Last week (oops I’m a bit late with this post) I was grateful for a break between rainstorms. I love wandering to enjoy nearby gardens.
During a break in the rain last week. I went for a walk around a nearby neighbourhood. I was delighted to find this beautiful garden full of tulips.
Did you know?
In 1945, the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, in the Second World War.
The most noteworthy event during their time in Canada was the birth in 1943 of Princess Margriet to Princess Juliana at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The maternity ward was declared to be officially a temporary part of international territory, so that she would be born in no country and would inherit only her Dutch citizenship from her mother. In 1946, Juliana sent another 20,500 bulbs requesting that a display be created for the hospital, and promised to send 10,000 more bulbs each year.
Ahhh… I love when you can smell spring in the air!
The temperatures may rise and fall but it isn’t Spring until you can smell it in the rain and the garden.
Earlier this week it came up in conversation that I consider my spring flowers old friends. I look forward to their return each year. This year we’ve been blessed with wonderful weather and my garden is bursting with joy. (minus a few taken by the squirrels).
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust
I’m so grateful for the beauty that I can see and smell; that I can enjoy each day.
What has brought a smile to your week? What are you grateful for this week?
Last week Colline’s Blog was grateful for Parent Input.
Just Breathe and Be Thankful was grateful for the warm weather.
We spent ages watching this group of siblings. They’re just so adorable that they’ve become almost a regular on my blog!
Some more adventurous than others. Several not sure if they wanted to leave the security they knew under the cabin.