Really Awfully Good Exhibitionism

In the previous post is a reference to the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society’s stand at the Sustainable Living Exhibition in Durban.  The main exhibit of the Association of Garden Judges subsection was this miniature, now seen with a lower perspective:

Mini Garden from side

Launching into exhibition         

Fears came that our disposition

What with members sick or strayed

No impression would have made

But our final glad position

Shows, with Greening, our rendition

Definitely struck a note –

Top of class, there came the vote!


Some spectacular things were to be seen – including this rather yummy car:


Not to mention the dancing of these lissom lassies with cool outfits (topless is traditional with Zulu maidens):

African culture

An illusion that this dune reclamation is outside (on the Red Sea?):

Dune rehabitation

Or seen in full perspective, as an exhibit:

Dune rehabitation full

I unintentionally thrust myself into the limelight when the certificates were handed out – one of our members came and said that our name had been mentioned from the stage at another part of the hall, so I went to see why.  The organiser I wanted to ask was involved with being formally thanked, so I waited patiently in the audience for that to finish.  Then the awards were announced for the best stands in the various categories as decided by a panel of independent judges – and DCHS was the winner in Food Security and Greening.  Well, I was the only one of us there, so although our incredibly hardworking president should have had the honour, I stepped forward.  She was still busy being hardworking at the other side.

Drat.  I should have taken the opportunity to publicise my forthcoming novel!  🙂

© Colonialist August 2015 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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12 Responses to Really Awfully Good Exhibitionism

  1. Perhaps this was simply practice for the fame you are about to experience with your upcoming literary debut? 🙂


  2. Well I’m sure you look good in limelight 🙂


  3. TBM says:

    Congrats. Looks like a great exhibit.


  4. A very worthwhile exhibition. Congrats for the prize.


  5. Congratulations. Looks like it was a very creative and interesting show.


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