It’s hardly been three hours since I came back from the flower show and I just can’t wait to share the photographs with my fellow bloggers!
The theme for Independence day flower show, 2017 was Kuvempu’s house. Kuvempu was one of the most famous Kannada Novelist and Poet. (Kannada is the state language of Karnataka) I have been to Kuvempu’s house in Kuppali. I have also visited the Kavishaala. I am will be posting about it sometime soon. I had plans to write a post on Kuppali but I was down with an eye infection so I was not able to.
So, moving on, I visited the flower show today (11th August, 2017). The flower show started from 4th of August and would end on 15th (Independence Day). The first Floral Decor I saw was a peacock. This peacock decor has become a regular affair from past three flower shows. The last two were peacocks adorned with orchids. This year, the peacocks were adorned with Begonia and other flowers.
I wanted to click a photograph of this in a different angle but I was surrounded by lot of selfie lovers! I really do not understand selfies! I had to wait for people to finish with their posing and pouting and making duck faces!!! I finally lost my patience; I am sure I photobombed a lot of selfies. 😛
Moving on, Begonia hearts are also another regular affair from the flower show of Jan, 2017.
However, this time, each heart was made of different colored Begonias. In the last flower show, all hearts were made of red begonias.
The next two photographs are also what I call a “regular affair”. I call these flower-falls.
Elephant-sized cactus! Or, should I just call it obese? 😉
Creative cactus! I really love these colored thingies! They look so bright and colorful!!
The next photo has a funny story attached to it.
I was clicking photographs when a mother-daughter stood right next to me. The mother wanted to know if the thorns on these cactus are sharp enough. So the darling daughter touched the cactus and “ouch! it hurts!” . And then, the mother too has her share of “ouch! it hurts”!!!!
They might look thorn-o-cious but they are not that bad!
The replica of Kuvempu’s house was made with red and white flowers. And most of the white flowers had wilted. Though they spray mists of water every five minutes or so ( the white ‘fog’ that you will see in a couple of photographs below), with a lot of crowd and heat, the flowers looked pale and brownish. So, I did not click a lot of pictures of the main theme.
Apart from a replica of Kuvempu’s house, a replica of Kavishaila was on display. But these were not made of flowers. Kavishaila is a structure made of stones.
The ones here were not made of stones!
There were loads and loads of beautiful flowers this time. I will be posting them in my 365 days of flower photography posts.
But that doesn’t mean I am not going to post any, now!!
I think these are impatiens. Correct me if I am wrong.
Finally, some flowers and the lovely crowd that I had to push through so that I can click better photographs 😛
Finally, special thanks to Raj for photography tips. I was switching between manual mode and guide mode for all the above photographs.