Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Man With Two Hats

This circular flowerbed in Commissioners Park had two types of tulips- when I came back here for another photo tour on the last Friday of the festival, they were fully open. I'll be showing that set before this series is done.


This was a temporary installation in the park.


This is a permanent installation, Man With Two Hats, by the Dutch artist Henk Visch. It has a double in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.


The flowerbeds further on in the park were irresistible for photographers.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Miranda And Tacoma

I'm picking up where I left off yesterday with these tulips by the low stone wall from another point of view. The path carries on to more tulip beds in the park.


Here we are at the south side of a long tulip bed with a mix of tulips. In the foreground are two companion flowering plants- Muscari Blue Magic and Hyacinth Rembrandt.


These lovely Miranda tulips are in this area. They are neighboured with bulbs called Ivory Floradale and  Mount Tacoma. 


Beyond, the tulips are mixed together.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Mixture Of Colours

I left off with the ducks yesterday; they were near these beds on the west side of the lawn.


In this part of the park, most of the beds border the east side of the park.


There were several varieties side by side, with bulbs named for Canadian cities. These two feature Calgary and Ottawa named bulbs.


This is a good spot to leave off with, the flower beds below this low stone wall in the park. We'll pick up here tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Critters And Tulips

I returned again to Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake a few days back, early in the morning to see how things were coming along. Photographers were present amid the rows of tulips, as we can see here and in posts to come.


Someone came out from her nearby home to say hello. I think I've seen this particular supreme life form here before.


The two ducks on the other side of the path kept an eye on her, but she was far more interested in attention from passing lowly humans.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tulips In The Park

The Tulip Festival wrapped up yesterday, but I have plenty more shots to come, going into June.

Here is more from Major's Hill Park today, starting with a close up of tulips in the flowerbed I finished off with in yesterday's post.


The other flowerbed here at the end of the park has Notre Dame and the National Gallery as backdrops, depending on the angle you photograph from.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Splendid Colour

It's Victoria Day today, so I shall be scarce, but will catch up tomorrow.

Returning now to Major's Hill Park, I took these on the same day as my previous last three posts, since the park is close to both spots. Tulips could be found around and behind Colonel By's statue. 


This view is at one of the east side entrances into the park, with the American embassy as a backdrop.


I liked how the blooms in this bed mixed with the blossoming tree above.


And this bed is one of the two beds on the north end of the park, with the National Gallery's glass tower as its backdrop.