Yesterday we finally got back to the bois de coulonge, our local park, where they have been hosting the international Mosiaculture floral sculpture festival this summer. I say finally because the show closes this holiday weekend here, in Québec City after a three month run. It will be sad to see it close and I hope that the event returns to us again, next year, because I have to say this was one of the best floral shows I’ve ever seen. We bought a season pass that cost us $50 and allowed us unlimited access, which means we’ve been going back every other week to see the sculptures change with the season and weather. This time around was spectacular compared to that first day the weekend that the show opened—obviously. And we were blessed with great weather each time we did a visit. And while yesterday’s visit was a tad on the chilly side, the sun was shining in a clear blue sky, and everywhere was framed in Fall colours as the trees start their …
… any flower, as long as it’s a chrysanthemum!
We’re just back from a three and half hour walk around the Mosiaculture Floral sculptures fesitval at our local park and now, I have several hundred photos to process and share with you. The park was really crowded as this is the last week it’s open to the public. So, of course, everyone and their mother were there happy snapping along with us. It’s fantastic to see how it’s changed since it first opened at the start of June till now. How the flower beds have matured, and the sculptures themselves have morphed. Which I hope you’ll be able to see in tomorrow’s photo spread. Untill then, here’s a panoramic I took of the St. Lawrance river from the view point in the park … and now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go make myself a strong coffee.
Here are a few more photos taken on our latest trip out to the botanical gardens last weekend. I was surprised how few flowers were out, and just how many had sustained rain-damage. It was a sad, sorry sight, but still, I managed to snap some shots of what colourful flowers were out.
Another glorious day out there, today. A hot, balmy 29 (34 with the humidity factored in) with crystal azure blue skies and no breeze. Perfect for taking photos, she says.
I love these strawflowers not only for their vibrant, bright colour, but because when you dry them out, they all but last forever.