Monday, October 15, 2007

Floriade 2007

Yesterday (Sunday)we went to Floriade ---which is an annual festival held in Canberra for 4 weeks in September /October.
We almost forgot to go because we have been away and I have been so busy and yesterday was the last day.
Commonwealth Park is a mass of colour at this time of the year (Spring in Australia) and the flower beds are arranged sometimes by colours and sometimes by flower varieties.
I like taking photos of the flower beds because it gives me plenty of inspiration for my stitching.

The first photo is of one of the flower beds.

The next photo shows 3 or 4 beds leading up to the rear of the amphi-thearte where they hold live entertainment in the summertime ----------

This is one of the beds besides the lake----

And here is another view----
We went at 9am because I wanted to take photos without hordes of people getting in front of me.
Floriade is an important event in Canberra and brings a lot of visitors to our beautiful city not only from other states in Australia but also from overseas countries as well.

1 comment:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such pretty pictures! I really wish it was spring here, instead of fall when everything is dying. I hate winter and cold!!