09.28.13 tropic of the 45th parallel

There are some flowers that seem too exotic to grow here in the midwest. Dahlias are on that list. True, they would never survive a winter here. That they grow here at all – gracing our northern eyes with rainforest levels of resplendence -seems remarkable. I gape at them like a true provincial in the face of such strange and wonderful beauty. Golly gee, but that’s a pretty flower.
blog_whitedahlia271/365: purple & white dahlia

the secret (avant) garden

Did you know that I have an Avant Garden Photography Facebook Page? I didn’t think so! It’s been something of a well-kept secret…

I relaunched the page and started adding more regular content including recent Avant Garden news and other cool arty stuff I find inspiring. Also, I sometimes share photos THERE that I don’t post HERE on the blog. Please check it out and take a moment to LIKE while you’re there.

Here’s a little something I shared on Facebook recently, a favorite flower photo that always reminds me of an old oil painting.

Dahlias at the Market