"Flower power was a slogan used by the American counterculture movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War.
The expression was coined by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children."
So now you know about my flower power coming of age. Can you relate?
On another note, for my Monday offering I've chosen an original photograph taken in my garden last week. Using photo editing software, I made two digital art pieces from the original image. Each digital art piece was created by adding various textured layers I've made and blending them over the top of the original.
Gladiolas (gladiolus) are magnificent perennial flowers grown from bulbs. They create a stunning show in the garden blooming in a variety of colors. I grow mine in masses of riotous color along the back of my flower beds with smaller flowers in front.
Let me know in your comment which of these three you like best. Be sure and add your own Flower Power photo in your comment box. The directions are below.
|Digital Art - Gold Reflections|
|Digital Art - Vintage Feel|
Jim McIntosh of Holes in My Soles has created a community forum called Magnificent Monday to “kick off the week on a high note”. Each week a theme is introduced and all are invited to share posts and photos that relate to it. This week’s theme is "Flower Power!". Join in or just follow the links on the Magnificent Monday page to other stories and photos!
To add your own Flower Power Photo here - open a comment box, click the + sign in lower left corner, upload photo. Click on thumbnail photo to enlarge. We'd love to see your work.
Happy clicking to all you photographers!