Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Springtime in San Miguel

The Garden Club of San Miguel hosted a flower show with Spring (Primavera) being the theme that inspired the members to create their colorful arrangements.  The show was in the Municipal building right off the jardin (the main plaza).  Admission was free.
My Mom and I checked it out while my Dad sat in the jardin checking out all the people.  We were impressed with the Mexican wood birdcage that was filled with live plants and brightly colored chicken eggs.
This display was of the Parade of the Locos (lunatics) which is always a wild, big, colorful procession that goes on and on and on.
The paper mache torso was interesting with it floral and bird decorations along with the fresh flowers at the top.
There was a certain order and serenity to this display with the candles and Santo amongst the purple Agapanthus and lime green Bells of Ireland.
The paper mache head with the bright green base and the colorful adorned head just made me smile.
Jim, one of the owner's of Camino Silvestre, created a beautiful arrangement with Calla Lilies, Lisianthus, roses, Bells of Ireland and trailing ivy along with two of their hand blown glass hummingbird feeders.  That afternoon, I went into their shop and bought two just like that (one for me and one for a hostess gift).
It was a nice little show and well attended.  People were asked to judge which arrangement best portrayed spring.  Unfortunately, I did not find out who received the most votes.
I would have loved to had created an arrangement too.  Maybe next year....

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