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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Elephants and Parasols

 
Above: Paper Parasol

At the So Frenchy So Chic 2013 festival in the grounds of Werribee mansion, I spotted this lovely parasol. Made from paper with bamboo frame, it looks so elegant with its grey elephants gaily around the circumference sporting pink hued flowers in between.
The perfect parasol for a warm, sunny day.


Today's quote: “Of doues I haue a dainty paire Which, when you please to take the aier, About your head shall gently houer, Your cleere browe from the sunne to couer, And with their nimble wings shall fan you That neither cold nor heate shall tan you, And like umbrellas, with their feathers Sheeld you in all sorts of weathers.” ~ Michael Drayton

6 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In the USA this could have political overtones.

Andrew said...

It looks very nice. It is a pity more people don't use them.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hello Dave, long time no see. Why would this have political overtones over there? They're just elephants. I'm curious now.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks Andrew. There were plenty of brollies and parasols in use at the festival. I have a number of them (umbrellas) and use sun and rain ones for the sun as they have UV protection on them.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

very pretty

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can't wait for So Frenchy, So Chic to come to Perth, sounds so much fun Blossom.

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