Dahlia Love

I love Dahlia, their flowers and the smell of their foliage.  I only have one variety, a “spider” dahlia, in my garden, but it is so lovely that I fall in love with it each year, and of course I take lots of photos.

However, I also like to edit my photos a little bit, and one of my favourite edits is simply to invert the photo, and guess what?  My dahlia looks totally awesome inverted, like some tentacled maw about to swallow you up.  What do you think?

Dahlia - Cropped Inverted
Inverted Dahlia
Dahlia - Inverted
Inverted Dahlia

Shot of Thanks #7

I’m thankful for the trees in my garden which give me shade in summer,
bare branches in winter,
and texture all year round.

I’m also thankful for the lovely rural views I enjoy, I like looking at my neighbours highland cattle with their shaggy coats and long horns.  They are quite friendly (being hand-raised) and if I pick some tree tips they will come up and eat them from my hand.

Cows

Two Stories

 
once i was young and lissome,
a tight bud of youth in my prime,
now I am crinkled and shrivelled
as happens to all in time.

once I had velvet complexion,
as soft as the dew of the dawn,
now life’s wear and tear is evident,
in a visage that looks tired and worn.

once all the youth surrounded me,
i was sheltered and shaded, and strong,
now all that freshness has faded,
and yet, some beauty lives on.

© ceenoa