After watching the 110 foot Fair Jeanne brigantine ship going through the locks of the Rideau Canal for a bit, I headed off to Major’s Hill Park.
I had been told that there was far too much ‘infrastructure’ and not enough tulips at Major’s Hill Park so I was looking forward to seeing for myself. The first tent that I encountered, as I entered from the Rideau Canal side of the park, was a teepee of the Aboriginal Experiences folks. Hard to say that this was tulip related, but since I enjoy seeing the aboriginal demonstrations, I was happy to stop and watch. Today, the individual was demonstrating some wood carving techniques and providing demonstrations of how the interesting-looking work horse could be foot-operated to hold the materials thus leaving both hands free for the carving work.
I had come looking for tulips so soon continued my search. Plenty of space under canvas but not much of interest to me was going on inside (set-up for weekend events was underway). Did find a few red tulips to photograph and then continued the search.
Once past the display tents, I found the tulips I had been looking for!
After photographing the live tulips, I headed back through the park and stopped to photograph what I would refer to as tulip art. See Tulip Art in next blog.
Looking for what’s happening in Ottawa at the Canadian Tulip Festival, visit the official Canadian Tulip Festival website and look forward to a great display of colours, shapes and forms.