" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Monday, 6 February 2012

A Walk In The Park.......





This last weekend was just perfect to take another walk in the Botanic Gardens
after heavy rain on the Friday night ... every thing was fresh and pretty.

Growing up in rural South Australia I became accustomed to seeing
large blousy dahlias growing in relatives country gardens
My Mother often referred to them as being common and ostentatious
.... so consequently they were never grown in our garden.




Yes! maybe large blousy bold and ostentatious
but beautiful to photograph.




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23 comments:

Arija said...

Lovely, even if large, showy, and ostentatious, they are great for attracting Wanderer butterflies.
I am impressed at the way you presented the wedding photo, nicely done.
That little bit of rain was truly heavenly.

Jan said...

such a glorious cerise, dahlias are so forgiving, comeing back year after year. Great day for a walk in the gardens.

Ann said...

I like the shallow depth of field you are getting.

AL said...

We always had masses of dahlias in the UK...my mother loved them. I recall that they were always full of earwigs! UGH.
Thanks for your comments on my blog...got the e-mail but didn't show up on the blog comment for some reason.

Carole M. said...

yes I totally agree; I LOVE dahlias; so many differing varieties they're had to pinpoint a favourite. Beautiful images

NixBlog said...

Great photos, Dianne, and dahlias are eschewed in our garden but not for the same reason your mother had. They are simply too invasive and their tubers can take over whole garden beds!

Please feel free to link to my Floral Friday Fotos meme when you are posting up such exquisite flower pictures:
http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree Dianne they are fabulous to photograph because of the colours and the petal definition. Gorgeous one you've shown us here and the bride disappearing with her bouquet hanging by her side is so very romantic.

Nadege, said...

They are lovely flowers. I love the top collage, such a wonderful perspective on the bride and her bouquet.

Virginia said...

I lOVE the word BLOUSY. It's perfect for dahlias and I think peonies. :)
V

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for that brilliant pink color in the flower, looks so fresh. We in the northern part of the world are lacking in flowers right now being winter. It is a beauty!

Jann Olson said...

Oh how I love to stroll thru gardens after a freshly fallen rain. Everything seems to be so refreshingly beautiful. I love Dahlias. I plant them every year. One year I planted the dinner plate ones, and they were huge. I think I like the bit smaller ones the best. Thanks for sharing such beauty. Visiting from Mosaic Mon. Now following you
Hugs,
Jann

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I like them too, even though here in UK I have to dig up the tubers and store them safely through the winter.

Riet said...

These dahlia's are beautiful, they are one of my favorite flowers. Nice photo with the bridal own.

cieldequimper said...

Looks like a favourite place for wedding photos, no wonder!

Megan said...

Hello, I have just stumbled across your blog and thought I would introduce myself! I'm also a fellow Adelaidean and I love the Botanic Gardens. What a gorgeous blog you have, I'm gonna go check out your old posts and look forward to the new ones :)

Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

Monique said...

Le parfum de cette magnifique fleur revient presque à ma mémoire.

VP said...

Wonderful flowers. Spring seems do faraway in this cold!

A Garden of Threads said...

I agree they make fabulous models to photograph. Beautiful photos.

Reena Walkling said...

Such a beautiful Dahlia ...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am back at last after an extended blogging break and enjoying catching up with my blogging buddies it looks like I missed some gorgeous photos. It is fun experimenting with a new camera, I still have not fully explored all mine is capable of.

Dianne said...

Megan ... Thanks for dropping by my site it's so nice to meet another Blogger from my home-town.

jennyfreckles said...

I love dahlias, though no room for them in my garden. They have such vibrant colours. Looks like you're doing well with your new camera, though I always thought your photos were wonderful anyway.

Alan said...

I really like how you've composed the photo of the bride, Dianne. Very artistic!

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