It was a gorgeously sunny morning as I ambled leisurely through Warwick, QLD checking out the outrageously cheerful tree jumpers made for the annual Jumpers and Jazz Festival.
You really can’t help but smile as you see all the fanciful decorations and admire the incredible work that went into each tree.
The whole town feels happy and bright even as winter winds toss the branches and send stuffed chickens and handmade dolls bobbing and twirling.
Nearly everywhere you walk you’re serenaded by live jazz music performed my local musicians and bands that have traveled here from far and wide. It’s absolutely fantastic and makes even the most mundane of errands feel downright festive.
I can’t begin to fathom all the hours that have gone into knitting these tree jumpers (aka sweaters), but I’m so glad for all those clever folks who knuckled down and made them. They’re gorgeous.
When a live band started playing near the city park, I found an empty bench warmed beautifully by the sun and sat down to a scrumptious (and medical diet appropriate!) lunch: venison burger, green beans with lemon pepper, and potatoes with roasted garlic. I leaned back and closed my eyes feeling the glorious sun on my face as the music played and the wind sent the palm fronds dancing.
If you’re in Warwick this weekend, be sure to take in as many jazz performances as possible while you check out the lively markets in the park.
Do you have an annual festival that you like to go to?