Every year Toowoomba celebrates spring by holding the Carnival of Flowers. This is something I have been wanting to see for years. So this year I was determined to see the parade and was not disappointed.
The route of the parade was crowded with folk from the very young to the very old.....and what did Toowoomba do this year....it surprised us with a wonderful warm and sunny day with temperatures predicted up to 27deg.C. and I am sure it reached that figure.
Because my camera is still in transit I did not manage to take photos but have put a link above to the Carnival website. These are some pics from last year of those who were again in the parade.
I just loved the stilt walkers who were dressed in beautiful costumes, the bands were rousing, and the floats a credit to their makers. There were flowers everywhere.
Many different characters were there to entertain the children, from the smurfs, to the invaders from star wars. The various charity organisations were also represented.
The children round me thoroughly enjoyed it and it was wonderful to see the joy in their little faces every time something else exciting came along.
By the time the last of the floats were approaching it was time for me to start moving my poor feet which were by this time burning and calling out to be on the move.
I thought after standing round in the heat for 2 hours I deserved a reward so headed for some airconditioning and treated myself lunch at McDonalds....a very rare event. Well with all the little kids in town surely the big kids could have some enjoyment too.