Autumn Beauties

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It’s amazing how hardy some summer blooms are—in particular—Dahlias. Here it is, mid October, and they are still standing tall with their heads still reaching for the sky. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we just got slammed with our first, big autumn stormy weather. I’m not so sure the dahlias are still standing tall. Fortunately, I took advantage of the calm before the storm and ventured out to my local park gardens to see what was still blooming. I was surprised to find the Dahlia garden still intact with colorful blooms. Yes, some were drooping and others withered away, their best showing a thing of the past; however, the majority appeared quite healthy. Have a look at some of these autumn beauties.

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So long, beautiful dahlias! Thank you for your star-studded, long-playing show!

Another late bloomer is the Fuchsia. They come in many varieties and colors, as well. Here are a few photos I snapped in the same park.

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All photos copyright Peggy A Thompson.

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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13 Responses to Autumn Beauties

  1. Tom Schultz says:

    What vibrant and beautiful colors! Esp like the reds.

  2. So gorgeous, Peggy. Autumn is a lovely season. 🙂

  3. My last dahlia bloom just finished this past week. It was an amazing run for the dahlias this fall, best year ever for me.

  4. The colours are incredibly rich and vibrant.

  5. Oh Peggy these are so beautiful! Cheerful and uplifting, thank you for the beauty and the good words on my post

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