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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday / Decorating the Floats for the Rose Parade

I went to Pasadena today to view the float decorating for the Rose Parade on New Years Day.  There are 2 locations where the decorating is taking place and I visited both.  Wow!  Buckets and buckets of flowers were arriving and volunteers were preparing them to be placed onto the floats.  There was a lot of scaffolding, ladders, and other tools to create the most beautiful sight you can imagine!  The decorations are all natural...seeds, grasses, beans and, of course, flowers galore.   I watched a lot of seeds being placed today.  The flowers will be abundant tomorrow.  I hope to return tomorrow to see the progress continue.  The floats will be rolled out onto Orange Grove Avenue Thursday evening in preparation for the parade on New Years morning.


I have to stop somewhere!  Flowers and more flowers...flowers everywhere!  Heaven!


Outdoor Wednesday

10 comments:

sunnymama said...

Beautiful! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous. :)

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Is that not the most amazing thing to see all those flowers! It must be breath taking, and I can't imagine the work involved in making those floats! Thanks for a bit of behind the scenes! Very interesting. If you go back tomorrow I ope you share more pics with us! Have a wonderful 2010! And Happy New Year! Sherri

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Thank you for the behind the scenes look of preparations for the Rose Bowl parade. That is a LOT of flowers!

eileeninmd said...

What a cool post, I love all the flowers. Happy New Years.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh, I miss seeing this each year, so thanks for bringing this year's preparations to my end of the world. When I first saw the box of pink carnations they reminded me of cupcakes, lol. Have a wonderful time if you get to go back. I always loved going and seeing the floats on display afterwards.

Happy New Year and Happy Rose Bowl Parade, I'll be watching.

Joops said...

Beautiful flowers!

My Outdoor post, happy new year!

cherry said...

I would love to see all of this in person.. Thank you for sharing.
My 2010 be filled with beauty and blessings for you and yours. hugs, Cherry

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. I have seen the Rose Bowl floats in person. It makes one feel speechless because it is so beautiful. I would love to go see the process beforehand like you just did. Thank you for sharing this event.
Joyce M

Stine in Ontario said...

OH! That sounds like so much fun to see the work in progress. I'll think of you when I watch the parade on TV.

I wish you all the best in 2010!

Helena said...

Gorgeous flowers! We watch the parade on TV every year. It's nice to see the behind the scenes pictures to go with the floats.

All the best for the new year!
Lena