I didn't post most of the images from my trip to Toowoomba for the flower festival and some of them were interesting. Like the number of the platform at the Railway Museum. Even Muggles could see this one. (This was from my second visit, my husband was miffed that I hadn't taken him so I had to do the trip again.)
There was also our breakfast stop at the Picnic Point Lookout and the surrounding gardens.
It was a very hazy day.
And all the tables in the park were taken with people who had brought their own breakfast.
I realised that I had never seen 'Xanthorrhoea plants" in flower before. There are just there in the bush.
But on this day they were in full bloom and the parrots were feasting. I am told they are rich in nectar.
There were lots of tulips at this years display.
I always look out for that one flower that comes up as a mixture of the two colours. And there it was.
They also had a display of vintage cars and the wonderful old bus was back working again.
After our breakfast we headed up to Laurel Bank Park to have morning tea at the Croquet Club. Being that time of year there were warning signs all over the place.
But the morning tea was wonderful and there were very few spare tables. They had even put out plastic sets of chairs and tables for the extra customers.
All the old wooden sets were quickly filled. (It rather looks like a scene from an Agatha Christie Movie!)
There was a new recipe for the scone but they were still good and there were proper china cups and plates. The only plastic was for the jam and cream.
And every table had that vase of flowers.
The park was full of children, on school holidays, and visitors and music and flowers. The bees were very happy.
Again, there were lots of tulips.
And native flowers as well.
Every older woman had an ipad and a pleased smile on their face.
But the prize for best dressed had to go to this dog.
What a lovely way to welcome spring.