Ottawa Tulips Festival – 2012 Edition

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Hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, we got a surprise snow fall. The weather recently got warmer and it always feels humid. With all the rain we had lately, the trees, grass and plants are chlorophyll green and I think this time I can say it’s spring. Finally. In May.

The opening weekend of the 2012 Tulips Festival was very warm, and most of the flowers had just bloomed. Dow’s Lake was packed and people were fighting to have their picture taken by the flower beds. Eh, this is Canada, we don’t get to see flowers other than at the grocery store for six months at the time!

Lovely sea of colours, isn’t it?

You can see the complete set of the Ottawa Tulips Festival on Flickr.

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

Ottawa Tulips Festival

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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.

19 Comments

  1. I found a beautiful yellow tulip in the back garden last week – all on its own and in a place I’d never planted any bulbs. Yellow was my mother’s favourite colour – and this was so close to Mother’s Day…
    I like to think it was a sign. The miracles of nature! 🙂

  2. Oh Wow!!!! They are gorgeous, absolutely beautiful Zhu….I love them all. They are so vibrant and brought cheers to my face now…….Thank You Thank You 😀

  3. wow! The flowers and photos look so great!
    I’m from Toronto and thinking of coming to Ottawa for the Tulip Festival on this long weekend. Do you think the tulips will still last until then? Thanks.

  4. Hi Zhu,
    It is always a treat to see the Tulip festival pics.
    A beautiful post to start my morning with.

    Thanks for letting us see this.

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