This Dahlia had such delightful details that it was enjoyable capturing it from a variety of angles. Hope you enjoy seeing the results!
The first image became part of the 28 day Happiness Challenge on Instagram started by @cynthialupoff and @lifeissucculent tagged with #28daysofhappy You could join in spreading happiness too!
Photo 1: Dahlia spreads its petals
Photo 2: Dahlia reaching for the sky
Photo 3: Dahlia Pops
I was fortunate enough to know a professional portrait photographer who could make me look good for my head shot in my online testimonial for the British College of Journalism.
Seeing that head shot gave me an idea for a series of the floral variety so here they are. Do you have a favorite?
Photo 1: Two tone Dahlia
Photo 2: Pompom of prettiness
Photo 3: Hibiscus
Photo 4: White Orchid Spray
Dahlias are remarkably beautiful. They used to grow prolifically in my Grandfather’s garden and the ease of growing such large and striking blooms almost made me take them for granted. After not seeing them in such abundance for several years and then coming across the patch near the San Francisco Conservatory of flowers they were a true joy to behold so I got up nice and close.
Photo 1: Pom Pom Dahlia
Photo 2: Higgledy Piggledy Dahlia
Photo 3: Pink Pom Pom
Photo 4: Dashing Dahlia
Photo 5: Starburst
Photo 6: Red Pom Pom
Photo 7: Red Dahlias in the garden
The first Friday in October is World Smile Day! Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963 and thanks to him we now have more opportunities to share a smile and an act of kindness!
Here a few photos that I hope will keep you smiling!
Photo 1: Darling Dahlia
Photo 2: Spray of Pink Orchids
Photo 3: Flowers and Swords make me smile (this was at a photo shoot with my Kuk Sool Won Master)
Photo courtesy of Portrait Photographer, Sharon Cohen (@TheVanityFlare)
Photo 4: Bounty of Black-eyed Susans
A few Dahlia photos taken in Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex just before we left the UK.
Photo 1: Pink Dahlia
Photo 2: Pink and White Dahlia
Photo 3: Pink Dahlia
Photo 4: Orange Dahlia
Photo 5: Peachy pink and red Dahila cluster
Photo 6: Yellow Red Dahlia
Photo 7: Dahlias in Borde Hill Gardens
Dahlias remind me of my Grandfather. He used to enjoy growing them and I was always amazed at the size of the blooms on the plants that towered over me as a child. Also love the variations in colour.
Photo 1: Red striped yellow Dahlia
Photo 2: Dahlia Pair
Photo 3: Two toned Dahlia
Photo 4: Dahlia down
Photo 5: Bright Pink Dahlia