If you’re anywhere near my vintage, you remember the immortal classic, Tip Toe Through The Tulips by Tiny Tim. Sung in a high, shrill voice and accompanied by the ukulele, it was a song that became popular despite itself with lines that you just couldn’t forget.
Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I’ll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me
Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
With the temperatures pushing upwards and the days becoming longer I decided to take a mid-week minivaccay and do some of my own tippy toeing through the tulips. Every spring, our nation’s capital, Canberra hosts a major garden event, Floriade. Commonwealth Park comes alive with carpets of tulips in a myriad of colours. The flowers are planted to create designs which can be viewed from up high in a ferris wheel.
The festival runs for a month and includes various activities such as gnome painting, circus training, music, wine tasting and eating. It signifies the coming of the warmer months and is a celebration of the good times ahead.
Below are some of my photos from Floriade which I hope convey the colours and the visuals of the display. It was a wonderful day in the sun, filled with warmth and the beauty of good friends and nature.
Wishing you all a bloomin’ wonderful weekend!