Not looking too promising, Weatherzone had suggested 13 degrees celcius and 50% chance of showers.
First thought after arrival, was to pick up a coffee and enjoy that fabulous burst of caffeine and wrapping cold hands snugly around a hot takeaway container. At the same time, enjoying the bounty of pretty flowers everywhere. Then it started spitting (rain from the clouds above), but briefly at first. Then some sunshine, and time for photos.
More rain again later, and people seeking shelter inside a couple of halls that had been set up with craft and pickles, chutney and marmalade stalls, devonshire morning-teas, and lunches. It was much warmer in there to wait it out.
Yellow Present Parrot
And, wouldn't you know, that I'd see a Red Wattlebird, and Crimson Rosella's close, really close, after I'd put my camera into my backpack because it was showering. Before that, I'd had it hanging around my neck (ready for action!).
According to the brochure, 2013 marked the event of the 150th birthday of the townships of both Bowral and Moss Vale. It took twelve gardeners nine days to plant the bulbs here and throughout the region, towards the end of April. The bulbs had come from Tasmania and Victoria; 110,000 of them had been ordered from two separate suppliers.
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