Sunday, September 1, 2013

DAHLIA FESTIVAL 2013

Last weekend I was feeling the need to go somewhere beautiful and be close to God and all the beauty he provides.  I am usually pretty good about it, but with so much loss the past few weeks, I had forgotten to do so.  Off I went to the Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, OR.  As soon as I began walking in the colorful gardens, I felt myself drawn into the beauty and smiled.  Thank you, God. Enjoy the walk and the beauty, and remember the joys in life.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So much beauty created to enhance our lives. 
We must never forget to notice it, to enjoy it, to share it, and to be thankful for it.
Bless you all!

29 comments:

  1. The variety of form and color is just awe-inspiring. I want to get out my colored pencils and take the time to draw some of your photos because they are so beautiful.

    It's a good world, and there is beauty in every day. Especially here in the valley.

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  2. Rose, you have taken such beautiful shots of some stunning dahlia....I do love them.

    And remember to water mark your shots...they are too beautiful to be stolen.

    Jen

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  3. Honestly Rose, the photos you took are just exquisite and so beautifully showcased on your blog.
    I can only but imagine how uplifting the visit was.
    May your week be filled with calm and beauty.
    x

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    1. Nature helps so much in relaxing me.

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    2. Thank you for your visit today Rose, and I do remember this time leading up to November will be tough. You are much in my thoughts.
      Hugs

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  4. Oh my, these are absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. Sigh - those dahlia shots are gorgeous as are the other shots in your previous post.

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  6. Exquisite pictures of the dahlias! Lynnette

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  7. Awesome pictures! I usually hit the botanical gardens at Riverbanks Zoo when everything is blooming but I missed it this year.

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    1. I love visiting gardens and natural areas.

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  8. One of my all time fav flowers, these are so pretty!

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  9. Bless you too, Rose. I came over from Dawn's blog (MayAllSeasonsBeSweetToThee) after reading your comment. I'm so sorry about all your recent losses. May wonderful blessings and joy be right around the corner for you and your family.

    Elise

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    1. Your words are so kind. Thank you so much.

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  10. It's that time of summer, isn't it?!

    Beautiful pics, Rose.

    Pearl

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  11. There's a limerick which begins:

    There was an old man from Australia
    Who painted his butt like a dahlia


    But I'm not going to finish it out of respect for the lovely flowers on display.



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  12. Oh my Rose, how breathtaking! I too feel close to God when I am in nature. I usually plant large Dahlias, but didn't get any in this year. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. I would love if you linked this post to Share Your Cup!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Love these photos...it's like I almost can smell them!

    Now I want to go back to the Botanical Garden in Orlando!

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  14. All of these gorgeous flowers are a real bright spot in the rainy day here. They are such wonderful colours.

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  15. Hi Rose!
    Thanks for visiting me on Susan's blog. I am not to far from you! I am in Albany. Small world.
    Beautiful pictures.

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