Monday, July 25, 2011

Project 64: Wisteria

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This week's color is wisteria.
We were on vacation for most of last week.  I didn't have my crayon with me when I looked at the color last week from the road, but I think I did OK.

I found quite a few examples of wisteria in a warehouse which houses the props for Mardi Gras.  The new props and floats are created there as well.

The problem is that the photo I thought I was going to use turned out not to be wisteria at all.
Nope, not even close once I compared it to the real thing.

But all is not lost.  I went back and looked at the many photos I took in the warehouse, because I knew I had seen that shade of purple.

Here are a few:

Oh, but the background squiggles in this one are wisteria.

The models here are a good match, too.  Too bad the photo isn't more interesting.

I wish I could use this one, but the fact that my son has his eyes closed kind of ruins it.  But you can see a lot of sparkly wisteria in his costume.

So, I'm going to go with this last one as my submission.  While wisteria doesn't predominate the shot, it is present in the face in a few patches as well as the grapes at the bottom.  The gentleman in the photo is working on this prop, which will be included in one of the many Mardi Gras parades next year.

I will also add that if you are ever in New Orleans, you should definitely pay a visit to Mardi Gras World.  It is a lot of fun.


  1. How cool!! I've never been to New Orleans, but will surely visit Mardi Gras world if I get there. Great match and awesome photo!

  2. totally fascinating.
    I learned something new today.
    Thanks for the info and great shot...eerie but really cool.