Thursday, December 30, 2010

Community Photo Challenge (white), Today's Flowers & Scenic Sunday - Buckets of White Roses

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These buckets of white roses were waiting to be placed on various Rose Parade floats yesterday.
I drove over to Pasadena to watch, once again, the decorating.
It is Thursday night...the judging is tomorrow morning...the parade is Saturday morning.
and...these roses were still in buckets yesterday late afternoon...
they will finish, they always do!

...and more white roses...

...and more white roses...

There were buckets of flowers of all kinds and colors, but...I LOVE white roses!
I can't wait to see the finished floats on New Years morning...Happy New Year to all of you!

The theme is "white."

41 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

The roses are absolutely beautiful, there is something special about white roses.

Happy New Year!
Judy

Martha Z said...

What a treat! In spite of growing up in West Hollywood I have never been to the parade or watched the float preparation. The aroma in the work areas must have been heavenly.
Happy New Year, Carolyn!

maiaT said...

Gorgeous, how beautiful these snow white roses are.
I wish you and your loved ones much joy and happiness in the new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!

James said...

Wow! They are so beautiful! I've never been to the rose parade but I bet it's a good time.

Happy New Year!

Woody said...

I don't think I've ever seen that many white roses, they are beautiful. Amazing how many flowers they use on those floats. I'd like to watch the parade in person some day.

Denise said...

Your photos are magical Carolyn. Happy New Year!

RuneE said...

Flowers as white as snow :-)

A Happy New Year to you and your family!

kmoyama said...

These white roses are really beautiful. They stand out beautifully against the dark background. I also like how you focused on them. Wonderful bokeh and capture! Happy New Year! I am back on the Bloggers.

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely shots of the roses. What a treat to see them decorating the floats. Happy Nnew Year

Becky Chalet said...

Pretty roses, beautiful in white. Thanks for visiting, Happy New Year!

WhatKarenSees said...

Just found your blog and love your images. These white roses are lovely. Better than seeing white snow! It is so fun to see what inspires fellow photographers. I am 'following' you and will visit again soon, and I invite you to visit me too!

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous photos
of gorgeous roses....
lovely year to you~

michael bird said...

Neat photo op, going to the back stage of the Rose Bowl parade. Imagine the real thing is pretty special as well. (Btw, looked for your link at Blogger's Community Photo Challenge - not showing up. Think I'll accept the challenge...) Happy New Year, Carolyn.

michael bird said...

It's showing up now. Mine, too.

West Side of Straight said...

A great photo - love the all white roses!!!!!

MariesImages said...

I LOVE white roses! These are all beautiful images!!

Tricia said...

Ohhh sooo beautiful! So white & so so so beautiful! =)

Rick said...

Great shots Carolyn - love the dof you used !

Ellen said...

White is my favorite color roses too! These are luscious.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Oh, I love those white roses. Very beautiful post. Mmmmm, so pretty!

Randi said...

Wow...I love white roses and your photos are wonderful!

kanak7 said...

i agree there's something special about white roses. Lovely pictures!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Some day I am going to get to Pasadena at New Years. My wife can stay home because she never wants to travel over the holiday.

The roses look fabulous.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

PRETTY FLOWERS
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/01/your-dreams-come-true/

EG Wow said...

Beautiful whites! How nice that you got to watch!

chubskulit said...

Such a pretty bloom!

My Entry, happy new year!

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous! these remind me of a bride's bouquet.

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-flowers-22.html

nancy said...

Pretty roses. LOve the white.
Have a good day.
Happy New Year.
Nanct

Pat'sAdditon said...

How lucky to see the floats. I've always wanted to do that. I had a sorority sister from Pasadena who worked on them (back in the day).

Vasi said...

Cea mai frumoasa poza de azi.Felicitari!
La multi ani!

Arija said...

I love white roses too. I hope these were scented.

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas fotos de rosas brancas! Feliz ano novo!

Francisca said...

Just lovely, Carolyn!

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I could just sit and look at these photos for hours...Seriously stunning.

Debbie W said...

Perfect white roses...beautiful!

gina said...

beautiful white roses! the lil seal above would be perfect for the white entry as well. love him!! :)

sunflowerkat321 said...

They're beautiful! They really stand out against that dark background.

artiss garden said...

I love white flowers

Rose~* said...

Lovely photo - I can almost smell them from here!

Clyde said...

So pure and you have portrayed them beautifully. I wish I had smell-o-vision.

Rjet33 said...

I love roses, period, any color. They are my most favorite flower. These are lovely!

Happy New Year!

Susan