I'm still loving the flowers of the northern Spring..
Every Spring, Ottawa hosts the Canadian Tulip Festival, along the banks of the Rideau Canal and Dow's Lake.
During World War 11, the Dutch Royal Family found sanctuary in Ottawa.
Then Princess Juliana, her husband and daughters lived here and participated in daily Canadian life.
In 1945 the Dutch Royal Family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs in thanks to Canada. Now Holland sends 20,000 bulbs annually in an enduring friendship.
A Man with Two Hats statue symbolises this friendship between nations -
there are two, one in Ottawa and one in Holland.
We were greeted by this statue of L'Orignal - the moose -
Sadly Spring is not the season for magnificent antlers and this is what we saw:
It's just not the same, is it!
The Arctic Fox - tiny and pretty
Lac des castors
Still no sign of red cardinals, so I bought Un foulard orange decore d'oiseaux!
(with thanks to Grandmama)