Dahlias, Dahlias, and More Dahlias

 

A week or so ago Barbara and I went up again to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg.  This time we up there with our friends Nancy and Jim and we soon found ourselves amidst the special Dahlia exhibit that lies in the center of the overall garden.  Unfortunately I didn’t take note of the various varieties that I shot, but I’ll leave that up to you Dahlia aficionados to decipher.  Whenever I see Dahlias I often think of my brother Chris and the beautiful Dahlias he grows in his garden in Long Island.  I couldn’t possibly photograph all the varieties that were there, but I wanted to give you all at least a small taste of what we saw.  We certainly had a wonderful day wandering through the garden and thoroughly enjoyed this special display of Dahlias.  I hope you do as well.

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And of course what Dahlia garden would be complete without its own dragon to watch over it?

Dragon Guarding the Dahlias

 

Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens

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One Response to Dahlias, Dahlias, and More Dahlias

  1. Chris Wendt says:

    Stunning! Last week Sue and I went to the Planting Fields Arboretum to see their Dahlia Garden. Humbling. Yesterday we went with Meredith and her family to the Long Island Fair, and one of the highlights for me was prize-winning dahlia collection. Inspiring!

    What I like most about most dahlias, and which you totally captured, here, Phil, are the unabashed, glorious colors.

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