Saturday, 13 October 2012

Road Trip! Canberra

Last week I showed you some gorgeous flowers from Floriade 2012 in Canberra. This week is some more Canberra photos from the same day. It was glorious spring weather, which seems but a hazy memory now- it's snowing here in my bit of Australia today!

It wasn't just the Floriade flower beds that were full of blooms. 







Floriade isn't just about flowers though.

There's also a gnome decorating competition.

It was a beautiful spring day. 


The Captain Cook Memorial Fountain isn't always on, but I think it should be. 





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21 comments:

Cipriano said...

So delicate, those first shots are -- like popcorn on trees.

bermudaonion said...

Just gorgeous! The gnome decorating contest looks like fun!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It is lovely to remember spring when winter is approaching. Great shots!

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The first one is my favorite against that blue blue sky, but actually they are all pretty awesome.

Susan Lindquist said...

Just beautiful! So strange to linger over your Springtime loveliness when our fall and winter weather is all around us!

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the gnomes, too! I think I could really get into a gnome decorating contest.

Dizzy C said...

Beautiful spring photos.
We are just losing the leaves off the trees and our blossom trees have berries.

Keep warm in the snowy weather

carol

rippleeffects said...

How wonderful to be having spring now. These are sumptuous photos. They are so so clear and sharp. We're into fall, and soon the snow. But there's beauty to behold too.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Love those gnomes!!! I must get one to paint up for my garden! Love the pics!

Sim said...

The flowers are really, really pretty but the gnome deco contest really speaks to me. What a fun idea!

Joy said...

Great photos -- I love flowering trees. What fun those gnomes are!

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Alyce said...

Gorgeous flower photos and blue skies! It's hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that it snows in Australia - so not the weather I would expect there.

Brona said...

Spring bulbs and blossoms can make any city look beautiful :-)

Paulita said...

I can't believe you had snow again after the blossoms in the photo, but I figured your October must be equivalent to our April. We never know what April will bring. Glorious sky and flowers. Here's Mine

Barbara said...

So happy it is spring somewhere! Gorgeous photos!

Booksnyc said...

gorgeous! Australia is on my list of places to visit and these pics are making me want to go now!

Swan Pond said...

I wished I'd taken that picture of the swans with the fountain in the background!

Louise said...

I'm so glad to be having spring now (even if it is cold) rather than autumn.

Yes Brona, even Canberra can look pretty with flowers!

And Swan Pond I was pretty chuffed with that photo. I like the strong shapes, boldness and simplicity. My favourite of the day I think.

Ginx Craft said...

What lovely photos. I love the tiny rainbow in the fountain photo.

Christine Harding said...

I can't believe it is spring where you are. Today, for the first time this autumn, I scraped ice off the car windscreen, and felt as if winter was already here. No Snapshot from me this week, but I'm enjoying looking at everyone else's.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I'm jealous of all the spring flowers! My garden is barely hanging on with temps near freezing. Love the garden gnomes too.