Saturday, 6 October 2012

Road Trip! Floriade

Last week we took advantage of a Random Tuesday Off and School Holidays to take an impromptu day trip to Canberra. It was a great day. Canberra was looking her spring time best. It was our first visit to Floriade in quite a number of years. 

It was a riot of colour. 







Not all were tulips of course

The hyacinths smelt amazing

My favourite individual flower I think




Sometimes my camera struggled with the vibrancy of the colours, so I played with it a bit and made a Warholish impressionist painting. I like it. 


It would make a great jigsaw I think. 

Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books

22 comments:

skiourophile said...

I've always wanted to go to Floriade - your photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing them.

Cipriano said...

You are reminding me of our own annual Tulip Festival here in Ottawa.
Lovely flowers!
These are great pictures that I wish were scratch and sniff!

Paulita said...

The colors are gorgeous. I don't think of tulips in Australia. There are so many things I don't know about Australia. I'd better put it on my list of places to visit, but visiting your blog for photos each week is a good backup plan. Here's Mine

Christine Harding said...

I don't think of tulips in Australia either! Beautiful photos, but how strange to see your spring flowers, when we have falling leaves, and chestnuts, and scarlet berries everywhere.My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/ksE6O

Rebecca said...

The colors appear so vivid in your photos that I can't even imagine what it is like to see in person. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing,
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh my goodness! Springtime colors in the Fall! Reminds me of Ottawa, yes .... and Keukenhof in Holland! So beautiful ... thank you for the virtual visit!

Marg said...

Gorgeous!

I should go and buy myself some tulips. They are my favourite!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

A gorgeous floral carpet! Definitely a "riot" of color, as you say.

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

grammajudyb said...

WOW, I am loving the flower pictures this morning. I don't know where Floriade is, but I want to go there!!!! Gorgeous!

rippleeffects said...

Wow... beautiful colours for jigsaw puzzles or postcards. Envy you're having spring while we're heading towards winter. I've got some fall photos, totally different worlds we live in.

Book Savvy Babe said...

the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these pictures :) Book Savvy Babe

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I'm so jealous! Beautiful flowers are blooming in the southern hemisphere now... and soon everything will be dead here in the north. Enjoy your spring and all the lovely colors the flowers bring.

Alyce said...

Those are so beautiful! The colors are all so lovely, and that last photo turned out very well!

bermudaonion said...

Those flowers are gorgeous - you have me dreaming of spring!

Sim said...

A gorgeous and riotous reminder that it's springtime in Australia!... Very odd as we contemplate the autumn leaves here in the states (but not so much on the west coast where I am)

Bev Hankins said...

I love looking at your rainbow of flowers! Beautiful, beautiful colors.

Here's my Snapshot.

Ginx Craft said...

What absolutely stunning flowers. Amazing pictures.

Brona said...

Ohhhh I love Floriade too but haven't been for years. Looks like there was a good showing this year. I love your Warholesque picture :-)

whisperinggums.com said...

Great photos Louise ... I put a few on Facebook but not that lovely fringed tulip which I photographed last year (or recently at least). You didn't tell me you were here - though as it turned out I wouldn't have been free as our son flew up on Monday and back to Melbourne on Wednesday so out time was devoted to him!

I thought the poppies were stunning.

whisperinggums.com said...

Great photos Louise ... I put a few on Facebook but not that lovely fringed tulip which I photographed last year (or recently at least). You didn't tell me you were here - though as it turned out I wouldn't have been free as our son flew up on Monday and back to Melbourne on Wednesday so out time was devoted to him!

I thought the poppies were stunning.

DCMetroreader said...

GORGEOUS! I wish I was there, but thanks for sharing!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Amazing to see!
Looks like Holland.