It is a quintessential California New Year’s Day in Pasadena, with highs in the low 70s and plenty of sun, as the Lions Clubs International float cruises down Colorado Boulevard. According to parade rules, every inch of the float must be covered in flowers or some other natural material. Rocks are covered with light lettuce seed, powdered rice, and poppy seed. Birch trees showcase yellow and orange dendrops. Cattails are made of gold sweet pepper, green ground parsley flakes, and green Ti leaves.