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This winter was so cold and so long that a few weeks ago, I seriously started doubting it would ever end. And every time I drove close to Dow’s Lake, where the Tulips Festival is held every year, I wondered if the flowers would bloom.

But miracles do happen and winter did end (well, I hope so anyway!). Last week, it was hot and sunny and we saw the first tulips in bloom. When we came back over the weekend, Dow’s Lake was packed with tourists and everybody was checking out the lovely beds of tulips.

At the 2013 Tulips Festival, Mark was still a small baby—he was only 8 months old. I remember we had to “schedule” our visit between two naps and he just sat here in the stroller, pretty bored (until Feng gave him his sunglasses and he started to chew on them). On the plus side, I took a great set of macro pics of the tulips because I actually had the time to focus on the flowers.

This year, I have less pictures of flowers but more fun with Mark. He was actually gentle with the flowers (I was afraid he would pluck them out one by one!) and he checked them out, fascinated by the colours. He liked the crowd too and ran around tirelessly. Bonus for the small “farm” across Carling Street where he pet animals!

Another post with tulips pictures to follow…

You can see all the pictures in the Ottawa – Spring set on Flickr.

Yes Mark, Flowers

Yes Mark, Flowers

Tulips Festival Starting

Tulips Festival Starting

Tulips Festival Starting

Tulips Festival Starting

Tulips Festival Starting

Tulips Festival Starting

Running...

Running…

And Running Some More...

And Running Some More…

Victoria Day Long Weekend

Victoria Day Long Weekend

My Son, The Anarchist

My Son, The Anarchist

Running...

Running…

Running...

Running…

I Don't Even Know What I'm trying To Do Here

I Don’t Even Know What I’m trying To Do Here

Jump!

Jump!

Into The (Semi) Wild

Into The (Semi) Wild

Into The (Semi) Wild

Into The (Semi) Wild

Father and Son

Father and Son

Rare Pic of The Three of Us

Rare Pic of The Three of Us

Father and Son

Father and Son

Gentle...

Gentle…

Hiding

Hiding

... And Of Course, Mark Doesn't Want To Leave

… And Of Course, Mark Doesn’t Want To Leave

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

27 Comments

  1. I went downtown today and… there is almost nothing! Apparently, everything has been moved to Dow’s Lake… :S

    Anyway, the pics are really cute! It’s nice to see Mark enjoy the flowers !

      • Martin Penwald on

        Camilla Shand et le guignol étaient à Pictou hier, il n’y a eu que ça à la télé (CBC) pendant la presque demi-heure où je suis resté là.
        À tous les néo-Canadiens : vous vous rendez compte que vous avez fait allégeance à ça ? C’est un peu comme signer un chèque en blanc à l’ordre d’un politicien (Pictou, politicien, hahaha … ).

        • Ah ben je fais bien de ne pas regarder la télé, tiens.

          La reine me laisse indifférente, en fait. Je trouve que c’est moins pire au Canada qu’en Australie!

          • Martin Penwald on

            Sauf que si j’ai bien suivi, il n’y a plus besoin de faire allégeance à la reine pour devenir citoyen australien.

          • That’s one thing that bothers me about English Canadians – some of them are so enamoured by the Royal Family. I used to be, too, so I can’t claim to be any wiser, but now that I know more about European history and have lived in the UK, I can’t say that the links between the two countries are all that strong and that having a monarchy is necessary. The thing is, there’s liking the Royal Family and then there’s being obsessed by them, the latter which I wish English Canadians would be. They (member of the Royal Family) are human beings just like the rest of us so what makes them any special?

          • I’m indifferent at best. I don’t see the big deal but I never know who is who and couldn’t care less about the Royals.

          • Martin Penwald on

            Le serment de citoyenneté canadien :

            http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/ressources/publications/decouvrir/section-01.asp
            Je cite :

            « Je jure
            Que je serai fidèle
            Et porterai sincère allégeance
            à Sa Majesté la Reine Elizabeth Deux
            Reine du Canada
            À ses héritiers et successeurs
            Que j’observerai fidèlement les lois du Canada
            Et que je remplirai loyalement mes obligations
            de citoyen canadien. »

            Personnellement, je ne peux pas. La fin, oui, mais le début, non.

          • Martin Penwald on

            Tiens, c’est curieux, certains « e » se transforment en « é » dans certains mots : NE par exemple.

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