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AussieChick Posted - Jun 13 2021 : 12:16:26 AM
As you walk around our nearest country town of Esk, QLD, you can't help notice the colourful scarves wrapped around the trees in the main street. Not only does it indicate the start of winter, it also serves as an advertisement for our up and coming Garden Festival. It adds a beautiful splash of colour and the locals love it! A dedicated group of women take donated wool and knit the scarves throughout the year ready for installation in time for winter. I couldn't help but share this with my farmgirl friends!!

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AussieChick Posted - Jun 24 2021 : 5:04:14 PM
As promised, here are a few more photos of our yarn-bombed trees in the little Queensland town of Esk. The garden festival was a huge success last Saturday. The trees will remain decorated until the end of winter.

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AussieChick Posted - Jun 15 2021 : 01:19:49 AM
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the yarn-bombing photo! I'm not too sure what they do with the scarves at the end of winter. I believe they reuse them for the following year. They have been doing this project for several years now and they seem to be adding to more trees throughout town each year, so I think they reuse them and just keep the project spreading each winter.
Whilst I think our winters are cold, they certainly are not when compared to the winters we had when we lived in Washington State. Our minimum temperatures will get to about 30 degrees F, but by midday it's usually warmed up to about 60-70 degrees F. Some parts of Southern Australia will get snow, but certainly not up here in Queensland. My American husband misses the yearly ski season. We haven't been skiing for about 10 years now. Most Aussies will fly to New Zealand for good skiing, but COVID has made that somewhat difficult in recent times.
I will endeavour to get some more photos of our colourful trees in the coming week.

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jun 14 2021 : 1:26:44 PM
That is lovely Cindy! Iím curious as well if they get reused. What a wonderful way to bring the community together. Itís these things we remember and cherish.

Red Tractor Girl Posted - Jun 14 2021 : 10:31:45 AM
This is beautiful Cindy!! I also saw this same idea in Iceland when we visited after Christmas one year. On the mail street downtown, there was a wool shop and the trees out front were all wearing hand knitted scarves on their trunks. Some of the other businesses joined in the fun and did the same. It was a perfect winter decorating idea. Your trunk photos have much brighter colors and really stands out. Are your Winters real cold where you are? Your palm type tree reminds me of north Florida where I live and Winter is usually quite mild in comparison to even Georgia above us.

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Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 13 2021 : 5:12:41 PM
I love that Cindy! So festive! Do they by chance reuse these scarves? Perhaps donate to homeless? Our downtown Bend does something similar with hearts all over town during the month of February! Fun!

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Nancy Joplin Posted - Jun 13 2021 : 10:21:52 AM
That's great! I have heard about yarn bombs, but I have never actually seen one! What a good way to advertise an event. Love it!

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YellowRose Posted - Jun 13 2021 : 06:35:55 AM
Oh my Cindy, it's wonderful. When I read your title I was expecting to see strings of yarn hanging from the branches not a work of art.

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