Sunday, 5 July 2015

"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair"

As a child of the sixties 'flower power' and hippies were a big influence on my childhood......sadly the peace and love vibe didn't last long.....and seems to be in particularly short supply today......as tourists lie dead on a Tunisian beach.....and Europe prepares to sell Greece down the river.
But when visiting San Francisco Haight Ashbury was somewhere we were drawn to visit.....a mecca for middle aged tourists reliving their hippy past,no doubt.....but fun to see all the same.
I remember that song playing over and over again on the radio......and it seemed apt to include it on the page.......along with bright colours and flowers.....lots and lots of layered flowers......and a bit of 'heart' journaling.
Let's hope the peace and love vibe returns sometime soon.

15 comments:

pinky said...

It is a sad world we live in now Jacky. I'm singing that song now lol and I just love your layout. You have captured the hippy essence with your lovely colours and flowers.

Lynne in NI said...

Cool page Jacky, love your flower power theme. And you're so right, we could do with a lot more peace and love in the world!

Karen said...

Your layout definitely captures the feeling of the flower power era! And the world problems just seem to multiply rather than get solved.

Christina said...

That is a gorgeous LO Jacky!
Hugs Kristel

Sian said...

It's so sad,isn't it. So pointless.

I love your page: the colours and patterns are just so right

Cheri said...

Looks like a fun place to visit! And a much happier state than that of world affairs.

Diane said...

Wonderful layout and fun pictures.

Hugs Diane

Alison said...

Catching up Jacky...loving your SF layouts...and am in total agreement about te state of our world xx

Kathyk said...

Splendid layout ... tell me ..... is there still a giant pair of legs sticking out of an upstairs window!?????

Kathyk

Susanne said...

Very pretty page - I've got those lyrics going in my head now.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

All so very tragic and pointless. A lovely bright page, capturing the spirit of peace and love. We need as much of that as we can get right now.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely layout Jacky...you've captured the atmosphere perfectly!.. and I agree we could definitely do with a lot more of the love and peace these days ♥
Wishing you a happy weekend,
Susan x

Louise said...

perfect papers for this lovely photos x

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous layout, how well you have captured the flower power feel. Love that song too.....perfect to include on your page.
Helen xox

alexa@clara.co.uk said...

As I sit here aware of the rain trickling down the window behind my laptop, your bright and beautiful page has just made me feel warm again! Great to be reminded of the optimism and sense of possibility in those times - we need to keep carrying that torch. The colours and flowers are perfect, Jacky.