Friday, July 18, 2014

Flowers on Friday

The first day of our vacation in Osoyoos we wanted to get the 'kinks' out after driving the previous day. We walked around the town and also visited Veteran's Park on the edge of Okanagan Lake. The park is dedicated to Veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Afghanistan War and also to Canada's Peace Keepers. It was a very serene spot with nice pathways and interesting flower beds. There was a large tree near the centre of the park that provides welcome shade from the summer heat and several benches to sit and rest and contemplate.

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.

Don't forget to enter the Patchworks Studio Flowers on Friday Summer Challenge where you can WIN a GREAT PRIZE!

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