Sunday, 20 March 2011

Begonia Festival

I've been to the Begonia festival every year I've been in Ballarat and it never fails to make me happy.  The conservatory is warm and  peaceful, full of outrageously over-the-top flowers and their admirers.

No noise, quiet conversation. Many, many cameras.

When the sunlight falls on them, the flowers glow.

The flowers are huge - they need wire supports to hold their heads up properly.

The first year I was very superior and I didn't think I'd stay long looking at hot house flowers, but I was charmed by the work and love that goes into this three day extravaganza and by the pleasure it gives.
Now I'm a begonia lover.

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