Saturday, October 8, 2011

Of dahlias and sea anemones

Cool autumn nights mean that the days are numbered for this yellow cactus dahlia. With floral spikes that remind me of sea anemones—the flowers of the ocean—it screams for attention... Hey, look at me! In the Greek, the Ἄνεμοι (Anemoi) were the gods of winds, and so the anemone wafts gently, slowly, deliberately, in the deep blue currents. Sadly, dahlias are more stationary, but still, they are real showoffs in the garden, and I couldn't imagine a season without them. 

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