Travel Theme : Display

This week I am a little bit late and I notice there are 100’s of posts on this theme, it is very popular. So pop over to Ailsas blog, “Where’s my backpack” to see many more colourful displays of every kind…

My post for this theme is different as it is not some thing you can buy, but the display is a joy and will be a lasting memory…

I am a very keen gardener and I love going to flower shows. Every year the town of Toowoomba has a spring festival, the carnival of flowers is run the last 10 days of September. It has just finished, if you are in the area next year it is worth going to. (Check the link for details) The council gardeners prepare and plant the parks and gardens in the town centre and they are a floral delight. Hanging baskets adorn every lamp post and are a riot of colour. Every where the local people spend all year getting their gardens to a peak of perfection for the spring carnival. The competition is fierce for the presentation of an award in one of the catogories.

The carnival runs for 10 days culminating in a street parade of decorated floats, bands, marching girls and all the various clubs putting on a show. It is a great place to be.

I was there in 2008 and each year since I have been travelling in other parts of the world or Australia so have missed it. In January 2011 Toowoomba was struck, unbelievably, by a tsunami. It created great devastation. But the council and citizens of Toowoomba were determined that the carnival would go on.

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5 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Display

  1. this is a feast for the eyes! it was surely more lovely in person, but it’s pretty hard to beat what you’ve presented!

    i’d love to wrap these colors all the way around me this morning!

    • What a lovely comment, yes it would be such a good feeling to be wrapped in all the colour and perfumes of nature

  2. What a beautiful, colourful display!

  3. Hello Jacquie,thank you for dropping by and commenting, I love taking photos of flowers and when they are massed displays they look lovely

  4. So, so beautiful! Thank you for the post.

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