Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Floriade - the annual flower festival in Canberra

Kathy from Persnickety Tutu sure got it right when she said: "We can always find ways to get away, even in the place we live. I highly recommend being a tourist in your own town..."

When it's Floriade time in Canberra, the tourist numbers swell like the spring buds on the trees. Tens of thousands of bulbs of all types and colors are planted in Commonwealth Park on the lake each year for everyone to enjoy. All the locals turn out to see flower display as well as interstate and sometimes overseas visitors.

I always go if I'm in town, but sometimes Italy calls...

An annual outing all the years my children were growing up, was to the Floriade flower festival. It is a wonder to see every September, in Commonwealth Park, in the City, next to Lake Burley Griffin.



Gran means love - my boys will always have memories of strolling through the flowers, tip toeing through the tulips, with their gran.


5 comments:

girasoli said...

Great picture and design! Thanks for explaining digital scrapbooking.

mITSYBELLE said...

Thank you so much for putting my link on your blog :)

Lilly's Life said...

How gorgeous these are. I love the whole idea of digital scrap booking. Floriade is spectaculor isnt it? I plan to go this year. Are you off to Italy again in the school holidays? I think we have similar tastes - chanel, italian leather, pasminas, italy...and you are so right you cannot have too many anything when it comes to Italy - oh I liked their gold jewellery too!!

MarĂ­a said...

Love these photos of the kids with you and the one with Grandma!

I don't remember if the bar had the photos of the flooding but I can check it out in about three weeks. The bar was very crowded and we sat next to a window looking out to the Rialto Bridge.

girasoli said...

I thought I was losing my mind for a moment! I saw my comment but didn't remember commenting until I realized you posted this photo before. Again, great with Gram and the boys!!