Saturday, October 30, 2010

Your Daily Dueling Dahlias

The yellow/peach dahlia now consists of a group of three blossoms. They're all at different stages of their coloring  and look really great together. Click on the images to see them full size.

The solitary white dahlia is just about fully opened. This variety reminds me of those 1960s drawings created by tracing ovals over and over and over again, creating an almost atom-like assemblage. Notice the green of the lawn and background forest is slowing changing to browns and faded golds and oranges as the leaves begin to drop and disappear from the canopy above. There's a frost tonight for the entire state of the Connecticut except for the immediate shoreline, so I'm lucky once again, but it will be any day now. What a season though, and I'm thrilled I've been able to share it this year with more than the few people who actually step foot on Pink Garden's grounds!


  1. and WE'RE glad you could share it with US! thanks!

  2. Love the solitary white dahlia. Her defiant stance, shouting to the world, "I'm not finished here yet!"