Ottawa Tulips Festival – 2014 Edition

9
SPONSORED LINKS END OF SPONSORED LINKS

Every year in Ottawa, the Tulips Festival marks the return of  warmth and longer daytime (and the moment where, in theory, you can finally wash and put your winter jacket away). Trust me, it’s a relief to see some colours and green grass after months of living in a snowy landscape.

I realize this may sound funny to the rest of the world… but tulips draw crowds here! I am not particularly into flowers (and I don’t have a green thumb, I can’t grow shit but a kid apparently) and even I enjoy the festival.

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

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

2014 Tulips Festival

Share.

About Author

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

9 Comments

  1. Martin Penwald on

    Nice pictures, nice flowers. Thinking of that, it is not very common to see big fields of flowers in Canada.

  2. Gorgeous pictures! The tulips are I full bloom here too – we even have one in our front garden, not sure how it got there, I share your talent for destroying all green things!

  3. Every year I can count on you to post about the Tulip Festival and showcase your tulip photos.

    I personally love the Tulip Festival because it coincides with one of my favourite times of year. I love Ottawa during the months of May, June, September and October. The rest is just… either too hot or too cold.

    I wish I could have been there this year, but helas May is never an easy time to come for me or my husband.

    Believe me, I can’t grow anything either. When I was six years old my brother and I planted two seeds in my grandmother’s yard. I did everything my grandmother told me to do to get that plant out, but nothing. My brother’s plant grew really high, though, and he never let me forget it. I still remember that time all these years later. Oh well, I guess I have other talents.

    • I don’t mind what most people in Ottawa consider “too hot”, hot and humid weather doesn’t bother me. I do mind long winters, though. I’m not particularly into flowers but the Tulips Festival is kind of a milestone, to finally see green grass and leaves in the trees is a relief. Believe it or not, everything only bloomed about ten days ago, the trees were still bare before!

Leave A Reply