264/365: red and yellow dahlias
Can’t you just hear the music? I see a dance hall full of swirling red and yellow skirts, smiling faces, warmth and energy.
There are no wallflowers among dahlias.
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.
271/365: purple & white dahlia
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.