Day 10: Dahlia

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Dahlias stand out in a crowd. They’re big, they’re bold, they come in a plethora of colors and hues, and they’re generally showstoppers. If you were using them in a bouquet, you’d probably only want to use one or two. Otherwise, if you were looking to cover ground with them, they’re oft used as a bedding plant.

I was debating between purple dahlias and the white ombre ones, between the types that are nearly spherical and those which look like lotuses. I couldn’t decide, so I ditched all of them and went for the types with the slightly ruffle-y petals and a pink orange. Pretty common, but I had fun with the layers and layers of petals.

As for what dahlias are associated with, there are a number of meanings, but most of them tend towards inner strength. Being graceful under pressure, staying strong during testing times. I think we could all do with a bit of that.


8 thoughts on “Day 10: Dahlia

  1. That is beautiful. There was a pale yellow dahlia that used to grow in my grandma’s front yard and this brought back memories of that lovely flower.

  2. Reblogged this on Create Space and commented:
    Beautiful work and comment…”Being graceful under pressure, staying strong during testing times. I think we could all do with a bit of that”.

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