Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dahlia Daze







My dinner plate dahlia is producing smaller flowers this year. That's a good thing. They are still so heavy that the stems bow down and sometimes break under the weight of the blossoms. This was one such flower. It's in a flattish bowl where it seems quite relieved to rest rather than try to stand up straight.


A closer look. I like the way the crocheted doily provides a patterned background through the crystal bowl.
 

And even closer. Creamy petals, each so intricately folded. Such artistry from the Creator.

It's a quiet weekend around here - cleaning house, shopping, barbecued chicken burgers and corn on the cob for dinner, watching Foyle's War - ordinary and lovely things. I hope your weekend is wonderful.

16 comments:

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lorrie,

Exquisite....the dahlia is so pretty with the glass 'ruffle' around it.

Loved looking into the very heart of this beauty!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

PS...when I see the close up I long for a little of Georgia O'Keefe's gift with a paintbrush.

Millie said...

Beautiful dahlia...the crystal and doily make a perfect background. It's such a nice creamy colour too. Nice dahlias in your header also.

Elizabethd said...

A perfect composition, Lorrie.

Jojo said...

So beautiful. Mine bloomed for the first time this your. Love the flower.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos - and what a lovely ordinary weekend. I love that kind especially!

Happy@Home said...

Simply beautiful.
Ordinary and lovey things make for the best kind of weekend in my opinion.
I'll have to look into Foyle's War. I keep seeing it pop up in blogland, but it's new to me.
Enjoy your Sunday.

Donna said...

Stunning! I wishes I lived nearby so I could sneak into your garden and do some photography!

Vee said...

Oh that is beautiful... You are so right. He lavishes riches on us and sometimes they come in the design of a dahlia. I'm listening to the video on my post today and I'm just having a moment here looking at these flowers and appreciating the words and meaning behind them.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful captures!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The patterning in flowers (and other parts of nature) is so beautiful. You've shown the loveliness of your dahlia to very good advantage, Lorrie.

Your weekend sounds enjoyable; sometimes the ordinary things are those that need to be celebrated.

-Karen

Dawna Motz said...

These are beautiful shots Lorrie! Love the doily background as well and the intricate detail of the close up shot! God is amazing! Enjoy the rest of your week end!

Lavender Cottage said...

That is a big dahlia, and the macro shot is stunning.
Judith

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, that is a beautiful dahlia bloom! I love the closeup photo.
Pam

materfamilias said...

Stunning geometry from the garden! I've only ever "done" dahlias one year, quickly admitting that the whole "lifting and storing" were not for me. Perhaps if they were a fragrant flower it would be different and I'd work harder. As it is, at the end of summer when I find myself looking admiringly, and maybe a bit wistfully, at other people's gardens, I have to think about my decision all over again. They really do add important colour, even structure, to the August garden.
And your arrangement and photograph -- superb!

Rettabug said...

Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!! I need to plant some!!