The second day of the North Show 2010 featured the annual highlight, the Battle of Flowers. This exhibit by the Northern Agricultural and Horticultural Society was the centre piece at the arena in Saumarez Park.
Exquisite pleasure for some and nothing but motion sickness for others: some of the children at the North Show enjoyed the fairground rides.
All the fun of the fair: coloured balls blowing around in the air proved distracting for one passer-by, as the crowd built on day two of the North Show.
It was hungry work standing around in the rain. The North Show in 2010 again featured stalls run by French market traders. Local ice cream, Thai cooking and of course a beer tent, were also on offer.
The Battle of Flowers is always about community, with families, clubs and societies working together. However, there is also a sense of keen competition - especially for the Prie D'Honneur trophy.
Two wings and three wheels: a confident Red Barron acknowledged his adoring public before scooping the top prize in Class G - Decorated Bicycles.
"It's Not Rocket Science" by the Salmon, Nicolle and Dawe families, took the honours in the class for children's exhibits using natural flowers.
So much to see: majorettes performed on the far side of the arena, beside a fairground ride, as a small child watched the next float hove into view.
Special Delivery: a "motorised vehicle without a trailer decorated with paper flowers" entered the Saumarez Park arena, to join a cartoon family and some cold looking animals.
BBC Guernsey reporters Isla Blatchford and John Randall kept listeners up to date with all the results as they came in. Most classes were decided by votes from the spectators.
The Prie D'Honneur went to the winner of Class Q for trailers decorated with natural flowers. "Pirate Raiders" was entered by last year's winners, Northern Warriors.
Each class of competitors was led into the arena by one or more marching bands. This involved a number of costume changes as fleeces were donned or removed according to how heavily it was raining.
St John Ambulance Voluntary entered a float called "The Knights of St John". Many of the young knights had the Maltese cross painted onto their faces.
As the Battle of Flowers pageant came to an end, the spectators went in search of food and fun. Considering the wet conditions, a sizeable crowd had built up during the parade.
"You can check out any time you like..." After negotiating the mud in Saumarez Park to get to the car park, motorists then had to drive away in difficult conditions.