Monday, March 1, 2010

The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz

On this day, the first of Autumn, the sun is shining, yet the air is cool. The warmth of summer seems past, yet this could rapidly change. There are winds blowing so strongly we dodge sticks and twigs as we walk our familiar path. Eee bends down to pick up a few in her way and tosses them aside into the "garden" as she calls the roadside plantings. We all wear jackets to warm our bidies as we wander outside in the cool of the morning. Welcome Autumn, we see you are here. Now we will take our time to watch the leaves as they turn, such a delight.

Autumn is the season of festivals in Adelaide. Last year we enjoyed the Fringe Family Day, this year, the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

We enjoyed our first Ferris Wheel ride as a family together.

Ess delighted in this Chair-o-plane ride despite that fact that Daddy thought it would be too fast for her. I was quietly confident.

And some live puppetry at The Puppet Palace - Pigs in Wigs is the story of The Three Little Pigs from the perspective of the wolf. You know all he wanted to do was bake a cake for his little old granny and needed to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbourly pigs...or perhaps they weren't quite so neighbourly.

The only things we missed out on seeing was Amococo. We didn't know it was there and when we finally wandered over to explore the last tickets of the day had already been sold. It's "an inflatable luminarium by UK company Architects of Air of labyrinthine tunnels and soaring domes. A walk-through sculpture inspired by natural geometry" and it looks fascinating...we will definitely be back to visit.


Millie said...

This sounds like an exciting time for you and the family. It's strange to think that as we're longing for spring, you're headed into Autumn.


Dear Cee,

this looks like a great adventure for you all. It seems as if you have loads of great things in every season, I remember the Christmas Parade, now this, I'm excited what will be coming within the next seasons.

I have been to a similar thing "Amococo", it was fun though.

Big hug, Nina

Cee said...

Hi Millie and Nina Yes it is a fun time of the year for us. It is lovely to be able to participate in the community in this way and to enjoy the cooling weather. Hope it is warming for you - we down under are used to thinking of you all over there in opposite seasons I think. It is nice to think of others looking forward to something we have just enjoyed.

Things might get quieter for us Nina over the winter months but we will then enjoy seeing your summer adventures.

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