Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Did I just fall through a rabbit hole?

October 18, 2014
Tyler Rose Festival
camera: Olympus Pen EE
situation: bizarre


Thersites said...

from Wiki:

The first Tyler Rose Festival was organized by Tyler Garden Club members, local rose growers and the Chamber of Commerce in October 1933 for the purpose of focusing attention on the importance of the rose industry to Tyler, and to showcase the towns elegance;[2] it was renamed the Texas Rose Festival during the Texas Centennial in 1936. Aside from the festival's suspension during World War II, it has been an annual event.

Rose Festival events open to the public generally include:

- A Vespers service, held at the home church of the reigning Rose Queen

- The Queen's Tea, in which the public is invited to mingle with the Rose Queen and her court at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

- A Men's Luncheon and a Ladies' Luncheon, featuring guest speakers

- Queen's Coronation ceremonies

- The Rose Festival Parade, featuring floats, bands and a number of community groups

- A Rose Show and gardening seminars

- The Rose Festival Arts and crafts Show at Tyler's Rose Garden.

In addition to the Rose Queen, the court includes:

- The Duchess of the Rose Growers, a member of a rose-growing family selected by and representing the Texas Rose Growers Association.

- Out-of-town duchesses and escorts, sponsored by a family involved in the Rose Festival and invited because of relationships with Tyler residents.

- Ladies in waiting, a select group of young women from Tyler, in their sophomore year of college, whose families have been involved in the festival for several years.

- Train bearers, scepter bearers and attendants to the queen, usually elementary-school-aged children whose families are involved in the festival.

Sounds like fun! Now "OFF with her head!" ;)

Thersites said...


Ducky's here said...

Some keepers in there.

Looks like you had a good time.

Z said...

Jen, am doing my Watercolor class to the AP art class Monday.
Will ask Katya soon when she'll be asking you to do photography! Stay tuned! I hope it works out :-)

These are nice....thanks for giving us the break we need during our political blogging

Jen Nifer said...

Thanks Ducky. I was using this cute little Olympus Pen EE for the first time, and I had no idea what film it had in it! I'm glad I got anything at all.

It's cool though...shoots half frame!

Jen Nifer said...

Have fun on Monday, Z!
Those kids are lucky to have you.

Thanks again for recommending me. I hope it works out, too!