Monday, November 6, 2017

a circus treat

One of the best parts of the fall season around here, is the annual Mum Show.

Tens of thousands of mums, all on display at the Gage Park Greenhouse.

And this year there were many surprises – for we were at the circus!!

It was a miserable wet and windy day when I went, so this magnificent carousel had no riders.

But, inside it was comfortable, 
and there were more carousel horses, games of chance, posters, photos...

Some of the photos definitely looked like a freak show, and it was a little uncomfortable seeing what was on offer as entertainment.

a dancing bear, (but not a real dancing bear, that's cruel)

Of course, JUMBO was there!

and a lion tamer! 

somehow, exclamation marks seem appropriate

and, of course, more thousands of mums

a walk around the greenhouse for Jo's Monday Walk


  1. ...what a show, "The Greatest Show on Earth."

  2. It sounds like a fantastic place to see wonderful color! I admire the artists that can make the animals and other creatures. Great photos.

  3. That's my kind of fun. The elephant in the room is pink and made of flowers!

    1. how can you not love a pink elephant, eh?!
      no hallucination here ;)

  4. What a pretty pink Jumbo, and the lion and his mate are great! My stepdad loved Mums. They were the only flowers he would grow, in his veg garden. Thanks so much :) :)

    1. It is truly astounding how many varieties of mums there are!!


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