Thursday, December 31, 2009

Weekend Reflections / Rose Parade Cars


I returned to watch the float decorations yesterday.  It was a thrill to see how far the volunteers had progressed!  It seemed impossible to meet the 4:00 deadline for today, but, when they work around the clock that deadline is never missed.  The beauty just can't be described in words or even photos, but, I will give it my best shot.  I have a lot of photos to post, so I will begin here with the reflections I found on the official cars of the parade.  These are antique cars that will carry the those honored by the Tournament of Roses Committee.

Weekend Reflections

19 comments:

Quilt Works said...

This is so much fun to see! I have never seen a float decorated in person before!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Gorgeous! Very creative way to capture the beauty of the parade. That last shot with the flowers and the lemons against the headlight is simply stunning.

James said...

That sounds like a really fun and interesting time. What a great place to find a reflection. I really like these Rose Parade photos.

sunnymama said...

The flowers are gorgeous! The last shot especially is an awesome reflection picture. :)

Martha in PA said...

Gorgeous. What a neat thing to be able to experience!


I wish for you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Weekend Reflections

Rinkly Rimes said...

The headlight and he foliage complement each other.

Carol said...

Beautiful and creative shots, Carolyn. And great reflections...

Julie said...

Such beauty it is that only lasts such a short time in reality but forever in reflection.

I wish you a happy and healthy journey into twenty ten.

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures of the float. Very special on those antique cars.

awarewriter said...

Very nice shots of some great old cars. I've never seen the parade in person -- must be awesome. Thanks for your visit and nice comments. Happy New Year

PS -- My wife is watching the mummers parade on TV this afternoon.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the cars and flowers for the parade.

Serendipity said...

Great shots, those flowers are beautiful. Happy new year :)

Woody said...

Neat idea! I love the flowers on the old cars. Beautiful!

Happily Retired Gal said...

It's been DECADES since I've visited Pasadena before or after the parade to see the amazing floats in person, but I have fond memories of such trips with my family. I enjoyed all your photos but the last is my favorite because of the headlight reflections with the lovely yellow flowers. Happy New Year to you and yours ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

mbkatc230 said...

These are beautiful photos! Great, creative place to find reflections. I love the contrast of the colorful flowers against the shiny black paint, beautiful! Kathy

Helena said...

These are wonderful photos!

quilly said...

The best smelling parade of them all! I am always in awe of the art than can be created with flowers.

wenn said...

awesome!

KMOYMAMA said...

You got great shots! Really wonderful!