The distraction happened in the flower tent at The Royal Cornwall Show. I always like to visit this early on in the morning before it gets too crowded. Husband usually comes along but is usually finished after a few minutes and is hovering in anticipation of the chance to move on to a bit of farm machinery. This time however he was busy listening to a speaker on alternative pest control with suggestions such as a piece of cucumber in an aluminium can to keep slugs off (gives off a nasty gas apparently). This gave me plenty of time to look round.
One farm shop had a very spectacular display with an abundance of fresh produce.
So out came the camera for a few colourful shots.
Feeling peckish yet? Reach out and help yourself but be prepared to have your fingers slapped!
I then stepped back to have a look at the whole display and realised that it was a tableau of a very popular young children's story. Anyone who has not read Eric Carle's "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" should pop out now and get themselves a copy. It is a delightful book and was portrayed here in the most brilliant way. The giant caterpillar was made up from the fruit and vegetables.
Take a moment to read the notice on the back of the scarecrow.
The whole body stretches the length of the stand.
The caterpillar's journey through a veritable feast is depicted in flowers.
Building up to his transformation into a cocoon.
Then of course into a beautiful butterfly.
My photos are taken to dodge the people and hardly give it justice. They certainly deserved their gold medal.