I usually run with a theme. Last week I said I was going to take you to our festival of Spring, Floriade, this week. I lied. Instead we are going to Tulip Top Gardens, which is not far from my city and another festival of Spring.
Unlike Floriade there is an entry charge. Despite that it is a great deal less commercial. It is in a hidden valley, minutes from the freeway between my city and Sydney and a lifetime away.
One family manages it, and the planting each year is done by hand by a couple in their seventies. Which awes and amazes me.
Settle back for a myriad of photos. It was a froth of blossoms, an explosion of colour, and there was classic music, frog songs and the hum of bees. There are plenty of antique pink blooms to meet Charlotte(MotherOwl's) monthly colour challenge too.
It was truly beautiful and I am glad I went, but I am still seriously stuffed after the walking (and I didn't get to the lookout this year). We hope to get to Floriade this coming week. And will enjoy that too.
And I hope your week is blooming lovely.