Saturday, September 17, 2011

2011, Day 260 - Old House Dahlias

I awoke to a cold wet Portland day.  It is nice to see the weather returning to the NW norm and as the morning wore on all I could think about was a hot bowl of vegetarian pho.  Unfortunately I couldn't find any pho-friends so I opted to slurp solo with a book.  The nice thing about my favorite Vietnamese place is that it is table service but cafeteria style payment so you are never rushed; that allowed me time to eat and read a chapter but a raindrop-covered window.

On my way home I recalled my friend and client Andrew Stanbridge telling me about a house near his that has an amazing dahlia garden.  Being a sucker for dahlias but cursed with no good place to plant them I couldn't resist stopping to take a few photos.  Old House Dahlias is as impressive as I was lead to believe and I picked out many for my non-existant dahlia garden while taking my pictures.  The flower pictured is called "Snowflake" and it doesn't have the typical pom-pom shape characteristic of dahlias but is rather more open than most.  I am sure that there will more dahlia pictures to come...

Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/3200 sec @ 320 ISO

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