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
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
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