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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:

  1. Lorrie,

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

    Loved looking into the very heart of this beauty!

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

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

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  4. A perfect composition, Lorrie.

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Beautiful captures!

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  11. 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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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  15. 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!

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  16. Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!! I need to plant some!!

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