I usually run with a theme. I am taking you walking with me again this week. Each year my city has a festival to welcome Spring - Floriade. Last year Covid saw it cancelled. This year it was going ahead, but a resurgence of the Delta Strain of Covid saw it cancelled at the eleventh hour. Much of the planting had been done, but my city went into lockdown and the festival was cancelled.
However no-one told the plants that. This last week some of our lockdown restrictions have been eased. We can now go further from home (masked) and the time we can spend outside has been increased.
So we went to the Floriade you have when you are not having Floriade. There were no shops. No entertainment. Much, much smaller crowds. I did miss the quirky statues that are a usual feature but we spend a wonderful couple of hours on an absolutely beautiful day happily wandering.
Floriade is held in Commonwealth Park which is a short walk away from the city centre - and miles away from it in spirit.
Many photos follow (despite the fact that I am only showing a fraction of those I took).
Do you see what I mean? They certainly had their hands/beaks full with this brood.
Another permanent statue.
It was a serene and lovely day and both of us felt much better after our outing.
I am reposting this. I thought I had scheduled it to post today but instead had hit publish - which I didn't notice until the first comments arrived. Oops.
I hope your week is happy, healthy and packed with beauty.