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Sunday, 27 September 2020

Sunday Selections 500!!!

Sunday Selections #500⭐⭐⭐





Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.

Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
  
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life.  Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
 
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen. 
 
I usually run with a theme. This week marks the 500th Sunday Selections since Kim first started the meme - which I find amazing.


Just the same, it is going to be very similar to rather a lot of other Sunday Selections with no special bows and whistles.

It is Spring here.  My city makes a practice of welcoming the season with a festival - Floriade, which has now been running for over thirty years.  Over a million bulbs are planted in a park in the centre of the city, shops pop up and activities abound.  It attracts hundreds of thousands of people.  And, of course, this year it cannot go ahead.

Or not as usual.  So we have been given Floriade Reimagined, and the bulbs and the plantings are spread across the city, in shopping centres, in parks, at churches, at the jail...


I won't see all of the Floriade Reimagined sites but will share those that I do.  I am starting with some of those I spotted in the city centre last week.






I don't know whether the photo above is a Floriade decoration or not.  I suspect not, but liked it and have included it anyway.






These photos were taken inside the city centre.  The paper flowers inside the Floriade sign were created by students from local schools and by community groups.  Gnomes are a feature of Floriade every year and I will keep my eye out for more.

I also liked the decorations on the back of the Floriade sign.










A woman who walks past our home on a regular basis told me that she considers it part of Floriade, which was a lovely thing to say.

So more photos from home - mostly focusing on tulips this week.












  Even the chicken wire (put up to deter the cockatoos) hasn't slowed the blooming down.  Last year we got NO tulips in this patch.  The vandals uprooted the lot.

There are more things coming out in the garden every day.  And yes, I am excited by them.  I am also grateful.  It is spring here, but winter made a surprise reappearance.  We had snow on the hills yesterday and today.  The garden appears totally unaffected.  Yay.

I hope your week is packed with excitement and beauty.





181 comments:

  1. Congratulations on five hundred!
    It's actually kind of cool that they spread it around the city. Lots of color that way and little gems to search for.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: I am very glad that they found a way for Floriade to continue, but miss the mass display. I will keep my eye out for mini-Floriades over the coming weeks.

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  2. Dear EC
    Huge congratulations on five hundred! What a great idea to re-imagine Floriade so that everyone can still enjoy the Spring colour. Your beautiful garden fits right in!
    A beautiful splash of gorgeous colour.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: I am so glad that our local Government found a way for Floriade to continue - and a little surprised because they have much less opportunity to profit from it this year. And thank you re our garden.

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  3. I derive such pleasure from your nice posts, photos, and you! (Aloha, Jazz)

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    1. Cloudia: Thank you. Jazz is in grump mode this morning and is rudely ignoring your greeting.

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  4. So beautiful. Happy Springtime, Elephant's Child!

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    1. Sandi: Thank you. I am enjoying Spring - and hope that your autumn is beautiful.

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  5. Happy 500!! I'm so, so glad and thankful that you are still participating. You are my window to colorful blooms, colorful birds, colorful antics (animals and otherwise) every week.
    It's wonderful to see your city adapting Floriade instead of shrugging it off for the year in abandonment. People need the cheer in a rather gloomy time. I fully agree with the walker; your garden is certainly in line with the Floriade theme and I imagine you have many secret admirers. Hugs to you and Lord FussyFur.

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    1. River Fairchild: Many thanks. Lord FussyFur is an entirely appropriate name. He is (successfully) messing with my mind again at the moment.
      The walker is so intent on getting her daily steps up I was a bit surprised she even noticed the garden. But she does, and it was nice of her to tell me that she enjoys it.

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  6. 500! Wow! That's great. And your pictures are as colorful as ever.

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    1. Jamie Ghione: Thank you. I wish that there was someway to let Kim know that the meme she started is still going.

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  7. Congratulations! Amazing photos, I love that wheel barrow! Spring is beautiful for you this year, enjoy!

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    1. Laurie: I really liked the wheelbarrows too. There are quite a number of them in the city and I think they look great.

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  8. What are all the flowers doing with this blooming thing? Don't they know winters coming?!

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    1. Mike: Winter? I wish. How I wish. It will be a long, long time before she settles in to stay with us again.

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  9. I agree. Your garden should be included. Everything is so beautiful.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Thank you. My garden is nothing like as 'ordered;' as the Floriade displays but I am reveling in its colour.

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  10. It is beautiful to go the garden centre, I love it. Long live the Cockatoos!!!!!!

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    1. Bob Bushell: Love live the cockatoos indeed - as long as they play nicely in my garden. Which they often don't.

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  11. Gratz on 500 and also on the Floiade taking place in this unusual, but good way. I can see why the lady thought your garden a part of the Floriade. Everything is beautiful, and I envy you the Sprins as we head into dreary, rainy autumn. Yesterday we had 42 mm of rain URGH!

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    1. Charlotte (MotherOwl): 42mm of rain overnight? We virtually never get that amount - and often don't get that much in a month. I hope your autumn has some bright patches. It is one of my favourite seasons here.

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  12. The chicken wire worked with the cockatoos. You have some beautiful blooms. What a lovely way for the city to celebrate spring. The wheelbarrows full of blooms are my favourites!

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    1. Marie Smith: The chicken wires HAS mostly worked well this year. We lost some plants before we put it down and the vandals have snipped some plants off as they came through, but they have allowed some to bloom. I like the wheelbarrows too.

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  13. Happy Re-imagined Floriade! I'm waiting for the paper to be delivered, and once it is, and once I've got it in hand, I'm hopping back into bed with it...and my two furry mates will re-join me, of course!

    Have a good week ahead, EC. Cuddles to Jazz :)

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    1. Lee: Enjoy your time hunkered down with the paper - and your furry overlords.

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  14. 500th!!! Congratulations!!

    Festivals are welcome. More than ever before!!

    Be well.

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    1. Catarina: Thank you. And a big yes to festivals. Particularly this one.

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    1. Ann Bennett: Floriade is wonderful. The festival which runs concurrently (but not this year) at Tulip Top Gardens is even better.

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  16. Your tulips look lovely.
    Well, and re your jubilee: Chapeau!

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  17. I guess it is a shame that Floriade couldn't be its usual beautiful massed self - but I really love the idea of it being spread all around the city. The tulips are stunning, both the Floriade ones and yours. I am envious of your passing walker, who can look at your garden often!
    We are in the throes of a nasty spring storm, so no walks today. I hope you have a lovely week, and Jazz gets over his grump.

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    1. Alexia: I miss the mass plantings too, but am enjoying the pop-ups. I hope your Spring storm does no damage and your walks can resume. Jazz is still grumpy (and I have bled) but is also purring. He is like that.

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  18. Gorgeous flowers!
    Our week has been packed with smoke. Or at least the weekend has. I know that you know how that goes. I took some pictures, and that's my thrilling post for the week.
    Sepia Haze

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    1. Ornery Owl: Sadly yes, that nasty sepia haze is all too familiar. I will be over to check out your photos very soon.

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  19. Great flower photos. Most of the plantings are really good. I really like that wreath, Floriade or not, and the green, pink and blue FLORIADE is really well done.

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    1. Andrew: I am glad that you liked the wreath too. I haven't seen it before but it doesn't look particularly Floriadish...

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  20. How super to have your garden considered as part of Floriade, what a treat to be told that! I love the idea of welcoming spring with a flower festival. What a shame that so many events are cancelled this year. Boo to nasty Covid!!!!

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    1. Shammickite: The flower festival is inspired isn't it and I am really glad that a way was found for it to continue. My lovely walker told me that she regards my garden as a part of Floriade every year.

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  21. Floriade hurrah! I am as pleased as you that your flowers are unofficially Floriade.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Wasn't it a lovely thing for her to tell me?

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  22. The pandemic has changed our lives across the world. It makes me very happy to remember that it's spring in your part of the world. Love your tulip pictures and all the Floriade delights. :-)

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    1. DJan: It has changed our lives - but some things (important things) continue anyway. Thank you.

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  23. While i am sorry it had to change to accommodate the times, i am more glad they didn't just cancel.

    Yes, your garden is beautiful enough to be on display!

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    1. messymimi: It is an inspired way to continue to celebrate Spring isn't it? My garden is certainly not 'open garden' ready but I am very happy to learn that other people enjoy it as they go by.

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    2. messymimi: I have seen and thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday Selections and encourage other people to check them out too.

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  24. The tulip is my favorite flower. How I would love to see yours in person. Congratulations on reaching 500.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie Junebug: Thank you. I would happily open the garden to rather a lot of bloggers - you included.

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    2. I'm afraid you'd regret having me. I'm badly behaved and an embarrassment to my children, which makes me laugh.

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    3. Janie Junebug: If I had children I would certainly embarrass them. You are still welcome.

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  25. I think it is wonderful to have little bits of Floriade come into your city. I did wonder if the event would happen this year and Tulip Tops too. I LOVE the green gnome lady.
    Your own tulips and other plants are as gorgeous as always, how nice to have people think it looks like part of Floriade.

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    1. River: Tulip Tops (sadly) can only be accessed on line this year. I am glad that we will have that much, but the scents and the sounds (classical music and frog calls) make it for me.
      I came across suitably masked teddy bears at another Floriade display yesterday - who will probably feature next week.

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  26. Wow, this floral theme is spectacular! Congratulations on the 500n mark. Thanks for sharing. I trust you're safe and well in your beautiful country. Jo xx

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    1. Jo: Thank you. This is a very long lived meme and I am glad to continue to carry the baton. I am safe and well and hope you are too.

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  27. well done on 500 posts! amazing when so many have stopped blogging. I like the idea of Floriade being spread around and can see why someone would consider your lovely garden part of it.

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    1. Anna: I haven't been part of this long running meme for all of its existence - but am glad I found it. And thank you.

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  28. That's a good many posts for Sunday Selections.
    Well done.
    The flowers are just beautiful and certainly brightens the area up.

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    1. Margaret D: Spring is a bright and vibrant season isn't it?

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  29. I swear--- folks must lie in wait for your Sunday selections! So many posts. Well deserved! I love the flowers. I love the "bees".

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    1. Bill: What a truly lovely thing to say. Thank you. The comments 'make' the posts. Always.

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  30. Hi EC - how delightful to see ... Floriade have made a wonderful display for all residents to see and each day more will bloom and open further. It'll be gorgeous walking around the city centre ... lucky 400,000 residents. Love the little bees, the tulips, the poppies, hyacinths, primulas ... what a delightful spread - especially the yellow wheelbarrow.

    Congratulations on 500*** ... and only ? 3 *** ... definitely should be more ... but what a generous neighbour to say your garden delights many too ... and could well be embraced into the Floriade exhibits.

    Wonderful to see EC - so pleased for you ... and for us as we start to hunker down into autumn and winter ... take care and enjoy Spring a-coming ... Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Over the years that particular walker has seen me wrestling (attempting to wrestle) the garden into shape. It was a very generous comment and I appreciate it.
      Floriade is always a treat and I am thrilled that a way was found for us to continue to celebrate Spring.
      Look after yourself - and hunker down happily.

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  31. Thanks for the beautiful Floriade photos. Your garden is very pretty too. I am happy it is Spring as Winter was far too long and cold for me. I had always thought we might get to Floriade one year, maybe next year!

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    1. Rosie: I am a winter fan - but do love Spring. I hope you can get to Floriade next year and, if you do, urge you to stop in at Tulip Top Gardens which are just down the road and open at the same time. I think they are even more spectacular.

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  32. Such beautiful flowers! Wonderful captures!

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    1. Natalia: Thank you too - there will be more flowers to come in the next few weeks.

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  33. The Floriade concept is a lovely blooming good idea. Your city centre looks so colourful with the flowers, especially like the wheel barrow one. Your tulips have so many different colours and different shades in one flower too!! How lucky your are to get to enjoy SPRING.

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    1. kestrel: More tulips come out each day here, and the ones coming out at the moment are softer coloured - but still very beautiful.
      I do love Spring - but have been admiring the very different beauties from your country.

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  34. Floriade seems like an exceptionally wonderful annual even and I am glad that COVID has not managed to ruin it totally. I am quite sure you were very happy when the person who walks past your home says that she considers your garden to be part of the festival. High praise indeed. I will telegraph to the cockatoos to exercise restraint and not decapitate any of your plants, but as you know they don't always listen!

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: Of course the cockatoos don't listen. I noticed that the Floriade Reimagined bed closest to home spent some weeks under netting and assume that the vandals triggered it.
      And yes, Floriade is a delightful annual fiesta and I am glad it is (sort of) going ahead.

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  35. Floriade time already? Time flies. I can't believe this is the 500th Sunday selection already too. Time flies. Too fast.

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    1. Strayer: Time most definitely flies - when it isn't dragging its feet.

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  36. Congratulations on your 500th post of Sunday Selections. You have brightened my life and others through them, thanks so much for sharing. Your garden is beautiful and I’m glad your city is continuing with its celebration. Be safe,take care and have a wonderful week my friend.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Thank you. It isn't my 500th Sunday Selections post, but that of the meme - which I am glad to continue. You stay safe too please. And keep tempting me with more books.

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  37. Thank you for the banquet of delightful spring flowers. Spring and Autumn are my favorite seasons because of their beauty. I'm glad the chicken wire protected your bulbs. I'm hoping that you will show us more Floriade photos as the spring flowers continue to bloom.

    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: Many thanks. Of course I will show more Floriade photos - and more garden photos too. I am a fan of all the seasons - except summer which I endure.
      I hope your week is lovely.

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  38. I like the idea of a Floriade spread over the city. It is a great way to welcome Spring.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: Thank you. I think it is a wonderful welcome to the season as well.

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  39. It's not Spring here yet since the temps are still 100F. I sure do like all your pictures. So pretty.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: We will be experiencing temperatures like yours too soon for my liking. Stay cool, stay safe.

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  40. Dear Blogger gnomes...please stop "fixing" things.
    I am correctly signed-in, I have washed my hands, I am not about to sneeze germs everywhere. I am here to say thank you for the lovely garden pictures.
    Thank you.

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    1. dinahmow: Sigh at the blogger fixes. Big sigh. You would be liking Canberra at the moment. There is wisteria coming out - and banksia roses too.

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  41. Sunday Selections 500. That is a long time for the meme to be going and here's to the 1000th :)

    Such a wonderful selection of photographs, lovely to see the spring flowers and the Gnomes, which I love.

    Have a good week ahead, I can't believe that we are almost in October.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: It is a very long time for a meme to continue isn't it? I hope it does make it to 1000, but I doubt very much that I will continue to host it for that long.
      Enjoy your weekend, and week. And yes, where has the year gone...

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  42. Your tulips are divine. Most of the color here is in the trees but their are some lovely purple asters blooming and a very tall yellow flower that grows wild at the side of the road and in the back of our yard. The two combined looked very nice in a vase. Happy spring!

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    1. mshatch: Thank you. Wandering the garden this morning I delighted in growing clumps of sunny yellow tulips, some deep purple (almost black ones) and some still so tightly budded I don't know what colour they will be.
      Your autumnal display sounds special too.

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  43. HAPPY 500!!!!
    So many posts!
    So many photos!
    So much beauty shared!

    I like how Floriade has been spread around and I do agree that your place is included

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    1. kylie: My inclusion in Floriade is entirely unofficial, but it was a lovely compliment to receive.

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  44. I haven't been to Canberra for a few years (the Inca exhibition, and the ancient maps) but your photographs over the years have made me want to visit during Floriade. That's a really beautiful thing for the walker to say about your garden

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    1. Kim: I hope you can come back to my city - and will let me know when you do.

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    2. That makes it sound extra special EC, thank you. And please do the same if you ever head over this way.

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    3. Kim: We will count this as a deal. And I do hope that we can travel again soon.

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  45. I'll take the snow please(lol), but can't help being impressed by all the work put into such beautiful flowers. Sure hope you have an amazing week! Hugs, RO

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    1. RO: As you know I much prefer winter to summer too. There WAS a lot of work that went into our garden, but the blood, sweat and tears were months ago now, so I can revel in the colour without much pain.

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  46. Gorgeous flowers! And I like those bees too. Thanks for popping by my blog today!

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    1. Debra She Who Seeks: Thank you. I am grateful to Mike who pointed the way to your blog.

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  47. So glad your growth is great this year. They are gorgeous!! I like those little bees on the back of the sign. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. mail4rosey: I like the tiny bees too - and was glad I went round the back of the sign to see them. You have a wonderful day (and week) too.

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  48. I am joining you here thanks to Mimi. I am having trouble with blogger linking me to each blog. Very frustrating. But on a very happy note, I love the photos. I have some gnomes in the front yard. All your flower photos are gorgeous and certainly enjoyed my visit. Thank you. Have a great day.

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    1. My Tata's Cottage: Welcome and thank you. I had similar troubles accessing blogs - which is why I went back to Legacy blogger. I am heading over to visit you now.

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  49. What a blissful springy post.
    Congrats on #500. Isn't it amazing when we reach these blog milestones? It's hard to grasp, in a good way.
    Love you, friend.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Thank you. I cannot claim much credit for the 500th Sunday Selections post, but am glad to be along for the ride.
      Have a wonderful, wonderful day and week dear friend.

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  50. I agree with the woman who complemented your garden. It is itself a festival of flowers. Love all the photos. Hope your week is going well.

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    1. OOps, I meant complimented, of course.

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    2. Myrna R: Thank you. It has been a lot of work to get the garden to this stage, but it has paid dividends. I suffer from dyslexic fingers myself, so completely understood what you meant - and was grateful for your compliment.

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  51. Yay! Here's to Floriade and the 500th post of Sunday Selections! xx

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  52. Happy 500! Lovely flower pictures.

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    1. Hena Tayeb: Spring is in full swing here - and asking to be photographed.

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  53. What beautiful and colorful flowers. They really brightened my day this very rainy afternoon. I hope you have a great new week.

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    1. RasmaSandra: I am glad to hear that. They have been brightening my day too.

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  54. God bless the bees
    who feed off big blooming trees
    and fly boldly going ever curious and carefree

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    1. Spacer Guy: I adore bees. And, if they die, we die too.

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  55. I am so glad that you could still have your Floriade, even if it was reimagined. The plantings are beautiful and it is nice that it is all over the city for more to enjoy and there is no dealing with crowds.

    Your tulips are magnificent, Sue.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: There is a charm to the mass plantings, but you are right it is wonderful that everyone can still enjoy a taste of Floriade.
      The garden and I thank you.

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  56. Happy 500! Wow! And happy spring! How awesome! - that your garden is thought to be part of Floriade. Not surprising though, from what I've seen of it. :)
    Thank you for sharing the beauty, the kindness and the worldview. They brighten up my week, every week.

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: Thank you. My garden is a riot of colour at the moment - but is definitely now a show garden.

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  57. Interesting and colorful. I hope your feeling okay and having a good week.

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    1. e: A busy week, but not a bad one. I hope your week is peaceful, healthy and filled with joy.

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  58. Son buenos adornos decorativos, en los que mi preferencia va por los florales.

    Besos

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    1. VENTANA DE FOTO: Thank you. I am a big, big fan of the floral decorations myself.

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  59. I've always loved laden wheelbarrows full of flowers. What a wonderful show to celebrate your 500th Sunday Selections!

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman: I loved those laden barrows as well. The one that lives here with us is sadly deprived and carries much less attractive loads. He is valued just the same.

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  60. So many wonders. I think today I'll pick the wreath:)

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    1. Sandra Cox: I liked the wreath too - but my greedy self wants ALL the wonders.

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  61. You are in my most favorite season of all, spring, new beginnings, fresh live living and inspiring all about, with scents and sights being nature's gifts just for us. This certainly is an amazing place and I thank you for bringing us close to it! Enjoy your week.

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    1. 21 wits: I am a fan of Spring too. And Autumn. And winter.
      I hope your week is wonderful. Safe travels.

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  63. Congratulations to Kim and all subsequent hosts for the 500th Sunday Selections. That’s an impressive achievement. Those bulbs blooming must be a sight to behold. You took some great photos and thank you for sharing them. Thosenaughty cockatoos! ;)

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    1. DeniseinVA: The bulbs fill me with joy. The sulphur crested vandals have left us more bulbs this year - and I am grateful. Very grateful.

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  64. Lovely photos of spring.
    A big hug.

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    1. orvokki: Thank you. Hug received and reciprocated.

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  65. Una plausible iniciativa, y una bella forma de dar la bienvenida a la Primavera, que a su vez sirve para embellecer la ciudad y mejorar el medio ambiente. Ojalá que las futuras generaciones no pierdan el interés por esta fiesta, y con el paso de los años se convierta en una antigua tradición, que viste todas las primaveras, a la ciudad de color.
    El reportaje excelente....Como siempre.
    Un abrazo, amiga.

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    1. Manuel: Thank you. I hope this festival continues for many, many years to come. And a hug to you too dear friend.

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  66. So, so beautiful! Spring is my favorite month, fall my second favorite. I'll enjoy both, spring through you and all those lovely flowers! Thank you for the reminder that the world IS full of beauty!

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    1. Yolanda Renee: Thank you. I like all of the seasons except summer and will be reveling in the coolth from your side of the world when she stomps in here. And yes, there is a LOT of beauty about, and this beauty addict is very grateful.

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  67. Nice to see some spring colours on a rainy evening in England. A pity that these events can't go ahead as normal this year, though it's an excellent idea to spread it out around the city so everyone can enjoy at least a little of it.

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    1. John "By Stargoose And Hanglands": I am very, very glad that Floriade continues, and hope that the pockets in the city and the suburbs will remain in the years to come.

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  68. Wishing you the most happiest of springs!

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    1. The Happy Whisk: Thank you. I hope your autumn is bright and beautiful. And your kitchen filled with joy.

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  69. I have an ambition, which will never be fulfilled, to follow Spring around the world so that I am always living in Spring. Perhaps if I buy a camper van I could attempt it... but I won't. Autumn is sending its chilly darkening warnings of its close companion Winter being on its way here. I wonder if I could persuade my wife to sell the house and buy a camper van...

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    1. Andrew R. Scott: We have quite a lot of 'grey nomads' here who do follow the seasons. They tend however to follow summer, a season I would avoid. Perhaps I could head in the opposite direction?

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  70. It's lovely that the even was "reimagined" and spread out alll over town. The result is so beutiful and uplifting. I love so many flowers, and tulip is one of them.

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    1. Elizabeth Varadan, Author: My favourite flower changes often - but tulips are always there.

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  71. Look at all those hyacinths! Did you get a huge whiff of fragrance as you walked by?

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    1. Sandra Cox: I did. With pleasure - my own didn't thrive this year.

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  72. This sounds amazing! Gorgeous selection! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary
    Beautyandfashionfreaks

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  73. I'm so glad the snow didn't affect the growth. These pictures are stunning. I love that your city does this. It's nothing short of amazing. Also, I'm so grateful you're going into warm weather while I go into cooler weather. It helps me appreciate it that much more!! Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.

    Warmly,
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    1. Elsie Amata: Many thanks. As we lurch into the warmer months I will be envying temperatures from your side of the world all too soon. Frighteningly soon. I hope you are now completely over the pneumonia.

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  74. Oh gosh, EC. Your photos are just gorgeous. I would love to stroll with you through your garden.

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    1. Sandra Cox: You would be very, very welcome but probably put to work. A gardener's work is NEVER done, as you know.

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    2. Sandra Cox: Emphatically YES.

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  75. Happy 500th! Your flowers are beautiful, and I'm glad the chicken wire is working this year. Even though I know the critters are just doing what critters do, it's still an unhappy day when we go out in the morning to discover they've vandalized the garden. I hope you'll be able to enjoy Floriade virtually!

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    1. Diane Henders: I suspect I would mind less if the vandals ate the plants they behead, shred and/or destroy.
      I am hoping to enjoy a few more mini Floriades in the flesh. Really hoping for it.

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  76. Looks very nice over there... 🙂✔ And those flowers, oh my! 💚💜🤎💛🧡 In all colors, literally! 👏🏻

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    1. Hot guys. Oh my indeed. There are flowers everywhere at the moment - and more will feature on my next Sunday Selections (as well as some less mainstream beauties).

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  77. Don't you love seeing big bowls or wheelbarrows:) of tulips?
    Stay safe. Be healthy.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I do. Yesterday we came across yet more Floriade Reimagined and the bright and beautiful splashes of colour were very welcome. You stay safe and healthy too - and have a wonderful weekend.

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  78. Oh my. It looks more like Spring than Fall. But I guess it is in your part of the world. Here, the flowers and mostly gone, even here in the sub tropics. Mother Nature just seems to know.

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    1. J C: It is most definitely Spring. Nature has her own timetable and often laughs at ours.

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  79. Is it that time again? How lovely, even though it is a lot different this year. I still have all the Floriade magnets you sent me on my fridge and every day I enjoy them. That gnome seriously looks like he's on speed or some other hallucinating drug. I love how the tulips grow through the chicken wire. I hope those sassy birds leave them alone this year.

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    1. Carola Bartz: It is indeed that time - though no fridge magnets this year. Or I don't think there are any. I am glad you are still enjoying yours. The birds have (so far) let a LOT more bulbs flower this year. For which I thank them.

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  80. A lovely post! Love the gnome and bees.

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    1. Karen: Thank you. I hope you are recovering well.

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  81. Oh I love those tulips in the wheel barrow! Such beauty! Oh the flowers...our fall is in full swing and the flowers are all but gone...I'm now longing for spring again! I love gnomes! I hope ou see more!!

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    1. Rain: I haven't seen any more gnomes yet - but will keep my eye out. While I am enjoying Spring I have a huge weakness for autumn as well.

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  82. These pictures are amazing. So cheerful! Love the displays. Your garden is looking fantastic and so bright. Awesome that the chicken wire is working! YAY! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: I am thrilled that the chicken wire has 'mostly' worked this year. Last year the vandal birds didn't let one tulip bloom in that area.

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  83. That was a really nice complement about your garden! EC, your garden truly does look amazing!! I love seeing all the flowers around where you live! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Thank you. As you know there is a lot of work in a garden - and a lot of joy. Hugs to you too.

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