Friday, September 23, 2016

Carnival Time....

This time of year out nearest city (we live about 20km outside Toowoomba, Queensland) has it's annual Spring Carnival of Flowers... I always love to go to some of the many things on show.  The gardens are a feature of course, but there are also some other girlie/sewing/tea type things to enjoy too!

Outside the city winning garden.....


outside the city winning garden...


Inside a church - beautiful floral stain glass windows...


one of the windows....


In the church hall was the orchid show....


tiny delicate orchids....


and brighter bigger ones too....


winning rural garden.... 

... and another....


... and another....


Laurel Bank park tulips are always gorgeous....


... more tulips....


... they have live music there ....


a winning garden with a man made waterfall...


... we just fitted in the winning native garden too... it was lovely and my picture does not do it justice...


... and the next day we went to Geham school crafts market... where I treated myself to a scented wax burner and was given some lovely scented wax's as a gift...


It really is a fun time .....

Righto, Gotto Go - more pictures to sort out....

19 comments:

Jeanette said...

Beautiful gardens. I hoped to get up there again this year but it's not going to happen. Hopefully next year. Hugs, xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Its a beautiful time of year in your town.....just gorgeous!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Oh that is my kind of day, enjoy the candle.

Happy days.
Bev.

Chookyblue...... said...

How long does it go for? Looks great.....

I am said...

Hi my lovely friend,wow lots of wonderful things to see ,love the flowers,thankyou for sharing your lovly day Fiona xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What lovely gardens......always enjoy them!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous gardens......thanks for taking us along with you! I love that stained glass window, wouldn't it be wonderful inspiration for a quilt?

Cheryl said...

The gardens are just stunning Fiona. What a wonderful way to spend the day

Narelle said...

Beautiful gardens Fiona...thanks for sharing with us 🌹

Scrap and quilts said...

Sounds like you had a fun day, admiring all these gorgeous gardens. Thanks for sharing as I enjoyed it too. It's hard for me to believe you just had your winter and yet everything is already in blooms. Amazing! Around here, Mr. Winter tends to stick around longer than needed, lol. Enjoy! ;^)

Elyte said...

Beautiful spring colours on show.
Great time of year to be out and about.

Maria said...

Just a wonderful place to visit each year... Love that window...

Sheila said...

Wow , very impressive gardens , a delight to see for sure . I just love that window , do I see a quilt like that in your future?

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful event and beautiful gardens. I would like that waterfall garden in my backyard, lol.

Debbie

Karen S said...

The gardens are wonderful. How lovely to have them on your doorstep!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, what a fun and beautiful day! I wish we were celebrating spring and it was as gorgeous! Because of the weather, we didn't have a spring this year! Can you imagine that? XO

Anita said...

You live near Toowoomba? Warning!Warning!!My friend Heather the Feather is in Toowoomba right
now....she is a devil!!! lol Fiona if there is any trouble over your way it will be because
of Heather!!! Lol Beautiful flower and garden displays, I have heard that annual show is awesome.

kiwikid said...

What a lot of beautiful gardens and flowers!! Would have been a fantastic day for you. The wax burner looks great.

Anthea said...

Stunning gardens there Fiona... I'm still waiting for mine to begin to fill in, being that my plants are all still so new & small.
Those events are always so mentally refreshing & inspiring, aren't they?
Lovely burner, enjoy! x

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