Sunday, October 4, 2009

Summer is already here!

When I hear Floriade, I know that summer is just around the corner. Flowers are blooming and the cold is cover. Today is the start of daily savings time in Sydney and I love how DST this year is earlier than usual. Although summer officially starts in Dec 1, as far as I'm concerned, it is already summer!

Now to back to Floriade ... In spring, Canberra, the nation's capital hosts a display of over a million (yes, a million!) stunning bulbs, annuals and other plant varieties. A majority of these though is tulips, one of my favorite flowers! 

If you're wondering, the name Floriade, comes from the Latin word floriat, which means to design with flowers.

So 2 weeks ago, we had a short trip to Canberra (it's about 2  1/2 hrs drive from Sydney) to witness the spectacular display of tulips and blooms. This year, the Floriade 2009 theme is mind, body and spirit.

Australia's biggest flower festival did it again. What an amazing display of flowers!

1 comment:

Michele said...

Tulips are my favorite! what lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! Fall is apon us here and most of the flowers are gone, it feels like winter here today!