An Ode to The Dahlia!

Dahlia

The Dahlia flowers growing in my garden remind me to take note of the many things I feel gratitude for. Earlier this year, I went through a dark period. I lost my creative drive and had a difficult time seeing beyond my own perceived failures. Several practices helped me find light. Among them was the listing of gratitudes.

I purchased Dahlia seeds from a local supermarket last spring and waited anxiously as the leafy plants sprouted from the ground and grew at varying heights into the summer. Here now in July, the plants have started the first display of their magnificent flowers.

When the Dahlias opened their floral heads, it felt like spinning pray wheels emitting vibes of love into the world. My heart burst with joy for their presence and I became utterly smitten! One more thing to be grateful for.

Tubular bursts of petaled sun;
heads bobbing in gentle breeze.
Sweet reminders of stewed aromatics,
warm days with notes of purple and gold.

Dahlia, dahlia, I’m crazy about ya!

Dahlia photographs shot with a 105mm lens on a Nikon D810 camera. Drawings done with Procreate, Illustrator and Photoshop. Click here for my Dahlia images in print, greeting cards, pillows, bags and journals.

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4 thoughts on “An Ode to The Dahlia!

  1. Admiring the time and energy you put into your blog and in depth information you present. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. So beautiful and so peaceful! I am glad you find a way out and being grateful is such a good remedy. Seeing life spreading out touches us in such a positive way. I’ve been looking at my orchids and I was so happy when I saw its firs stems for the flowers to come out.
    I’ve heard Procreate is so good!

    1. I love photographing flowers, so I’m always thrilled to see them appear. Yes! Procreate is a pretty good app. I’ve just started to explore it and am quite impressed with it’s capabilities.

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