Commissioners Park which are prettily complimented by the blue Muscari.

  2. ...Dow's Lake is a fabulous area of Ottawa!

  3. Hello,
    Beautiful tulip gardens! Have a great day and happy week ahead.

  4. I am not familiar with Dow's Lake. I must remedy that!

  5. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Rosemary: they're pretty.

    @Tom: it is, yes.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @David you should.

    @Janey: I agree.

    @Iris: I think so.

  6. I never thought of them having different bloom times. That's how good gardeners plan their gardens. Mine is a bit haphazard!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  7. Beautifully captured, specially the frames in which some buildings too were included.

  8. The work required to put on this display all over Ottawa is incredible.

  9. I'm beginning to think Toronto is actually the tulip capital of the world. :-)

  10. Lovely tulip photos ~ Cape Ann MA tulips are long gone ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Are the blue ones Hyacinths? They are so pretty and different

  12. These are my most favorite colors, while red and yellow are vibrant they aren't as pleasing to my eyes, and yet they're beautiful too! Pinks and blues, and violets and purple tones all the blue tones, yes those are my top faves!

  13. I'm very fond of the muscari. Lovely.

  14. Just lovely, the colours are wonderful.

    All the best Jan

  15. @Jennifer: they seem to plant them in a way that allows for blooms in succession so that you'll see some at their peak when others are coming along.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Marie: a whole lot.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @RedPat: it's a lot of work.

  16. @Revrunner: Ottawa, I think you meant!

    @Carol: ours are gone now too.

    @Amy: they are. I tend to refer to them as muscari.

    @Karen: thank you.

    @Jeanie: as am I.

    @Jan: thanks.

  17. Brilliance by the lake sums it up perfectly.