September Blooms

I love that where I live, dahlias tend to bloom late in the summer which means they stick around well into autumn. While the other flowers start to fade, dahlias — which are one of my favorite flowers — are still going strong. When I’m in need of a floral pick me up, I always…

Autumn Dahlias

One of my favorite things about dahlias is their bloom time, they grow in the summer and well into autumn. Tulips and peonies don’t last long, but the beauty of dahlias last a long time. In need of a floral pick me up, I visited my favorite “secret garden,” the Mid Island Dahlia Society’s garden…

Wednesday Wisdom

Claude Monet has always been one of my favorite painters and with a quote like this, I love him even more. I made a visit to my hidden dahlia garden the other day and it was filled with dahlias, so I thought this quote was rather fitting.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

In my travels over the years capturing nature with my camera, I would often get shots of a bee, lady bug or ant on a flower, but a butterfly was something I was never lucky enough to capture. It wasn’t until one day on my many trips to Eisenhower Park that I was finally able…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

One of my favorite ways to capture dahlias on my camera is when they first start to bloom. In the few days that it takes for all the petals to fully open, the flower takes on so many different looks. With the theme for the weekly photo challenge being delta, I wanted to show the…