Wednesday, August 30, 2006
bananas, pumpkins and pineaples
Just a few shots from this year's Brisbane exhibition locally known as the "Ekka". I chatted to the man on the banana display and he was saying that banana prices should be down to $5 a kilo by december (for overseas friends our banana prices have nearly tripled in price since cyclone Larry ealier this year) It was a great show this year and I think they had record attendances, the weather was certainly pefect for it. The three pumpkin prize winners are pictured, and although the orange one looks smaller it was the heaviest at 117 kilos. Larraine was unable to go this year so I took lots of shots and she was able to enjoy a slide show on the computer. I rounded off the day having a nice chat to a retired farmer and his wife from Warwick. It's very refreshing to talk to country people they are so open and friendly I find.