Sometimes in life it’s the show-stopping ones that get our attention & at other times it’s the quiet, sweet & elegant that stop us in our tracks.
All of these beauties were photographed at a Dahlia show where they had a competition. After the judging, there were buckets & buckets of flowers for sale. A friend & I took home a few dozen. What fun to fill our homes with these technicolor flowers of layered petals. Oh my. La de dahlias!
FARMER’S MARKET FLOWERS – It’s so lovely to go to the Farmer’s Market and see the rainbow of flowers for sale. There are even small posy bouquets for a few dollars to take home and you can put them somewhere you spend lots of time so you can admire and enjoy the flowers. A gift to yourself. Fresh flowers breathe life into a home and brighten our hearts. This vendor was preparing bouquets of Dahlias for sale and there was a confetti of petals on the ground. Walking around the Farmer’s Market and taking photos is a feast for the eyes and great inspiration for art! (Nature & Botanical Art Journal – 2011)
La de Dahlia is the name of a dahlia stand I used to go to 15 years ago. They had a field of dahlias growing next to their flower stand. Some dahlias, like the lion ones, are really gigantic. Have a La di Dahlia day ! (la di da homage to Diane Keaton).