Is this what people -- besides NCAA basketball fans, that is! :b -- mean by March madness? Weather-wise, this March has been a mixed bag of a month -- with the early part feeling like winter just wasn't ready to end and the latter part having days that make one think that summer is truly fast approaching. Visually, the first couple of weeks or so were filled with gray sun-less days, making the days that the sun not only finally peeped through the clouds but actually shone in earnest feel like a miraculous boon.
Fortunately, a few of those beautiful late March days have been days when I'm free to be out and about (rather than on days when I'm stuck in an office building for the most part). Even more fortunately, I was able to go check out this year's edition of the Hong Kong Flower Show on a day when blue skies and sunshine helped bring out the best in the fresh flowers on splendid display at Victoria Park.
As regular visitors to this blog know, I like photographing flowers growing in the wilds of Hong Kong (and get excited when I do such as spot the seasonal Chinese New Year flower). And while I don't much care to take photos of flowers in domestic and cultivated settings, I couldn't help but join other photo bugs in taking out my camera and click away at what really is a pretty massive as well as visually attractive flower show.
Also, as luck would have it (since I don't tend to look too far ahead to check out what theme combinations Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts conjure up), the displays that tended to catch my fancy at Victoria Park that day were ones involving fresh flowers (and related items like grasses) artificially arranged and artistically shaped into such as a globe -- that came complete with a sailing ship that made numerous circular journeys around it throughout the day -- and dragon! (Those wanting to see photos of floral totem poles, penguins and more can go check out a blogging mama's Hong Kong Flower Show visit entry over here!) :b