Sunday, January 4, 2009

Today's Flowers - Showcase of Floats

My post this week is about the flowers on the floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Every year you're able to view the floats as they're being decorated and also after the parade as they're lined up on the streets. I love going not only to see the floats but because it's a photographer's paradise if you love flowers.


There were 44 floats this year and before I knew it I had taken over 600 photos. It will be difficult narrowing down which pictures to share with you.








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27 comments:

George said...

The floats in the parade were absolutely gorgeous, but so are your pictures. How did you decide which to share? I think I'd want to show them all!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks George! Mostly it was just some of the first ones I pulled up. By then I'd already had too many to even look any further.
LOL! I want to post them all too because I really did get some magnificent shots I feel I can't share... at least not now.
:-(

Evita said...

Hi!

Wow these are amazing!!!It always amazes me when I see works of art like this what beauty and creativity we humans are capable of.

Very beautifully photographed by you!!!

June said...

It must be something to see in person! Great shots all...

2sweetnsaxy said...

Evita - Thank you. I am truly amazed by the creativity of others too which is why I enjoy the floats each year.
:-)

June - It really is something else to see in person. It may be the last year I go. The number of people attending is starting to get overwhelming. Still, I think those flowers will call me each year. :-)

Darla said...

I didn't see your name on the meme list. Great photos! We watched the parade on T.V. outstanding the things they do with the flowers!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Darla - It is amazing what they do with these floats. Thanks about my name not on the list. I posted early and forgot to go back and check. :-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos.........

Gill in Canada

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful! It's nice to see the floral work on the floats "up close." Thanks for sharing these photos; I look forward to seeing others, when you're ready to share.

Norm said...

wow! they are all fabulous so beautiful, I love all of them.

kayleen said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful. I can imagine myself taking 600 photos too! Will look forward to seeing more.

Naturegirl said...

I'm sure the floats were a photographers delight! I can smell the fragrance through cyberspace!

Aisha said...

It must be a wonderful experience to see the parade in real. Those flowers look so stunning!

Carletta said...

To watch them on TV for years and think how they must look and then to see them here through your lens is awesome.
Excellent images!!!

Leora said...

These are fabulous, the real and the man-made. A lovely show!

Gaelyn said...

The captures, flowers and floats are all amazing. I watched it on TV. How lucky for you to see them in the works.

Natural Moments said...

Nice choice to post about. There must have been an infinite amount of varieties of flowers to photograph. The one's you chose are just beautiful. Nicely captured. It must have been a lot of fun.

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful! This "Todays Flowers" is just what I needed.

Napaboaniya said...

These floats are lovely, each and everyone is an art by itself :)
Lovely!

Barbara said...

Spectacular colors. Love it
Smiles B

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Only 600? LOL!! I know how that feels and do the same thing 2sweetnsaxy. But there are still 360 days left pf this year so lots of time to show us the others. :)

These are fantastic!!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Sweetsaxi

Fantastic and wordless series of flowers!
Marvelous music also!
Lovely your blog!
Hope you have a Happy 2009!

Luiz

Ps>My father was a great saxophonist!

Amanda said...

Such a lucky girl to shoot and smell all those flowers. You must live close to me (I am 20mins from South Pasadena)unless you were visiting. The Gerbers in the first shot are my faves.

Mary said...

Wow...wow...wow! These are so wonderul! Evey one of these photos is gorgeous. Our big screen TV went caput right before new years, so I had to squint at them on a small screen TV we have and it was so hard to see the beautiful floats. Must be wonderful to be right there with them!

Amanda said...

Oh Geez,
I am in Sunland Tujunga just west of Pasadena and close to Descanso, in fact the Wagon shot for scenic was taken there!We are close

magiceye said...

wow! so pretty and beautiful!! lovely!!

Arija said...

A wonderful post of beautiful fresh and man made flowers, a real treat.