Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

I've finally downloaded the photos I took over the weekend. We went to Toowoomba for their annual Carnival of Flowers. This is an event held at the start of spring and has been going on since 1960. Each year, there is a parade, beautiful flowers at two of the main parks in Toowoomba and prize winning gardens.

Toowoomba is a 90min drive from Brisbane. On the day we went, there was road works and it took us over 3 hrs to get there. Aaron was almost like a wild animal in the car before he finally fell asleep. And then, on the way back, there was heavy rain and even hail at some parts. The journey to and fro was definitely trying but it was worth it!

I was completely blown away by the beautiful flowers and gardens. It was my first time at the carnival and it was amazing.

These two photos were taken at Queen's Park and shows just a very small area. I wish they built a taller platform somewhere so I could have captured what the entire place looked like. It truly was magnificent.

This is the 1st Prize winner for small gardens. It was at the home of a couple in their 60s. From the looks of things, I think they must spend every minute of the day out there!

I almost feel like making the trip out there again to see all this without the crowds. But then again, I'd rather not have to deal with wild animals in the car. I'll go again another year.


Bilbo said...

Beautiful pictures, as usual! Some of them have migrated to my screensaver. And I sympathize with Aaron as Wild Animal...Leya can be the same. You just have to keep thinking that it gets better. Eventually.

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Mike said...

Good pics. Toowoomba sounds like a good name for a band.

egan said...

Kids as wild animals, I know the feeling. Do you think your garden could ever look like this? I bet it could.

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