Monday, June 5, 2017

Colours Within Confederation Park

I had a blast over the weekend at Doors Open, so I'll catch up with your blogs over the next couple of days. I've got over 350 fresh photos to sort through from the last two days.

Confederation Park is right downtown, a short walk away from Parliament Hill. Most of the tulips growing here this May were of the Canada 150 variety. 

The park has some military monuments. This plaque commemorates Canadian airmen who died on missions over Poland during the Second World War, particularly during the Warsaw Uprising.

Nearby is the totem pole I showed you earlier in the series. 

At the west side of the park stands another monument. This one is the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument, which incorporates four First Nations people with the eagle, the bear, the wolf, the bison, and the elk into an impressive tribute to those Indigenous people who have served in the military, especially in time of war.


  1. It would be such a pleasure to walk through areas this beautiful. Those Canada 150 tulips are really spectacular.
    Good luck paring down your Doors Open shots...350 sounds daunting!

  2. Really wonderful and must feel nice to e surrounded by nature.

  3. Wonderful - stories among the beauty- the kind of place I could wander in. Sadly, you'll have heard that a Canadian was among those murdered in London on Saturday; my thoughts for her family and all of those effected by that disgusting event.

  4. i really enjoy the work your area does in memorandum ... so nice and lovely touches. ( :

  5. Hello, I am enjoying all your lovely tulips images. The totem pole is cool too. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  6. @Kay: I will be happy if I can get them all prepped by month's end.

    @Sussi: they were!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Blogoratti: it is.

    @Norma: so do I.

    @Mike: that I hadn't heard.

    @Eileen: thank you.

  7. Beautiful tulips. Sad of the death of the Canadian . My husbands niece her daughter lives in London . She is a teacher. And she had been walking that day as everyone else but she had left a little sooner. My goodness it almost makes you want to wear a protective vest like the police to enjoy the outdoors.

  8. I love that top photo. It looks like flowers are surrounding you in all directions. They are on the ground and in the trees!

  9. Great combination of tulips and monuments.

  10. Love those bloomin' trees, too! That's the trouble with digital's too easy to take too many photos. In the days of film, it would cost a fortune to have 350 photos developed and printed! :)

  11. Wonderful military monuments and nice totem pole!

  12. The first photo is gorgeous!

  13. @Carolann: I've picked up the newspapers, and her death is featured prominently.

    @Sharon: the trees here seem to blossom all at once, in the second half of May, so I like photographing trees and tulips together when possible.

    @Red: thanks!

    @Lowell: it would!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Marleen: thanks!

  14. such beautiful spring pictures william!

  15. Love the grand finale with the eagle!


  16. This would be an absolute 'must' for me to see.

  17. I look forward to the annual Open Doors and all the fine spaces you show us, William

  18. The mix of tulips and blossom trees is too gorgeous! Love the Aboriginal Veterans monument, very poignant. Good luck editing all those photos William, sounds like a nightmare 😀

  19. ...I like the totem pole.

  20. I love the first picture. It's marvellous! Thank you for sharing.

  21. @Tanya: thanks!

    @Janis: it's a wonderful monument.

    @Halcyon: indeed!

    @Lauren: I enjoy showing these off.

    @Cloudia: I had a lot of fun, though it is literally impossible to see everything, what with there being over 160 sites this year.

    @Grace: as long as I can get them all squared away before the month ends, I'll be happy. I'm sure they'll spill over into July, but that's okay.

    @Tom: me too.

    @RedPat: I agree!

    @Klara: you're welcome!

  22. The tulips and blossoming trees are gorgeous especially in that first photo.

  23. I have always been interested in Totem Poles when I have seen them. The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument is a particularly touching one. Great photos again William.

  24. The scent from all those gorgeous flowers and flowering trees must be overwhelming!

  25. Beautiful photos William!
    Even better when enlarged.

  26. You certainly do have a lot of photos to sort through, William, but glad that you took time to share these colorful shots. And looks like the weather cooperated as well!

  27. The top image is my favourite.

  28. Beautiful blossoms, beautiful blooms and I love the totem pole!

    All the best Jan

  29. @Bill: I agree.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Mari: I think so!

    @Pat: it was a great year for tulips.

    @Beatrice: the weather was lovely that day.

    @Linda: indeed!

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Jan: I do too.