Dahliaing Around

I probably should have spent more of the day sorting out quotes on Quality in ZAMM after I finished my Pilates class, Tai Chi class, and half-hour walk with Skye, but I decided to spend some Quality time at The Point Defiance Rose/Dahlia garden instead after my nap.

After all who wants to spend their time reading about quality when it’s a perfect 80 degrees outside. I think I made the right choice, as the Dahlias seemed to be in prime condition, with nearly every plant in blossom.

My favorite was this bicolor dahlia named Pooh, and this was the best looking of them all as it had just opened.

Dahlia Pooh

I keep telling myself I don’t like the really flashy dahlias as much as the bicolored ones, but I keep finding myself taking pictures of purple and white ones like this:

Purple and White Dahlia

and even pom-poms, like this gold one, which somehow appeals to my internal mathematician:

Gold Pom-Pom Dahlia

5 thoughts on “Dahliaing Around”

  1. Your photos of dahlias make me like them more than I usually do. I love the middle and bottom pics. The perfectly formed little trumpets on the bottom one always surprise me – they look like tiny calla lilies!

  2. Once again, your photos are spectacular. What a joy to see them–the best part of my day so far. Thank you!

  3. These dahlias are gorgeous, and I like them all, especially the magnificent golden specimen. Dahlias are the perfect bloom for a lover of symmetry and order, and oh, their colors. . .

  4. Pythagoras would have rejoiced upon seeing your
    photo of the pom-pom dahlia since so much of what
    is beautiful about it resides in its mathematical
    complexity. However, I am not yet convinced all
    the paths to beauty are rooted in mathematics.

  5. I’d be more apt to suggest that patterns often lie at the heart of art, brian, though most patterns probably suggest mathematical possibilities.

    I haven’t taken my calculator with me yet on a photo shoot, though.

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