Swan Island Dahlias

Since we cut inland instead of spending Sunday at the Oregon Coast we decided to visit Oregon’s Swan Island Dahlias instead of just heading straight home. The fields of Dahlias were pretty spectacular, but up close most of them were indistinguishable from the Dahlia I see down the street from me in Pt. Defiance.

Still, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that looks quite like this.

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This all yellow variety looks slightly different from the Orange and Gold Winnie the Pooh that I love so much.

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This lotus-like beauty, though, blew me away when I saw it as a photo,

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though I don’t think it made that same impression when I actually saw it in the field.

What do you think?