2020 has been a year of should-have-beens. This week, the Southport Flower Show should have been in full swing, its colour and happiness injecting life into the traditional seaside town that hosts it. The show is run as a charity and profits maintain Victoria Park, the 34-acre site that has been home to the show since it started.
Rather than lament, I’m sending the organisers, the exhibitors my virtual best wishes and am sharing a couple of cartoons I photographed at the show in happier days. I think both are by the same cartoonist, Rich, but am happy to correct if anyone knows better.
Through the comments below, Oddment prompted me to share this sign, also from the show:
Finally, for those who appreciate plants more than puns, I’m adding a tiny treasure from the floristry marquee (it’s hard to spot that the chair seat is upholstered in leaves):