Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dahlias









Dahlias are among the last flowers to bloom in Elizabeth Park.  But, they are spectacular.  

Some flower heads are nearly one foot across.


21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable flower, the yellow intensive is so beautiful!Love the close up as well, you took wonderful pictures from this dream garden!
Léia :)

Andy said...

Dahlias is one flower that can brighten up a garden.

Luis Gomez said...

Really gorgeous. Thanks Jack!

JM said...

The bottom shot is outstanding, Jack!

Birdman said...

Looks like a few 'flowerheads' are photographing the flowerheads.
Say cheese!

Sharon said...

When I go to California in August, I always make a point to stop for lunch at Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar. They have a large section of dahlias and they are huge like these. I love seeing them. they have such a perfect shape to go with their robust size.

Lowell said...

Dazzled by Dahlias! Gorgeous. That is some park!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

At the Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar, as Sharon mentioned above, the conversation turned to the fact that there was a movie The Black Dahlia about an old L.A. murder mystery.

Sylvia K said...

Dazed by dahlias indeed and I am!! These are superb and what a gorgeous park! Your pics are the next best thing to being there!! Thanks for the beauty to start my day, Jack!!

VP said...

I am quite envious of this great park, full of flowers and a great source of so many beautiful images!

EG CameraGirl said...

They certainly ARE spectacular!

Karl Demetz said...

Spectacular is the right word to describe these flowers and these photos.

RedPat said...

Wow, Jack!

Mersad said...

I love these flowers. They are so puffy and colorful!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kay said...

These have to be among the most satisfying flowers to grow. They do beautifully in the Pacific Northwest and some (I think it's a "spider" type) like your third beautiful shot look like they're lit from within. Ours are being beaten up by rain but have given us several months of nonstop blooms and color.

Taken For Granted said...

I see that you are not the only photographer who loves these beautiful flowers. Great shots.

William Kendall said...

Lovely!

Randy said...

These are lovely.

Kate said...

They're not only big but beautiful as well. Colorful flowers certainly are images appreciated by everyone. Re. your comment on my blog re. Conroy. Have you read The Lords of Discipline? Our first stop when we visited Charleston for the first time was the Citadel. One of my former students attended the school and graduated from there, a real Southern boy who was in the Midwest for a few years. He seemed like such an unlikely candidate for the school. Some of the scenes in the novel still haunt me after years of reading it.

Bob Crowe said...

As big as some people's heads! Flower power.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Spectacular Jack!