Wednesday, May 02, 2012

MIA - Madeira Flower Festival

I left the A-Z Challenge at "S". I didn't plan to but I got whizzed off to Madeira Island where the internet connection was, to put it politely, sh*te. 


So to make up for it just a little bit, the picture here is of the Madeira Flower Festival that was happening while we were there. It takes place annually two weeks after Easter. The island is full of flowering plants anyway at this time of year and they line the streets with beautifully designed carpets made of flowers. There's a parade in the main streets on Sunday and you can see one of the floats here. It's a happy, peaceful time - and you can't say that about too many things nowadays, can you?


Maybe you can spot me in the crowd in the picture above left (spot Willy). I'm the one grouching that I can't see a bloody thing. 

13 comments:

  1. Hey, that's a great reason to stop at S!

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  2. hmmmm i think i would have stopped too even if the internet had not been-----lovely!

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  3. Thank you Alex and Lynn!

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  4. The Festival looks gorgeous! I'm lost without internet. :(

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  5. How beautiful. I don't think anyone blames you for stopping the Challenge for that!

    Michelle :)

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  6. Beautiful. Hope you had fun!

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  7. What a lovely excuse to ignore T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Although I have to say W was my best post, so, I guess I'm glad I squeaked that one out.

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  8. It looks like it was a fun festival!

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  9. I hope you enjoyed it. Nothing you can do with no internet connection.

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  10. oh thank you everyone - it seems I'm forgiven!

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  11. These pictures are beautiful! It looks like a lovely place to vacation, even if their internet doesn't work. Sometimes that's a blessing in disguise.

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  12. What a colorful celebration! Hope you had a good time for the rest of the trip.

    Thanks so much for your comments on my post at Tyrean's blog! I appreciate it. It's great to meet you.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Karen

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  13. Looks like it was an amazing festival. They have something similar in Spalding, Lincolshire UK which runs today. I was there yesterday so missed it. Instead I got to meet some wonderful friends.

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