This week, Toowoomba hosts the Carnival of Flowers, which is just that - a carnival of flowers in all their spring glory. I went to the Food and Wine Festival on Saturday and didn't get a chance to check out any of the flowers (my priorities on that day included food, wine and beer). So, I headed up the hill again on Sunday to tour the gardens. Here are just some of the flowers out in bloom. I am always so amazed at the variations in flowers. Even though they are often the product of plant breeding, the fact that nature can produce such an array of patterns and colours never fails to blow my mind.