Monday, October 31, 2016

mums on parade

It is time for the annual Mum Show in Hamilton where 0ver 200 varieties of chrysanthemums hold a party at the Gage Park Greenhouse
and the theme this year is Mardi Gras




the sun was shining a little too brightly through the greenhouse windows as we strolled down the streets of New Orleans
there were beads draped around the mums, and made of mums
I have done beaded jewellery, and it could not possibly compare to the painstaking work to put these floral beads together
and then there were the masks... 
murals of flowery masks




as well as masks nestled in flowers
and what is New Orleans without music and dancing
or the courtly jester or the trickster crow
(as a side note, there are many thousands entertaining crows over New Orleans
and thousands are entertained by the soccer team called the New Orleans Jesters)

The jesters were also on parade to help identify the many different varieties of mums that you could never find in your neighbourhood nursery or garden centre


a short diversion for the fall garden lovers for Jo's Monday Walks 
check out the 'Mum Show' links in the tags for previous years versions.
also part of Travel Tuesday

11 comments:

  1. Totally fabulous! I'd have loved to be there :) Thanks for a brilliant share, Violet. Happy Halloween!

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    1. the show is always spectacular, but this year there were also more workshops and talks, and even a 'pancake tuesday' in the little cafe.

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    1. and yet, spread it far and wide so everyone knows!

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  3. Creativity is amazing--someone had a super plan.

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  4. What lovely colours and shots.

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  5. Wow, that's really something else. How beautiful!

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