Photo Monday: Tulips

In honor of the upcoming Canadian Tulip Festival, ongoing for the next three weeks in Ottawa, I am sharing a bunch of Tulip shots I took a while ago. Here is a little blurb from their website explaining when and why this festival started:

In the fall of 1945, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs. The gift was given in appreciation of the safe haven that members of Holland’s exiled royal family received during the Second World War in Ottawa and in recognition of the role which Canadian troops played in the liberation of the Netherlands.

En l’honneur du Festival Canadien des tulipes, qui se déroule pendant les trois prochaines semaine, je partages avec vous quelques photos de tulipes que j’ai prises il y a quelques semaines. Voici un petit extrait du leur site web qui explique depuis quand et pourquoi le festival existe:

À l’automne 1945, la princesse Juliana des Pays-Bas a fait cadeau de 100 000 bulbes de tulipes à Ottawa, par reconnaissance envers l’asile que la famille royale en exil y a trouvé, pendant la Deuxième guerre mondiale, ainsi qu’envers le rôle des troupes canadiennes dans la libération des Pays-Bas.

Dying Tulips
Dying Tulip.

Close up Tulip
Close up Tulip.

One Tulip
One Tulip.



3 thoughts on “Photo Monday: Tulips

  1. I know I’m really slow to check these out but, better late than never, right? They’re all gorgeous but my favourite is definitely the last one – tulips!

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