Layers of loveliness…


Layers and layers of Dahlia petals. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Took a walk this morning and was stopped still by these blossoms. They appear to be the treasured tuber-growing Dahlias. Their dainty charm requires that tubers be dug and preserved carefully during cold winters and replanted in the warming spring days.

The Dahlia you brought to our isle
Your praises forever shall speak

‘Mid gardens as sweet as your smile
And colour as bright as your cheek.

–Lord Holland (1773–1840)

The flower reminds me of layers of petticoats worn in days of yore. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg.

Ahhhhh……the lovely Dahlia. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Sunlit textures…


Late afternoon, low angel light shows the textures of one of the Lincoln Park lawns. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

The same light on Lake Michigan reveals textures created from Lake depths and wind. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Blushing beauty…


I am sharing one more image of one of my Peonies in bloom. The slightly rosy hue on the innermost petals provide a hint of the delicacy of the bloom. The layers of this bloom seem to go on and on, fashioning opulent complexity in this single flower.

Blushing Peony layers. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Blushing Peony layers. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Gentle layers of splendor…


Macro image of Peony blossom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Macro image of Peony blossom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

The slight blush of pink on the perfumed pedals show a softer charm than the deeper pink Peony from my prior post (Layers of Love…).

Both Peony varieties are rich in complexity.

Layers of Peony bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Layers of Peony bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg