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Floriade

Sunday, 30 September 2012


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Clear sky but very cold variable wind greeted us this morning so we decided to visit Floriade. The Heart Foundation runs a guided walk of the gardens before normal opening time. We met their guide at 0800 and a group of about 20 of us spent an hour viewing the flowers before the hordes arrived.

The flowers are all spectacular and appear to have survived the battering from the weather. The flowers are on display for a month and are planted in such a way that there are constantly fresh blooms appearing. Our early morning guide had told us that the 'show' changes almost daily with flowers dying and fresh ones opening. This weekend marks the midpoint and from all accounts the best showing of the event.

We received a phone call from our mate Bert, he couldn't find a vital aid which had become misplaced during yesterdays crowd in his house. We drove out to his place and using his spare key searched the living room area without luck. On our way out the back door Jenny found the gadget in the laundry. Bert had gone out so we left it on his favourite chair. Being almost totally blind, he can't find anything that isn't in it's correct place.

Back to the caravan to find that some of our neighbours have left and others moved in. Wind is still lazy, cutting through our clothing and chilling our internals.

The afternoon brought a welcome visit by older daughter and her husband. They stayed for some time and it was great to see them again.

A very cold night pending so we retired early.

Posted by greynomadm 06:10 Archived in Australia

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Was great catching up with you guys as well...very relaxing.

by DrTard

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