A September trip to Canberra would not be complete (at least for our family) without a visit to Floriade. Floriade is an annual festival that celebrates the coming of spring. I just love the beauty of the flowers that are the epitome of the Floriade celebrations! The air still holds a coolness to it & the floral scent just fills the air! It is such a delight to the senses & makes for a fun (& free) family day. We always try to make sure a Canberra trip is on the calendar sometime in the month (mid-Sept to mid-Oct) that Floriade is on!
The first time we visited Floriade, I did not even know I was pregnant until a few days later. I did know that I was oh, so tired though - surprise - twins were on the way! Now look at this crazy pair!
We have a photo from a Floriade visit years ago when the twins were only about one in front of a flowerbed similar to this some flowers. We tried to re-enact the scene!
He's so tall now...and growing all the time. I have to look up to him (this is the angle I see him from these days) - our Zai really is a young man now ( & takes on the responsibilities of such as well)!
Eli decided to follow some ducks, which is no surprise as his love & enthusiasm for birds is well known in our family. He would spend all his time outside bird watching if he were allowed. In fact I find myself interested in birds more & more because of this boy's great love!
He even took his video camera, which is filled with bird pictures!
And Ellie had her camera too! - I'm not sure who they take after with their love for capturing images....
Jud led us along a random path and we found a maze made out of bamboo! It was so fun to explore!
At one point, there was a beautiful arch-way of fairy lights. How I would have loved to have seen this in the night time!
And of all the things to capture their interest, the boys ( & Dave) found the remains of a half decayed bat most interesting.....males...???!!!???
Another beautiful trip to Floriade!