I made the weekly trip to my hometown of Toowoomba (Australia) yesterday. It was a public holiday for the observation of Australia Day, so took advantage of the opportunity to go and spend some time with my ageing Mum. While there I visited Toowoomba’s Queen’s Park, a large tract of land close to the inner city, that was transformed many decades ago into a beautiful location full of many varieties of advanced age trees and shrubs. Annually in September, the city hosts its world-renowned Carnival of Flowers, which sees an amazing assortment of flowering plants on show. Even now, 5 months later, the gardens are still blazing with colour.
I took a number of photos, and this sunflower is one of my favourites. Sadly, just as I took the shot, the wind blew and the top was missed, but I still love it. The variations in colour of its leaves reminded me again of the versatility of sunflowers.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 🙂