It felt a bit more like a Winter's windy day, but today was the first day of Spring!
Apparently this week a cold front is passing through Perth and next week the weather will start to get warmer again.
Today, the month long Kings Park Spring Festival started, this year celebrating it's 52nd anniversary, while the Botanic Gardens celebrates it's 50th anniversary.
I'll leave you with just a few photos of the hundreds I took.
I'll certainly go back for some of the events planned for this colourful season - music, talks, plants sale, seminars, etc.
|The great Boab dressed in the Aboriginal flag colours|
this eucalypt tree was planted by Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II on her visit to Perth in March 1954, and now it was dressed with a white ball gown, a blue sash, long gloves on two of it's branches and a crown further up the trunk. Cute isn't it?
|The Queens tree with the War Memorial at the end, and further behind you can see a sliver of the Swan River|
|More colourful tree trunks|
|Bracteantha (straw flower)|
The "Bella Umbrellas" is another playful addition adorning the entrance to "Aspects of Kings Park" gift shop, right next to the Visitor's Information centre.