30 August 2008

Flowers at the fair


At the risk of boring everyone to tears with my fair photos, here is one more installment in my personal state fair photo challenge: flowers. This was a very easy challenge to complete. There are some lovely garden areas at our fair, as well as several horticultural competitions. Some of the dahlias were as big as dinner plates!

Our fair hasn't always been this beautiful. There were many years during which the grounds and buildings fell into disrepair. Thankfully, that has all changed. A foundation now oversees restoration and beautification of the fairgrounds, assuring that this wonderful place will be alive and well for generations to come.

9 comments:

Fonda said...

These are very nice. Glad you shared them. Isn't it amazing the size of those flowers people can grow!

Sharon said...

Very nice, Janet. Thanks for sharing. The colors are beautiful.

Lily said...

Shut up! You never bore me. I love these images. My eye was particularly drawn to the red farm house in the background of the one of the sunflower. great composition

Lori K said...

Gorgeous pics, I like that you even captured a butterfly. My DH always laughs at me for taking pics of flowers everywhere we go.

Lynn said...

Janet, catching up with you and I was roflmao. You are amazing. I couldn't stop lol about the pot roast in the oven. I've done that with cakes, but not an actual dinner.

The "girls" look adorable at the window doing their syncronized act for all to enjoy.

Just like everyone who has commented, You never bore me! I love all those wonderful photos. I can't grow a thing so its nice to see what others can do. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

toners said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love these!! We don't get to see much in the way of bright flowers here, so it's great to see your photos :)

Cheri said...

I don't think I could be bored with your cool pics:)

Btw, I saw your post on Kris' blog...I have first dibs if she becomes for hire, b/c I've asked the same thing of her before, lol!!

Heather said...

Beautiful flowers!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!