Canadian Tulip Festival

Celebrating  75 years of the liberation of the Netherlands 300,000 tulips are planted with the hope of blooming for the Canadian Tulip Festival May 10th -May 20th.  Cool damp weather has slowed the opening of many of the tulips, but without large crowds this morning we enjoyed a wonderful personalized tour for only $5 each.  Due to the weather outside music was cancelled.  But the restaurants in the Dow Lake Pavilion were open so we enjoyed coffee and watched cormorants vanishing below the surface to catch fish.

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Daily Quote: May 8

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I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
~ Francis Quarles (May 8, 1592 – September 8, 1644)


What a wonderful greeting for a walk along the edge of Millpond.  A single gosling under the watchful eye of his mother swam up to meet Rickie and I.  Totally unafraid of the little wire-haired terrier who sat quietly at my side, while I pointed my camera and lens at the young subject.

I only saw the one gosling on our walk around Millpond and wondered if the others had succumbed to the flooding, were meals for predators or if somehow the eggs had been tampered with to prevent over population.