Saturday, 27 September 2014

A Flower Festival

Every year in the small city I live in, where nothing happens, there is a flower festival.  Floriade is the biggest flower show in Australia and it's beautiful.  There's loads of stalls, a couple of rides, a lake and most importantly, masses of colourful flowers everywhere!  It's the perfect place to take photos ;) 







 
There were so many people there and from the ferris wheel, you could see the flowers arranged in pictures and patterns.


One was of the world map, which I thought was so cool.
 
 
Floriade also has this little gnome painting area where we managed to paint the ugliest gnome.  Sorry to spoil all the pretty images.
 

 
 
 
Then we decided to walk out of the Floriade area and towards the lake.  We got this next pic on the first try.  Talk about impressive.
 
 

We also went to a place I hadn't been to since those birthday parties in primary school, the underground playground.
 
 
Haha here's me trying to climb onto the ledge, gracefully.

 
There's tunnels and stuff under the stone, which is why it's underground.

 
While at Floriade we even saw a bunch of other people from our school which was nice.  Although they totally copied our jumping photo after we showed them.  And yes I'm annoyed, but only because their's was a little better than ours.  Hey, at least we got it on our first try.  They had to jump like 20 times.
 

 
Haha a little finger blur in there.

 
And that's Floriade!!  Honestly, I've gone every year I've been here so I usually find it a little boring with a lack of stuff to do.  But surprisingly this year was amazingly fun.  So if you're ever in Canberra, Australia during the Spring, you should definitely come check out Floriade.
 
 
Love,
M

 

47 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, you have a talent.
    Blog on // June

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    1. Ikr. Some talented gardeners in Canberra!

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  3. Oh stunning pictures! I'm glad you guys had fun:)

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    1. Aw thanks June. I love the new pics on your blog too <3

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  4. Beautiful photos and post!!!
    would you like to follow each other? let me know...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thanks! And sure thing ;) Going to your blog now. xx

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    2. Thank you so much for your visit! I follow you with GFC now!
      Want us to follow by Bloglovin? let me know...
      Have a nice day!!!:)))

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    3. No problem. And sure we could do that too!

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  5. Thank you for you lovely comment on my blog:) i also followed you:)
    Jolahogg.blogspot.ie

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    1. Aw thank you! I love your blog

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  6. Hey M !! I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award , Check it out :)

    xx
    Molly
    http://corinnemolly.blogspot.com/2014/09/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html

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    1. Thanks for the nomination! This looks like an amazing tag. I love answering all the questions ;) Will do it when I have time xx

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  7. Lovely pics !! Jumping photos are so hard to get on the first few tries. Good job :)

    ~ Lu
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    http://littlestepsbigheart.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks and yes they are, which is why all the jumping photos after that first one were epic fails ;) I'm checking out your blog now!

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  8. Great pictures, the flowers are so pretty!

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to check out your blog!

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  9. girl, these are gorgeous! you seriously do have skills if you can get a jumping pic like that on the first try. And the gardens and patterns are amazing. I love the globe..and the daisies.

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    1. Haha no skills here. Just one lucky fluke ;) And yes Floriade flowers are arranged so well! These gardeners, whoever they are, amaze me.

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  10. These pictures are beautiful! I love the one where you and your friends are jumping! It was captured perfectly! :)

    ~ Mint

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    1. Thanks! Floriade itself is beautiful if I, of all people, have been able to take pretty photos.

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  11. This flower festival sounds and looks awesome! I bet it was a neat experience.. something I wish I could do!

    ~Jaimie

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    1. It was a pretty good day. You should come to Floriade one day! It's completely free to enter ;)

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  12. Such beautiful pictures! So many lovely colors everywhere! If I'm ever in Australia during Floriade, I will definitely check that out.

    -- Rebecca at The Silver Flute

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    1. Yes you definitely should! Spring in Australia is actually lovely <3

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  13. The flower festival looks so awesome! You're so lucky you live in Australia! ;D

    Maisha @ Books Equal Awesomeness

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    1. Awh. It's like every other country, except like 100 times dryer :/ Haha.
      Oooh you own a book blog. Can't wait to check it out!

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  14. This flower festival sounds lovely ^__^
    What a vibrant color! Xx

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    1. It really was vibrant and lovely :)

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  15. Those flower are gorgeous! I want to swim in them! (and then get stung by millions of bees).

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    1. Ahaha wow I think this is my favourite comment. It does look like a pool of flowers doesn't it ;)

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  16. Hello dear! You're blog is amazing, i'm in love!
    Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin' and GFC? Let me know on my blog, I follow right back
    http://entrejoyasydiamantes.blogspot.com.es/
    Kisses!

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    1. Aw thanks so much! I'll check out your blog right now xx

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  17. Totally Love all your flower pictures !! and the view from the ferris wheel is definitely amazing !! Thanks for sharing this to us M !

    xx
    Molly
    http://www.corinnemolly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Photography isn't all that hard when there's beautiful flowers literally everywhere ;) No problem!

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  18. I love flowers though I'm not sure how great I'm at taking care of them ;) The festival sounds amazing and those creations made out of flowers are beautiful! :) Followed via gfc #69, hope you can follow back. xx Maja
    - http://modern-muffin.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I love them too but trust me, put me in charge of the garden and I'll have killed all the plants within a week, not including the weeds. You're not the only one there ;) And I'd love to follow back! Your blog looks amazing already.

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  19. Lovely photos!! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful flowers, just followed xx

    http://mysteriousbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! Following you too xx

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  21. Floriade! I know what you are talking about~!!! :D I love it so much! It's the most fun time of the year! sorry about all the !!'s I am just glad there is another Aussie Blogger out there! (there you go another!) You have been tagged for the Famous People Tag, it's on my blog
    ~Evie

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    1. Another Canberran blogger!?!? Yesss Floriade is amazing, and can you believe this city's been named the best city in the world to live in!? I jut find that crazy (an untrue). Thanks for the nomination! Checking it out now.

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    2. Hahah, no sadly! I am from Victoria! But I have been to Canberra a lot and I love it dearly!! :D No worries! Do the tag if you will!!

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