I know there are a lot of gardeners who don't care for Dahlias. They think they're too big and gaudy looking. I happen to like them a lot. The colors are always amazing, and to me they are absolute show stoppers. I also love that they bloom late, by the end of August/September, most flowers are pretty well done blooming here. I don't grow them myself as they tend to take up so much room in the garden, but thankfully there is a small public garden with them about 15 minutes away.
I stopped by for the first time this summer the other day (finally)! It was a sunny day so I was very limited to what I could shoot (I try to only shoot flowers in the shade). I'm hoping for an overcast morning sometime soon so I can go back before they die back for the winter. I know, I know....HOW can someone who lives in Seattle WANT overcast?!? It's not like we don't get enough of it during the winter and spring!!!
I converted a couple of these, wondering what your thoughts are about the B&W's? You can be brutally honest, in fact I would definitely prefer it!
Don't the colors on this next one say "springtime" to you?
Not sure what this little bug it, he was about 1/2" across. If Pat is reading I know she'll know ;)
more soon I'm sure....