Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Floriade

27 October, 2015
Kristen says...

Funnily enough, it's spring here in Canberra.

Unfortunately, the old adage "April showers bring May flowers" doesn't really work here...in reality, the flowers come in October!

Canberra has an annual spring flower show called "Floriade" which runs for almost a month and features a wide and ever-changing array of flowers. Chris and I visited one warm afternoon:

One of the many flower  beds
Pretty, no?
Some of the flower beds had very interesting descriptions. It's hard to tell in this photo, but this one one of the most-like the descriptions.
Chris taking it all in
The flowers weren't all in flower beds--you could also buy a poppy to add to the reflection wall
Floraide is only open at night for a few days of the festival, but I imagine this is even more beautiful to walk though when it's all lit up!
Not only are there flowers, but there also flower-related vendors!
There was a playhouse building contest--this was my choice for the win
You could even get churros... (pronounced choo-ross here). These are amazingly popular in Australia.
This was pretty trippy. It was a picture of a house and then a mirror, and if you laid on the picture it looked like you were climbing up the side of the house in the mirror.
Bea-utiful!
The ground wasn't the only place to find beauty in early October...I'm not sure anywhere in the world has as beautiful sunsets as Australia!!

What a lucky country!
KF

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