Thursday, March 7, 2013

A few sights around the Philadelphia Flower Show

London Plaza with a look-alike Big Ben.  

 The home page of the show is right here.





















The Crown Jewels are all made of some kind of plant material.  The Throne is covered with red roses as you can see.





To me these long strands of pearls remind me of the old photos of Queen Mary.

(photo of Queen Mary found online)


Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

That's me taking a picture of Her Majesty.  She was very nice to pose for me and was as still as a statue.

The next several days I will have several posts from the show.  We took lots and lots of photos.

21 comments:

Kay said...

Fantastic photos, Denise. I can just imagine what fun this must have been for you!!!

Leave It To Davis said...

This was in Philadelphia, Pa? What a wonderful surpise for you, being that you are English, to find all this at an American flower show!!!! That is, if that is where you were....and wow, oh wow!!! Aren't they all just amazing and awesome and beautiful???!!! Thanks so much for sharing these works of flower art with all of us! I am truly amazed at what talented people can create!

Cezar and Léia said...

Outstanding decoration and creative ideas with flowers!Wonderful pictures dear Denise, thanks for sharing the details of this special Philadelphia Flower Show!
hugs
Léia

The Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful day. Thanks for inviting us along - though I have seen more flattering portraits of Queen Elizabeth. Quite recognisable - just not flattering.

Valerie said...

Great pictures, Denise, especially the one of you and your camera and the Queen. The arrangement of pearls on the Queen Mary model was very good, so like the way she used to dress.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, this flower show was perfect for you to see. The displays and flowers are gorgeous. I wonder if the Queen would like the show too? The roses are gorgeous and my favorite.

Minoru Saito said...

Beautiful captures! Very gorgeous too!
Wishing you a wonderful day.

Roy Norris said...

Lovely roses Denise, but the crown looks like a large red cauliflower{:))

Jane and Chris said...

You must have been in your element!
Jane x

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What a monumental exhibit! And thanks so much for sharing here, since I don't get to great flower shows any more...and your feet got to do the walking!

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your queen shot. :) awesome displays.

Lui said...

Denise, that looks like an awesome show! We had flower shows like that but its at the northern part in our country and I missed it this year. I always wondered how they kept the flowers fresh ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I've heard so many nice things about this flower show! I should really get to it some year.

A Scattering said...

What a breath of fresh air - we're still buried in snow so any flowers help lift the winter blues.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---it's no wonder that you all go back to that show each year. It is fabulous! WOW!!!! I can only imagine how happy you were to see "Her Majesty" there!!!!

Looking forward to more of your photos..
Hugs,
Betsy

Gina Gao said...

These look really amazing! I liked this post very much.

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imac said...

Beautiful shots also love your Header too.

Debbie said...

awesome images denise, it looks wonderful. i go every year, and each year i became more and more dissapointed with the show, less flowers and huge crowds.

this year it looks very special and colorful and now i regret not going. looks like you had a great day!! keep those pictures coming!!

George said...

What a marvelous show! The floral decorations are amazing. It was nice of the queen to pose for you.

gigihawaii said...

I love this show. Beautifully captured, Denise.

Linda Gross said...

I can see why you attended the flower show, with London being the main exhibit. I think I remember you attending this flower show another year. Wonderful pictures so far; looking forward to seeing more.