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The Canadian Tulip Connection – Indigo Pet Pictures

Tulips, historical past and pictures come collectively

This Could I used to be thrilled to have the ability to {photograph} canine and likewise horses within the tulip fields at TASC tulip farm in Fenwick. As Canadians we now have a an interesting historical past with the Netherlands. For those who don’t know the story of why tulips are a such massive deal in Canada (and likewise how my dad matches in to the image) please learn on!

Following the Nazi Invasion of the Netherlands within the second world battle, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands took refuge in Ottawa together with her two younger daughters, Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene.

Whereas in exile, Princess Juliana gave start to her third daughter, Princess Margriet. So that the brand new princess might maintain Dutch nationality solely, a bit of the Ottawa Civic Hospital was declared Dutch soil. Ottawa additionally helped to have fun the princess’ start by flying the Dutch flag on the prime of the long-lasting Peace Tower. Ottawa finally performed house and protected haven to the Dutch royal household till the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.

When she returned to the Netherlands, Princess Juliana needed to specific her gratitute to Ottawa and the Canadian individuals. Amongst a number of items – the royals despatched 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa. Since that point, the Dutch royal household has despatched tulip bulbs to our capital yearly – the present is called the “Tulip Legacy”.

The black and white photograph under was taken on Could 6, 1945, within the city of Amersfoort, a day earlier than the battle ended. Skip ahead to the fiftieth anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), in 1995. The photograph appeared on the entrance web page of an Amsterdam newspaper. Dad had by no means seen the photograph earlier than, however a battle buddy of his mailed a duplicate of it to him.

That’s my dad (she says, bursting with satisfaction), Captain John Black of the Ontario Regiment, leaning over the “Scout Automotive” to supply the little Dutch women sweet. With him have been his driver, and an “Oranjes”, a Dutch freedom fighter (backside proper).

So in a means, that is my delayed celebration of VE Day. I needed to share this story with you together with a photograph of pretty Dutch equestrienne Roos Dystra and her gorgeous throroughbred gelding, Quartz, among the many tulips!

Hope you loved discovering this “vibrant” piece of Canadian historical past!



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