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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba, Part 2...

Next we drove to the University of Southern Queensland campus to visit the Japenese garden there. It was, as expected a very quiet and serene place. DH has had no experience of such gardens and was a bit disappointed that there were no garden beds brimming with flowering annuals. There was that usual feeling of 'naturalness', the water features and the curves that feature so often in these types of gardens.

The hedge in the foreground clipped into a curved mound

The very typical bridge...

More shrubs clipped into dome shapes

Light 'dancing' on the water

Most of the ducks were swimming too fast for me...

More lovely reflections...and a lantern nestled under the tree...

A small man made waterfall...


 From the uni campus, we then headed for Picnic Point which is 'perched' on the top of the range...a very popular spot for many years...
The echiums at the front of the cafe/restaurant complex at Picnic Point

The view from our table in the cafe...


A panorama photo of the lookout at Picnic Point; the restaurant/cafe is on the right of the photo

Looking out from Picnic Point

Looking towards the gardens of PP

DH had one of the special sundaes...mauve icecream, vanilla icecream, purple sprinkles and caramel sauce. ( since 1932 the floral symbols of Toowoomba have been the wattle and the violet and these are represented in the sundae :-) )

The flag pole on PP; you can see it from way back from the bottom of the range







Time to leave Picnic Point and head for the next public garden display....

5 comments:

shez said...

gorgeous pics maria,thankyou for the tour.xx

Nurdan Kanber said...

Spring is in the air!

Wonderful pictures - panorama and landscape - incredible!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy weekend!

Susan said...

You've done the Carnival proud with your great photos Maria, including the panoramic shot.
What a huge collection of flowers, shrubs etc. Can only imagine all the perfumes! Beautiful colours too.
Love the ice cream - yum!

Maniks Read said...

Wow excellent post ever seen. really its informative about Carnival of Flowers.


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William James said...

this part2 of this flower event is looking to good than part1 and i hope you will be continue here with more parts.
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