Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Today's delightful whimsy

The skinny portion and I went to Tulip Top Gardens today.  As always we loved it and took perhaps fifteen million photos.  When I have gone through this slightly exaggerated number of photos I will put up a post about the gardens, because they are simply beautiful.

The entry into the gardens is down a steep slope flanked by blossom trees.  As we turned right at the bottom I started to giggle.  Canberra is the city closest to Tulip Top Gardens and rightly proud of the arboretum it is developing.

Tulip Tops, not to be outdone... (clicking on photos will enlarge them)








I do like a little bit of silliness in each and every day.

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  1. No hang ups for you then! :-)

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  2. Fantastic, cheerful ideas. I am greeting

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  3. What a fabulous way to recycle your old bras. And such pretty bras they are. I never would have thought of doing that. I'm so glad you were there with your camera.

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    1. River: They looked a little too jazzy to be old bras, but it was a truly brilliant idea. Some of their cups were running over though.

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  4. Oh, so do I, EC! I have had a horrible day, and this made me laugh out loud. Hilarious - thank you so much :)

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    1. Alexia: I hope your horrible day is gone. And I am very glad to have made you laugh.

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  5. Nothing wrong with silliness - especially if it raises a small titter.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: I like silliness. I don't think that there is enough of it.

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  6. Me, too and this silliness is also beautiful! My favorite is the bra with hydrangeas. :)

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    1. Lynn: I loved them all. I expected (rightly) to enjoy the gardens, but didn't expect to be giggling before I had taken a dozen steps into the gardens proper.

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  7. What a unique way to display ones blossoms. It gives me an idea for next spring, however, this might give my relatives a reason to cart me off to the nearest rest home.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Perhaps if they knew that it was a world wide trend you would be spared...

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  8. I went back and studied the pictures again so I could tell you my favorite, and I just couldn't choose! Thanks for the fine excursion into the arBRAretum!

    I am especially fond of the purple and black, though! :-)

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    1. DJan: It was a wonderful idea and some of those bras are very special indeed.

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  9. Thank you for sharing, that made me smile, just what I needed. There are some lovely bras in that arBRAetum and with Breast Cancer Awareness happening all over the place, this ties right in. xxx

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    1. Kakka: I don't think the skinny portion appreciated it as much as I did as he wandered away. Or perhaps it was the giggling photographer he wandered away from?

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  10. Gives a whole new meaning to cups overflowing! Love this.

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    1. One Minnesota Writer: It does, and I loved it as well.

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  11. Wonder what the neighbours would think if I hung one of those out front? Snort!

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: You won't know what the neighbours will think until you try it. Go on, I dare you.

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  12. Oh I really needed a laugh tonight as my day has been rather up and down. Some people have wonderful imaginations and I sincerely thank you for sharing these delightful pics. xx

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    1. Mimsie: I sorry about your day and glad that these photos gave you a boost (sorry I couldn't resist that crack).

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  13. I wish I would've worn those kind when I was young and slender! Now I have the old-granny-style-hold-em-up bras!

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    1. BECKY: I also thought that bras like these were only for the single rosebud type of woman, and then I looked closer. Some of these could take an entire pot plant. I may have to investigate further.

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  14. Dear EC, this bit of "silliness" really delighted me. And not only did I get to laugh, but I got to see the variety of materials from which bras are made today. Mine are the old standbys--white or black. These show real imagination! Peace.

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    1. Dee: I was delighted by these bras as well. I may have to look into the whole issue.

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  15. We'll I never seen a bra garden before.

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    1. Adam: Neither had I, but I loved seeing this one.

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  16. I have never seen a bra garden before...but it is nice to have a little silliness :)

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    1. Kim @ Stuff: Somedays it is nice to have a lot of silliness.

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  17. You can't beat a bit of silliness of a day.
    So pleased to read that you're both out and about enjoying the Spring together, much love and thinking of you x

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    1. bugerlugs63: Silliness rocks. And your good wishes are always welcome. Thank you.

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  18. And why not? I wonder where the idea came from, could it have been an original misspelling? Sweet.

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    1. Friko: I really don't know where the idea came from - but I loved it.

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  19. A bit of silliness each day should be compulsory :)

    And I love the look of your cats Jazz and Jewel

    (Had some problems commenting as the Don QuiScottie persona so I am using my other writing one - I have several personalities and many of them don't get along :)

    Andrew

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    1. Andrew MacLaren-Scott: You are welcome in all of your guises. Jazz and Jewel are pampered, know that they are beautiful, and will accept your homage. (Because that is how they will take any compliment). And yes, silliness should be compulsory.

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  20. What! No panty section? And where are the jock straps?

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    1. Snowbrush: Next year? I would giggle at those displays as well (not being sexist you understand).

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  21. Why am I noyt surprized that this made J. Cosmo "tit"ter? You'd better watch out! Your photos might cause him to break out in verse! I've heard of stuffing bras with tissues and such, to supplement Mother Nature, but never flowers----love them all!

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    1. Molly: I believe you were thinking of him 'busting out' in verse rather than breaking. I am still smiling thinking of this section of the gardens.

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  22. glorious silliness! i need to 're-purpose' a few of my old undergarments!

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    1. daisyfae: Snowbrush has a point. Men were a little neglected this year. Perhaps you could repurpose Studley's undergarments as well as you own. There would certainly be a post or two in it.

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  23. I'm thinking they really need to do "bloomers" next year :)

    Thanks for the wonderful photos!

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    1. jenny_o: That could be good to see as well - and they could probably get some quite large plants in them too.

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  24. That is hilarious! Wish clicking enlarged everything.

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    1. Riot Kitty: I am thankful that it doesn't. I would very much like to go back to the single rose bud size. An impossible dream.

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  25. Oh my - that's hilarious and creative! Love it.

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  26. Delightfully silly.

    There's a bar in my neighborhood, the inside of which is covered with bras. Apparently women take them off after too many drinks? :-)

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl: I don't think that I have ever been drunk enough to take off my bra in a public place. And I don't think it would help in my overwhelming symptom of wanting a place to lie down and sleep either. Obviously I need to test this theory further...(not).

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  27. Colorful and fun. Can't wait to see the gardens.

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    1. Linda Starr: I will put up some of the garden photos later today I think.

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  28. Extraordinary silliness! Wonderful! Thanks.

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    1. Dave King: It seems to have brought a smile to many places - world wide. Which is wonderful.

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  29. Wonderful photos!!!! Love the theme... I shame mine are all wimpy with no underwires (I hate bras) otherwise I could create some garden art!!

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    1. Nicole Haller-Wilson: If any of my bras were as beautiful as that I would most certainly want to display them to the world. I am wondering where they came from.

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  30. These are too great for words. I must forward your site to my sister and aunt.

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    1. Susan Kane: Thank you so much. That was a wonderful compliment and I hope they enjoy them as much as I did.

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  31. Firstly, what a great way to air them out.

    Secondly, how funny is it that I thought it was Superman's bra, rather than Supergirl's?

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    1. John Wiswell: You are right - it is a wonderful way to air them. I had not thought of Superman as a cross-dresser before...

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  32. They are such a giggle, I wounder who thought of that idea :-)

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    1. CherryPie: I believe it was the daughter of the owners who thought of it. The owners (who cannot be spring chickens) plant the hundreds of bulbs and annuals by hand themselves each year. A mammoth undertaking.

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  33. I have seen old shoe gardens, where someone has planted flowers in artistically arranged old shoes around their garden. But a bra garden, now that is funny and pretty!

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    1. Strayer: It was great wasn't it? Who knows, next year it may become a world-wide trend (probably not).

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