These beautiful tulips are at the base of the Colonel By statue. The white and red ones are Canada 150 tulips.
The Colonel looks over at the ongoing rehabilitation work on Parliament Hill. I'm sure as an engineer, he would be fascinated by all of it.
By planned, directed, and oversaw the building of the Rideau Canal- an alternate water route going two hundred kilometres between here and Lake Ontario. He returned to Britain under a cloud of scandal for going over budget; though he had understood once he was here that the success of the project would require doing so. History has entirely vindicated him; today the Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A long bed of tulips extends eastward away from the statue.
I headed out of the park at one of the east entrance points. A man with a dog caught my eye as I was taking these shots of tulips and blossoms.