A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for July 1st is Climate.
I carried on with my walk, taking another shot of tulips in a raised bed along the river overlook.
Turning around, a scattering of tulips in among growing greens in this flowerbed caught my eye. In the background, note a child in the air. Hard to see on a photo, but there was a line strung up between two trees, and adults were teaching the craft of high wire walking- albeit a metre off the ground.
Lilacs were blooming on the other side of the fence.
Down below, between here and Parliament Hill on the other side, is the Rideau Canal, descending through several locks to meet the Ottawa River. At its side is the oldest building in the city, which today houses the Bytown Museum.
More tulips, and a riotous mix of them.
And another chance to photograph the photographer.
Colonel John By was the British military engineer who led the building of the Rideau Canal, and is deemed the city's founder. A statue of him is here in the park, looking westward over the Canal towards Parliament Hill- though in his day that hill was a barracks for his men, not home to the national government. Tulips surround him.