Sunday, March 07, 2010

Philadelphia Flower Show Recap: Part 1

I have been hestitating about posting my Philadelphia Flower Show pictures this year because, to be painfully honest, they were crap pictures. At the end of the day I had taken 158 pictures, and I was so excited to download them and see what I could put on the blog.  I downloaded them when we got home and was so disappointed in them I couldn't even look at them for a few days. I am not sure what happened - I had my camera set for indoor lighting (the show was in a big conference center and most exhibits had supplemental lighting), but anything more than 5 - 7 feet away turned out blurry.

Consider yourself forewarned... here are some of my pictures:

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The theme of this year's show was 'Passport to the World' and participants covered all areas of the world and some made up places, too.

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Yeah, whatever Mom. Take the picture.

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This was just so weird I had to take a picture - the lilies were frozen in blocks of ice, and they were actively melting into a pool underneath.

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One hell of a table setting

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Orchids - the one thing I have no problem taking pictures of!

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From the Thailand exhibit

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Japan

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The treehouse Willow wanted us to put in our backyard

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Hyacinths

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Tulips

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And irises, oh my! Okay, I know that is not the typical shot of irises, but they were so clustered together that the effect from above was beautiful.

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Mini-boxes - each of these scenes is built into a box that is only a foot square.

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Papayas - I have to say, until that moment, I had no eartly clue how a papaya grows - now I know.

The pictures aren't all horrible - and I will post some more more tomorrow, but I was just expecting so much more. The show was fabulous and I was dazzled by all the colours and blooms and smells - it's just that I don't feel I captured it they way I wanted.

3 comments:

Mel R said...

Gorgeous! What a cool show!

Bezzie said...

I went to the NJ flower show last year...it obviously wasn't as cool as Philly's, but I wish I had gone this year after seeing your pictures!

Zonda said...

Sorry about the ones that didn't come out. However, these are awesome pictures!!