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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

~ F L O R I A D E ~ 2012


Last week JoJo and I took the drive up with Mr Armchair to see Canberra's Floriade


but secretly the real reason JoJo loves this event is that the Australia Fair Street Organ is there


along with the Ferris Wheel


Front of the Organ


and back...JoJo with Rick the Gentleman who travels with this marvelous piece and me



JoJo's choice of music ~Phantom of the Opera~



and I couldn't help thinking of my Brother when I saw these
He just loved Al Johnson while growing up



JoJo was thrilled when Rick gave her his postcard
Thanks so much Rick......we'll be back again next year......but you know that don't you


Next was the ferris wheel ride


The view looking down on part of Floriade


JoJo had to have a clown game




Gorgeous tulips
For last year's trip to Floriade and more pics click here


By then it was time for a coffee
Check out these light fittings in the tent


One of the stalls had a vast array of felt goods



Lovely 'stick ladies'


We caught the freebie bus back into town......this bus reminded me of a London Bus with its top deck


One of the scenes going back into town


A beautiful floral display in the Canberra Centre


On the way home we called into my Daughter's for dinner before driving back home again
Here I am with my little Grand daughter Lidija......she just loves cuddles......and to sing songs
We thoroughly enjoyed our lovely day out and look forward to next year's Floriade

19 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous pictures and what a wonderful day!!!

shez said...

lovely pics Dzintra and what a wonderful day you all had.xx

Simone de Klerk said...

We have a Floriade in the Netherlands too this year. Once every ten years. We visited it a few weeks ago. Such wonderful flowers, trees, herbs etc. How fun to see that you have one in Australia too!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. I'd love to go to Floriade one day, it looks like a wonderful day out.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious friend,

Oh, it just makes me happy to see you with your family....I get teary-eyed!!! Jojo has FABULOUS TASTE for who doesn't enjoy a romp at the carnival, to be a child at heart, all the day long.....

What fantastic flowers and those light fixtures in the tent...WOWOWOWOWW! Precious little grand daughter as well, who loves singing and cuddles? How much better can a spring day in Australia be....

Prayers in order for your beloved brother my dearest. Enjoy another fabulous day. Anita

Kath said...

I love it all! The felt slippers look very much like the Sloopers sold here in Glastonbury.
That photo of you and Lidija, you look so pretty with your purple necklace and hair flower clip!

Tatkis said...

So many beautiful pictures and flowers! Thank you for sharing!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Maree: said...

Lovely post...very pretty display ...little Lidija looks Very Happy to see her Grandma.
Cheers

Palomasea said...

Oh, your granddaughter is precious! I think we can feel the mutual love through the photo! :)
Dzintra, dear, I remember your post from last year very well...what a gorgeous festival...
I love JoJo's taste in music! Hauntingly beautiful...
The elf shoes are so darling...and the light fixtures with the draped ceiling...wow...
So happy for you, such a great day filled with beauty and love!
I need to tell you...I finally have all of the ingredients...this weekend it is...yummy, can't wait!
Much love to you,
- Irina

Lynn said...

Beautiful pictures, it looks like such a fun time. That little grand daughter is adorable!!

Fiona said...

what a lovely event for you all to enjoy...
Hugz

FIONA said...

Beautiful photos Dzintra - it looks like you had a lovely time at Floriade! I'm so sorry to hear about your brother - you will all be in our prayers. And that little granddaughter of yours is just too cute for words! xx

Nat Palaskas said...

Oh Dzintra, I love this post. It's so colourful with all those spring flowers. The Australia street fair seem like fun too. I will have to make it there one of these years.
Hugs
Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful fun day out!! I remember the pipe organ from last years post! Beautiful flower photos and a lovely photo of you and your grand daughter.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh that little girl is just the CHARMER my dear! And I bet she just loves watching you on stage!

PRAYERS ARE IN ORDER THIS MORNING...blessings dearest Dzintra! Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Love the felt booties, flowers, ferris wheel,organ, tulips and especially the little grandy at the end.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Amish Stories said...

Great pictures queen and I love that Image of that classic organ! Richard from Amish Stories

RitaGri said...

Jauks pavasara brauciens! Interesanti rudenī,jo pie mums sācies krāšņais rudens, redzēt skaistas tulpes. Displejs skaists. Un ērģeles - apbrīnojamas!

Yvonne W said...

Floriade looks fabulous. What a lovely day. Great photo with your granddaughter.

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