Rose Parade Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats, Tournament of Roses, Chapter Two out of Six

Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. Presidents Trophy winner.

Just can’t help having this gem of a tune stuck in my head as I view all of these floats. Like somebody turned on Julie Andrews voice in my head. Now if only I could channel SiriusXM wherever I go.

Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. Some materials used include; fresh lotus pod, sponge mushroom, reindeer moss and white talinberries.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

 

 

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. Materials used include seaweed, powdered rice, coffee, onion powder, poppy seed, fine cut everlasting and silverleaf.
Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. A tribute to the people who work tirelessly to help preserve our world’s waterways and undersea life. Materials used for the seascape include; lavender cats, black lichen moss, bells of Ireland and green myrtle.
Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. A tribute to the people who work tirelessly to help preserve our world’s waterways and undersea life.
Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. A tribute to the people who work tirelessly to help preserve our world’s waterways and undersea life. Orange and black lentils, split peas, straw, and onion powder went into the float.
Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. A tribute to the people who work tirelessly to help preserve our world’s waterways and undersea life.
Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. Materials used include seaweed, powdered rice, coffee, onion powder, poppy seed, fine cut everlasting and silverleaf.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver-white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

Western Asset Management, Oceans of Possibility. A tribute to the people who work tirelessly to help preserve our world’s waterways and undersea life. Baccara roses complete this float with their nutty scent.
Rotary Planting the Seeds of Service. Working to help make a better world for children, mothers and families. Princess Trophy winner for most outstanding floral presentation. The braided hat made of buck buck leaves.
Rotary Planting the Seeds of Service. Working to help make a better world for children, mothers and families. A real sapling from one of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees was on the float and later planted in one of Rotary’s Peace Gardens to help promote peace and green legacy.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Rotary Planting the Seeds of Service. Working to help make a better world for children, mothers and families. Green lycopodium used for carrot tops.
Princess Trophy winner for most outstanding floral presentation. Blueberries, cranberries and mums were used on the coat.

 

La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses. Panda-Monium celebrates the collaboration of all nations to end the endangered status of the Giant Panda. Bob Hope humor Trophy winner.
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses. Panda-Monium depicts the forest excursion of three panda cubs who have befriended a monkey, turtle, butterfly and a pit viper none too pleased to find himself being used as a makeshift rope.
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses.

 

La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses.

 

Panda-Monium depicts the forest excursion of three panda cubs who have befriended a monkey, turtle, butterfly and a pit viper none too pleased to find himself being used as a makeshift rope.
Panda-Monium celebrates the collaboration of all nations to end the endangered status of the Giant Panda. This float won the Bob Hope Humor Trophy for most whimsical and amusing float. White mums and fat choi were used on the Panda’s.

For more information about this spectacular event please visit Cathy at mmm-yoso!!! She seems to love this event just as much as I do and writes about it several times each year.

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8 Replies to “Rose Parade Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats, Tournament of Roses, Chapter Two out of Six”

  1. I’m so glad I saw these, this is wonderful! The texture on the dolphin looks like van Gogh brush strokes! The purple giant clam and also the giant carrots were comical and those flowers made of smaller groupings of flowers were gorgeous 🙂 I love these, have always viewed the broadcast. This made me smile. hope your day is awesome.

  2. I’m so glad I saw these, this is wonderful! The texture on the dolphin looks like van Gogh brush strokes! The purple giant clam and also the giant carrots were comical and those flowers made of smaller groupings of flowers were gorgeous 🙂 I love these, have always viewed the broadcast. This made me smile. hope your day is awesome.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the post Sarah! The detail is just amazing isn’t it?

  3. why is it double? Looks at sky, why??

    1. I’m not sure which image your asking about?

  4. Great photos of the floats! That’s cool you got the info on the floats too.

    1. Thanks! It’s kinda a labor of love to research all the float information.

  5. Thanks for the additional information about the floats…all within the parade theme of ‘Making a Difference’. You got some great detail photos…so many materials are used and they all must be formerly living (no minerals/the ‘sand’ is a combination of spices, rocks are a blend of rices…but oh look at the plaid on that bunny jacket- blueberries and cranberries and flowers!). I added a photo of the 2019 parade theme design (‘The Melody of Life’) to my post…announced in January by the new President. Float designs will be submitted, approved then building begins and first road tests will be in May and June.

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