This group of Hollyhocks were the first flowers in the park to catch my eye. I thought this made a nice composition with the lake in the background. Although Hollyhocks are 'old fashioned' flowers, I have seen them fairly frequently in gardens recently.
My mom tells me she and her friends used the flowers as skirts for their Kewpie dolls - that would have been in the 1930s. The flowers DO look a bit like ruffled full skirts.
Do little girls have small dolls nowadays? Maybe they need some skirts too.
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