Rose Parade Float Decoration
Fiesta Float Decoration Extravaganza... this little party takes place between Christmas and New Year's Eve... a few miles from my house. My friend is in charge of tour guides for floats-in-progress. Here are a few (!!) pictures for you. (plus a few others on the site's main page for today)
You saw the decorated tiger; this is what they look like before their flowery finery is on them.
That girl is putting dried apricots on this particular dinosaur.
This is Tim, who laughingly calls himself "the help" but is really one of the owners of Fiesta Floats. I guess you could say that he lives for this stuff! :D
They say that florists fly in from all over the country and work on the floats, so that they can say that they've done it. They get their own area to work in...
And my, do they do nice work!
What looks like something humble at this point will turn into a splendid floral fountain in days to come. Watch for it, watch for it!
Each leaf is put on, one by one by one. (This is why there are lots of volunteers!)
And, as you watch on TV and wonder who's driving the float, who's operating the machinery...behold! the control room!
My tourguide friend says to watch this volcano.... when it's done, it will be spectacular!!
They look so bare right now... but after they're decorated, they're spectacular!
Wanna see how they came out when they were all done? See the Rose Parade Completed Floats!