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:
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):
An illusion that this dune reclamation is outside (on the Red Sea?):
Or seen in full perspective, as an exhibit:
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! 🙂