Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Silvan Tulip Festival

Up in the Dandenong Mountains east of Melbourne lies Silvan, a sleepy little farming village that specializes in flowers. Lucky for me, they have a festival every year and open their doors to those who would like to tiptoe through their tulips...

And it appears that I am not the only one.

The fields were beautiful, the colors were amazing and the crowds were out of control. Tour buses packed the parking lot, free range children were hopping through rows of tulips and harried parents were chasing as fast as their shutter-speeds would allow.

Still, quite the photo op.

Richard, Dee and I made the trip up midday and spent most of the afternoon enjoying the scenery. As we made our way back to the city, we veered off course and went to the top of Mt. Dandenong for the view. A bit hazy, but you can still sort of see downtown in the distance. It was a nice little walk, anyway.

Feeling saturated with Dandenong nature, we headed back down to the city, and more importantly to the television set, as Richard will be watching the rugby final promptly at 7.

Vocab of the Day
Full on: intense.

The crowds at the wine tasting tents today were full on, especially in the afternoon.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Tulips are my favorite! They look beautiful.