“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” ~Claude Monet
I have to wonder if Claude Monet had observed Dahlias when he made that remark! Dahlias are my new discovery! I’d always known they existed, but it was just recently that I became obsessive about them!
A blogger friend, Cee, has been a big influence for me in my “Dahlia Discovery”! Cee loves Dahlias and takes gorgeous photos of these lovely flowers. Here’s a link to a post on her blog with amazingly beautiful dahlia photography. Click here to see it. Cee knows the names of the flowers and has been a dahlia fan for a long time. Check out her blog! Thanks, Cee!
Dahlias range from 2″ in diameter to over 10″ in diameter!
Did you know that Dahlias were introduced in Europe at the end of the 18th century?
The dahlia is the Official Flower of Mexico, Seattle and San Francisco.
Dahlias are in the same family as Chrysanthemums, and often are hard to tell apart.
There are approximately 50,000 named varieties of Dahlias.
“The Queen” ~in the middle of a garden, being “guarded” by other flowers! I could not get close enough to take a clear photo. However, I thought this dahlia was a stunning example of the species.
The Weekly Image of Life post: Discovery, is brought to you by Island Traveler’s blog: “This Man’s Journey”. Check out his post on Discovery, here, and join the rest of us…by telling us what you’ve discovered in your life. Each Wednesday, Island Traveler will post a new challenge. Come join the fun!
Thanks for visiting!
All text and images are copyright © 2002-2012 and are the exclusive property of Judy Johnson (unless otherwise indicated). All Rights Reserved. All Images are protected under United States and International copyright laws. None of the images on this site are in the Public Domain