Monday, March 2, 2009

Bella Italia

My parents and the dog came for a visit this weekend to go see the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year, the theme is "Bella Italia" and bella is the perfect word to describe what we saw.

Another word to describe it would be overcrowded, but I guess that's to be expected when you go on opening day. Anyhow, I got to test out the new camera and am pretty pleased with the way some of my shots came out. Keep in mind, I'm just graduating from a Spiderman disposable .....

What would an Italian themed flower show be without a pizza made from flowers?

Lots of displays with a fashion theme

I'm a freak for orange and warm lighting, so naturally this caught my eye.

I loved this centerpiece because it was made mostly with vegetables. Not that I'm a big vegetable freak, but it was pretty and unusual.

A display of purses

I took about a zillion pictures of this fashion display. They had dresses, hats (you can kinda see some of them to the right), shoes and purses. Simply stunning.

Made from leaves and vines. (My hair looks like this when it's windy out.)

Outdoor dining space. ahhhh

I have no idea what exactly this is, but it looked very cool. All of the stems were resting in water bottles.

The Atlantis display. Lots of mermaids and this guy.

This big gondola exhibit was in a display near the entrance. Beautiful, but the best was yet to come.


This is my favorite pic. The colors make me want to do the worm across the floor.

After I took this, a lady standing behind me commented on how beautiful my picture turned out. I think she may have been right.


Los said...

Wow - some really nice pictures. You must be really impressed with the new camera.

Your sister said...

The only thing the pizza was missing were the french fries...just kidding - looks like you got some great shots!!

Gwen said...

I've missed the Flower Show that past few years. I always get a sad feeling when I realize another one has passed and I didn't go. I don't go mainly because the crowds prevent me from really enjoying the beauty of the flowers. It's a huge detraction from the event. I think they should limit the amount of people they let in at a given time but I'm sure that will never happen. They're not going to turn away anyone's money just to make the experience more enjoyable. Your pictures are beautiful...the next best thing to actually going. Thanks for sharing them.

Baroness von B said...

OOOOOOOOOOoh! Well done! Your Spiderman camera trained you well for the big league!

This looked like a stunning show - I love the fashion angle. Thanks for bringing a little warm glow into an otherwise drab grey month.

Well Read Hostess said...

I'm so jealous...I ALWAYS go. Although, I guess not. Because I didn't go this year. I'm glad you took pictures for me though!

That flower pizza might haunt me in my dreams. Just sayin'.

SGM said...

The green "whats-its" in the water bottles are my favs.
Nice composition, btw

Robin said...

WOW! Your pictures are beautiful.

Gwen said...

Lisa - Where are you? No blog in two weeks? I'm going through withdrawal here : )