Still Blooming

I recently published a post about some dahlia buds that had bloomed in mid October. Today I noticed that the flowers are becoming even more beautiful. Pretty amazing for November in Seattle.

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Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge: October Flowers

In my front yard there is a dahlia plant that has gigantic blooms. In mid to late summer it looks like this:

When I came back from India this year (towards the end of September), the blooms were dead, or dying. A week or so later, I cut them off. There were still some tiny buds on the plant. I left them alone event though I thought it was too late in the season for them to bloom.

When I walked by the plant on October 16, I was startled by what I saw. The buds were opening!

The flowers didn’t have the brilliant color of the dahlia in the summer, but they were beautiful in their own way. And they certainly show traits of Mother Nature such as the will to live and the tendency to give and give and then give some more..

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Cee’s FOTD Photography Challenge: October 23, 2018

Again, I’m going to take advantage of Cee’s expanded version of what can be considered for the Flower of the Day Challenge.

This weekend, I was planting Willow cuttings (live stakes) with a friend. A gelatinous substance on one of the branches caught my eye.

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Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Photography Challenge: October 19, 2018

Cee expanded the types of photos that can be used for her Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenges. Now we can include: single flowers, buds, multiple flowers, bouquets, flower fields, wildflowers, tree or bush blossoms, autumn leaves, spring leaves, decorative cabbage, berries, still life, fake or silk flowers. I’m going to take advantage of that change and share a photo I took in my neighborhood last week. I love how it turned out.