Thursday, 9 August 2012

Battle of the Flowers

There is an unbelievable amount of creativity and talent in Jersey, and it's showcased every year in the annual Battle of the Flowers procession.



The blue skies and seafront of St Helier were the perfect backdrop for the parade...




Which was an amazing spectacle of floats, made entirely of flowers. 

There were some large snails...



Pirate ships...


Gnomes...



Animals...




An Indian elephant...



A bit of Moulin Rouge...


And check out this floral Big Ben!




It really was a sight to behold and a wonderful atmosphere to boot, with old and young alike enjoying the festivities :-)



In other news, there has been some quilting progress; I am currently starting the quilting for the quilt for my friend Sarah.  The backing arrived in the post on Tuesday, and hand quilting is well under way.  But more about that and photos in the next post.

I hope you are all enjoying the sun and watching the olympics!



3 comments:

  1. Wow what amazing flowery floats.
    I love that Elephant one.
    Cant wait to see your quilting.
    We are still loving the Olympics, although I have so far missed all the BMXing which is one of my faves.
    xxxx

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  2. thanks for sharing.

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