Tuesday, May 11, 2010

tulips

Sunday afternoon took me into Vancouver for a haircut first (needed that) and then for a walk to the English Bay Beach at the bottom of Davie Street in the West End. The tulips are just about done for the year. In fact, most of the main plantings at Davie and Denman Streets have been removed to make way for the summer flowers to be planted out soon. I did manage to get a few good shots though. Since it was also Mother's Day, seeing the Forget-me-nots is also a plus.
The beach itself was filled with people out having good conversation plus enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. The fact hot dog stands are out and getting plenty of business must mean that the pleasant, warm weather is here for sure.
I saw a game of beach volleyball in play with the participants wearing shorts or underwear and there were sailboats on the water too. It was great weather for both.
Above is a close-up shot of the same tulip that you find in the very first image at the start of the post. And the fan palms have started to sprout their new growth for the year. It most definitely is spring with summer not too far behind. I hope you all had a great weekend and spent it doing what you most like doing! - V

2 comments:

Patric said...

lovely tulips V!

SpiritMountainGuy said...

I love the colours but they were near the end of their lifetime. In past years I've been able to catch them a week or so earlier in batter condition. These spring flowers will soon make way for the usual summer varieties. I'll have photos of them once we're into summer! - V