However, I'll be doing something different.
What can I say? I'm just not a fan of flowers. Maybe it's because I'm allergic to most of them. Maybe it's because they remind me of my Mom, and that makes me sad. Maybe it's because a flower...no, well, listen, I don't know why. Flowers just don't provoke the expected emotional response in me. I mostly avoid or ignore them. I prefer stylized representations of flowers to the real thing. So when the topic "Flower Power" came up, this was the first thing I thought of:
It's a neo-Mod night light, a gift from Linda a few years back, if I recall correctly. It basically lights Tuffy's water dish. Here's a view of the flower's power:
The term "Flower Power," of course, comes from the early Mod era, the time of hippies and peaceniks and psychedelia. Floral designs were a big part of the pop art of the day. For example, check out the pockets of this 1967 Barbie and Stacey case, and Casey modeling one of the outfits from the same year, "Style Setters":
And here's Tutti, in "Plantin' Poseys." The boots are from "Puddle Jumpers." A lot of Tutti's 1967 clothes had flowers on them. She's leaning against an ice tea glass that's probably a bit older than that. Oddly, the glass is upside down here in order to show the flowers right-side up!
Floral fashions aren't limited to the 1960s, of course, nor to Mattel dolls. My favorite real-life florals are mostly Hawaiian shirts and related items.
Tomorrow: Sun Dog! And no, I don't mean Tuffy!
Now check out the other Round Robins:
(links from the word "Posted!" are to the individual entries)
TimelessCalligraphyStudio - Posted! x2
Outpost Mâvarin - Posted!
Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly - Posted!
Retrospect USA - Posted!
Animated Seasons - Posted!
Julie's Web Journal - Posted!
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER - Posted!
John ***Welcome New Member***
Personal effects - Posted!
Through The Eyes Of The Beholder - Posted!
Here, There and Everywhere - Posted!
Here, There & Everywhere 2nd Ed. - Posted!
Nancy Luvs Pix - Posted!
Robin (Gannet Girl)
Search The Sea - Posted!
New Suzanne R's Life - Posted! x2
The Daily Warrior - Posted!
Julia ***Welcome New Member***
The Bohemian Eye - Posted!
Janet ***Welcome New Member***
Fond of Snape - Posted!
WAIT-NOTYET - Posted!
Paragon - Posted!
Pamela ***Welcome New Member***
Times of My Life, One Nurse's Story (Private - email for access)- Posted!
My life and pictures - Posted!
I'm swamped tonight, folks, so I probably won't comment on most of your entries until Thursday. I will get there, though; I promise! (Uh, make that Friday. Sorry!)
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