Flower Power: 25 Stunning Shots of Canada in Bloom
Nothing makes us more excited for spring than the promise of bold and beautiful blossoms! Check out these 25 amazing examples of Canada in bloom, as photographed by Our Canada readers.
A sea of yellow
With this striking photograph, Jessica Arnold of McBride, B.C., gives summer’s most misunderstood creation its due. “Dandelions might not be everyone’s favourite,” she says. “Some might even see them as a nuisance, but my grandpa has taught me that they are the best for bees, who get their winter store from dandelions.”
Photographer Aiden Mahoney of Stephenville, N.L., snapped this picture in his backyard. Summer comes slowly to western Newfoundland—enjoy these beauties of nature while they last!
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Few things are better than a leisurely stroll through a green cathedral. Margaret Newton of Port Coquitlam, B.C., took this shot in VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.
Photographer Rena Nixon of New Minas, N.S., used depth of field to stunning effect to capture this cherry tree in bloom. Great job, Rena!
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A shot of red
These beautiful red tulips were captured by Linda Prudhomme of Guelph, Ont. A great way to brighten up anyone’s day!
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Along the river trail
This photo by Tracy Vandermeulen of Carman, Man., explains why everyone is obsessed with tree blossoms. Thanks for sharing, Tracy!
Pretty in pink
Photographer Jeanette Grimshaw of Hamilton, Ont., deserves major props for this detailed photo of a pink rose. Gorgeous!
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Tulips mean all things to all people. To us? It’s a beautiful sign that summer is right around the corner! Thanks to Pierrette Carriere of North Bay, Ont., for the snapshot!
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Don’t pinch yourself—you’re not dreaming! Karen Thompson of Kelowna, B.C.’s photograph of these awesome ice plants are for real!
After the rain
Photographer Andrea Arnold of Calgary, Alta., says, “Rain makes everything brighter. Just a walk around the neighbourhood was all that was needed for this find!” Thanks for sharing, Andrea!
Photographer Angelina Minor of Port Coquitlam, B.C., took this photo along the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet. “They were clinging to the side of the rock face as the Pacific Ocean crashed below,” she says.
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Monarch of the glen
Ted Gough of London, Ont., definitely caught a garden photography “photo bomb” in action—this caterpillar is trying to steal the show!
Can anyone identify this particular flower? Although the shape is similar to an allium, we’d love to know what it’s called! (Drop us a line in the comments section below if you can!) Thanks to photographer Janice Andrews of Winnipeg for sharing.
Canada Day display
Photographer Lillian Kennedy of Maces Bay, N.B., captured these beautiful roses in bloom on everyone’s favourite day. Thanks for sharing, Lillian!
A bumblebee’s life
The colours of this bumblebee and purple viper are positively gorgeous. Thanks to Sydney Donkers of Bancroft, Ont., for sharing!
Up close and personal
July’s “In Bloom” Theme Pic Challenge gave us some splendid shots, including this detailed capture by photographer Brenda Snape of Aurora, Ont.
Erla McCormick of Sarnia, Ont., managed to beautifully capture these hardworking bees. Thanks for sharing, Erla!
Want to stop and smell the flowers? Lilacs are arguably the most aromatic flowers on a warm summer day. Thanks to Kimberly Wood of Peterborough, Ont., for sharing!
Shades of gold
Native to the mountains of central Europe, this beautiful golden chain tree looks right at home here in Canada. This was taken by Josee Blagdon of Victoria, B.C.
Future green thumb
Joyce Stolte of Edmonton, Alta., says, “My grandson, Micah, enjoying the tulips. Wanted to see if they smelled good!”
Maryse Tremblay of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., makes the textures come alive with this snapshot of Echinacea Purpurea—part of the sunflower family.
Wild and free
Photographer Sharon Peters of Three Hills, Alta., captured these colourful wildflowers along the North Cape Coastal Drive in Prince Edward Island.
Field of dreams
This magnificent lavender field is a brilliant bit of garden photography. Thanks to Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ont., for sharing!
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