Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Amongst the Flowers

Shirley and I went to see some of the displays and gardens during the Carnival of Flowers here in Toowoomba yesterday
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We visited one of the lovely parks here called Laurel Bank Park and the following photos are taken on my not so good little camera.  These flowers are real !!!  We could not believe the colour and the splendour of the gardens.  They have planted the flowers in some of the gardens to look like cartoon characters.  Soooo  well done.
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We also went to a wonderful display of teapots.  I loved all the character and novelty ones.
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We also visited the local Spinners & Weavers display.  They had lovely work for sale like felted and knitted berets and hats, flower pins, scarves, felted tote bags etc.etc.  Shirley bought a beret and I was searching for a flower pin just the right colour without success. 
Tomorrow we are off to see some embroidery, a textile art exhibition and Queens Park.
Whew there is so much to fit in.

9 comments:

Radka said...

Lovely pictures, beautiful flowers :)
Thank you for sharing your day with us.

Marilyn said...

The flowers are so beautiful. It is so many years since I have been to Carnival of Flowers. Had hoped this would be the year to go again, but it is not working out that way. Maybe next?

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

HI Di,

I am so happy you and Shirley are out and about again having fun! That park is amazing! Love all the beautiful flowers and the roses!
The teapots are so lovely!
I am sure you had a fantastic time.
Hugs

Vicki said...

Don'tI wish I was there to see all those wonderful flowers and the teapots!

Linda said...

Waving hello to Shirley from here. Thank you so much for sharing such lovely pictures, the flower gardeners do the most amazing job don't they. Everything looks so spot on. Love the teapot collection too. The weather is just glorious for the Carnival.

Anneliese said...

Hello to you two - lovely to enjoy your photos with your not so bad at all camera!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

OH Di,

What incredible stunning flower displays. My heart just sang when I was looking at them. you are soooooooooooooooo very lucky to have such artist creating those gardens for all to admire and enjoy. I also love the Tea Pot display. Everyone so unique and pretty. OH, Shirley looked like she was standing beside a "Redbud" tree?????? Thanks you for sharing all those great photos with us. Hugs Judy

shirley from oz said...

The photos from your camera turned out wonderful Di. Thanks for a great day out.

N. Maria said...

Shirley is amongst the flowers! I love all the pictures and oh, the tea pots! Time for some lovely tea, for sure.
Di, you are a wonderful friend to Shirley. Love you.