The Canadian Tulip Connection – Indigo Pet Pictures

Tulips, historical past and images come collectively

This Might 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 enchanting historical past with the Netherlands. If you happen to don’t know the story of why tulips are a such large deal in Canada (and likewise how my dad suits in to the image) please learn on!

Following the Nazi Invasion of the Netherlands within the second world conflict, 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 delivery to her third daughter, Princess Margriet. So that the brand new princess might maintain Dutch nationality completely, a piece of the Ottawa Civic Hospital was declared Dutch soil. Ottawa additionally helped to have a good time the princess’ delivery by flying the Dutch flag on the high of the enduring Peace Tower. Ottawa finally performed dwelling and secure haven to the Dutch royal household till the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.

When she returned to the Netherlands, Princess Juliana needed to precise her gratitute to Ottawa and the Canadian folks. 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 reward is named the “Tulip Legacy”.

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

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

So in a approach, that is my delayed celebration of VE Day. I needed to share this story with you together with a photograph of beautiful 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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