I usually run with a theme. Last week I said I was going to take you to our festival of Spring, Floriade, this week. And this week (unlike the week before) I am telling the truth.
Floriade is mostly held in our Commonwealth Park which is within a comfortable walk from the centre of the city. It is a beautiful area all year round but for a few short weeks in spring it is transformed into an ocean of colour.
Unlike Tulip Tops which I showed you last week Floriade does not have an entry fee (unless you go to NightFest). It is however much more commercial. You can purchase fast food, drinks, ice cream, restaurant meals, clothing, jewellery, candles, soap, garden ornaments, fudge, expensive garden tools, and more. You cannot buy plants.
In other years Floriade has featured quirky fun too. Sadly this was minimal this year - but there was some.
Less talk. More photos. Lots more photos.
As always I picked up a few fridge magnets which I am happy to send to anyone who would like one. First in, best dressed.
And thank you to all those who have waded through this very photo heavy post. I hope your week is packed with colour. Charlotte (MotherOwl's colour of the month is dahlia yellow which is certainly to be found here.