I was going to skip this contest. I didn't know the theme, but that was my plan... until I saw it was Australian Cities. I had to represent beautiful Toowoomba, so here is my depiction of the lush flower gardens we're so known for. Each September there is a city-wide Carnival of Flowers. People flock in from outer cities (think leaf-watching in the States) and visit the festival-themed flowerscapes as well as individual home entries to win prizes. There are big tents in Queen's park with wine and food. It's pretty spectacular.
Of course I had to add in the Magpies. They can be heard all day long. Early wakers and avid talkers, their chit-chat and trills are lovely.
Here is my depiction of Toowoomba.
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