A Spring Walk

   
Spring has hit Toronto. Everywhere you look, there's green leaves, tulips, more green leaves and it is glorious! Also rather allergy-inducing, but when it's this pretty, you put up with not being able to breathe through your nose, wheezing and teary eyes.

I took a walk this weekend, out among the life and found there was a lot of it. This is downtown of a major urban centre? Yes, it is...


I found tulips that went from yellow with red to red with yellow and then all the way to red



These looked like little cups of sunshine

 

All the trees are in various stages of pop

 

I also made my way down to Berczy Park, a little slice of heaven framed by Old and New Toronto. 


met a couple of pigeons who were either best friends or in love. Or both.


 These beauties look like ballerinas


I don't know what these are called, but they look like clusters of blue bells - you can almost hear a far-away tinkle. Or maybe they're fairy ballgowns...


and finally... this makes it official. The poplars have popped.   

   

  

Comments

Joyce said…
The purple flowers look like grape hyacinths. So named because they look like little bunches of grapes...I like your description of looking like ball gowns, though.
Lene said…
Joyce - right! I've heard that name before. Thanks for clearing up the mystery. Might continue to call them Fairy Ballgowns, though. ;)
Lyn said…
My first corsage for a formal dance was grape hyacinths and something white--I've forgotten the something white, but have always loved the hyacinths!
NVSunshineGirl said…
what a wonderful way to refer to spring blooming in your photos...little cups of sunshine regarding the tulips...Thank you!
Wren said…
Gorgeous photos of gorgeous Toronto in spring, Lene! I loved gazing at them--and what an apt description for those amazing red and white tulips! Ballerinas. Whoodathunkit? Perfect.

Thanks for sharing your photos--and your spring walk--with us.
Bradinsc said…
Great pics! And those are Grape Hyacinths, we used to grow them when we lived in PA.
AlisonH said…
Beautiful, Lene!