Monday, September 3, 2007

Missed it Again

I missed it again.  Today is the third and last day of the Begonia Festival in Capitola, California. 

Residents of this quaint seaside town decorate floats with bouquets of Begonias, the flower that grows abundantly locally, and set them adrift on Soquel Creek.  There they drift lazily toward the sea.  However, before they reach the ocean they are stopped by an underpass at the Stockton Bridge, and there they gather to make a flower carpet in the lagoon

Well, maybe next year

 

7 comments:

kateh2ocolorart said...

DRAT!  Didn't know it was THIS Weekend...once I was there just before the floats were made, there were gorgeous begonias laid out all along the creek just waiting to be attached to various floats...wonder if I have some old fashioned photos of those>?
Kate

garnett109 said...

I'd like to see that.

ggjack7 said...

That sounds great, sorry you missed it. gg/Jackie

jckfrstross said...

next year get pictures:)

Deb

fisherkristina said...

oh, sounds beautiful!  yes, get pictures!

Krissy :)
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jocalodave said...

Does the name RUBY Begonia ring a bell?

jmorancoyle said...

    I love begonias.
Jude
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