Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hollyhock Weddings

Every summer when I was a girl,
my mom would suggest that she and my sisters and I 
 create a hollyhock wedding from the profusion of hollyhocks
that filled an entire garden behind our house.

We would cut one white blossom and one white bud
and join them using a matchstick or toothpick 
so that the open blossom looked like the skirt of a wedding gown. 
She was the bride.
The pink flowers and buds were the bridesmaids.
The dark burgundy flowers became the groom and his groomsmen.
And we'd arrange the entire wedding party of flowers on a tray. 
I was surprised to find an image online. Here it is:

Definitely not the June wedding most of us think of.
Just simple summer fun in a different time and place.

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