Monday, September 26, 2011

No. 5, a final bouquet of blossoms

From Swan Island Dahlias, Canby, Oregon. I visited early on Labor Day morning.

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A test garden dahlia--they don't have names yet, just numbers. I forgot to photograph the number.
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Pipsqueak. Hot Tamale.
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Patricia Ann's Sunset. Lucky Ducky.
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I'm a Hottie. Koppertone.
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Bed Head. Little Missy.
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Cloudburst. Crazy Legs.
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Mardy Gras. Raspberry Punch.
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A worker from Swan Island Dahlias cuts blossoms to be sold to patrons of the Dahlia Show. He's got his knife in his mouth and a bouquet in his hands. I had watched him for a while, walking along and cutting first one stem, then another, until he had this big bunch.

11 comments:

billyB said...

Wonderful colours!

Kate said...

Spectacular floral colours. Don't you hate to see the last of the blossoms?

Jim Klenke said...

beautiful macro, I love the garden. I a friend of mine was up in Portland over the weekend. She posted a picture on facebook of the voodoo donut store.

Halcyon said...

Wow! Beautiful specimens!!!

parker said...

Eye-Popping collage of color from these Beauties! Nice camera work.

Can you imagine the smiles and good feelings this worker sees when handing the cut flowers to the visitors. I bet everyone tries to smell the flowers even tho they have no fragerance as you kindly pointed out to me. (Thanks).

I felt the promise of Fall in the air this morning in Oklahoma!

Randy said...

Wow that first shot just woke me up! Great close up.

Jack said...

Quite a colorful collection, Lynette. This would be fun to see.

Michaele said...

Fantastic! The colors are so vibrant and I love the water droplets!

WendyB said...

Stunning! Brightened up my day.

Honolulu Photo of the Day said...

It's such a delight to see all of those colorful flowers in bloom. Thank you for sharing!

Gunn said...

What a beautiful place on this planet!