It was another day that hovered around freezing here in Portland so I decided that we deserved a little visual warmth. This was taken at Old House Dahlias a few months ago and now that the flowers are gone, the leaves are covering the streets and the the skies are filled with clouds a little color seems like a wonderful thing. I sometimes forget how muted colors are when the sky is full of clouds even though I can vividly recall my excitement in the spring when the bulbs begin to emerge. Every season serves to remind us why change is good, without change we would appreciate the diversity of life.
Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/400 sec @ 320 ISO