This month, I thought it would be nice to take a photographic journey around some of the most interesting parks in Toowoomba. And, believe it or not, Toowoomba has quite a few parks that our trustworthy, talented gardeners tend to every day, so they look just right for our visitors and so they are ready for the opening of the September - Carnival of Flowers.
Now because our gardeners look after over a 100 gardens across the Downs, it is far too big an assignment for me to cover in one foul sweep. So I might do a series. Anyhow, here are some really interesting statues I found hidden in the Scented Gardens.
I have to say, I was totally blown away by the number of statues available at the Scented Garden. I counted over 30 statues, but these were my favourites. The attention to detail is just superb and proportionally, each statue stands about three quarters the actual size of a female figure. Centrally place among the falling autumn leaves, these little ladies are very much worth viewing, on a crisp winter morning. The lighting is just great, then!
Among the ladies however, this one really captured my attention as the statue sort of grows out of the dead of leaves.
I don't know how old or how long these statues have existed at the gardens, but I do know they have been here for many years. I remember as a kid, dad would bring me to the parks on various photo shoots and I'd be in my element tossing the leaves about the winter fog. Those were the days when the rains came in the winter months - not much of that happening lately.
This young fellow stands beneath a huge growth of trees, as you enter the Gardens - not far from the tiered iron sculptures that house beds of hanging flowers in the summer months. Yes, they are pretty empty at the moment, but come summer, he'll be in his element among the blossoms. For the time being, this fellow is rugged up for the winter and I don't see him going anywhere fast. :)