Springtime flowers of Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa is famous for its annual Tulip Festival but once the tulips begin to fade, there are plenty of flowers just waiting for their moment in the sun. For today’s blog, here are a few images taken yesterday when the sun was out and it wasn’t raining.
My first stop was Andrew Haydon Park on the Ottawa River. I expected to find a few young Canada Geese to photograph and I wasn’t disappointed.
The Spirea bushes were in full bloom at the park and a number of people were using these flowers as a backdrop for some family photos so I almost had to stand in line :-).
After taking care of buying myself a new pair of hiking shoes, I headed over to the walled Maplelawn Garden where a large assortment of Spring flowers were in bloom. (Previous visits to Maplelawn Gardens).Â The irises are opening right on time for the Vincent Van Gogh exhibit which opens Friday May 25th at The National Gallery of Canada.
At home, all three colours of my Azaleas were putting on a good show.
Photographing all of those flowers can make a person hungry so we headed over to visit my father and took along a treat.