Dahlias for Days!

A few weeks ago I went on a trip to the Swan Island Dahlia Farm out in Canby, OR. I have been wanting to go there for years and finally made it this year.There were dahlias, dahlias everywhere! I was drawn to all the reds, pinks and purples. But really, there were lots of other colors. Those were just my favorite.

If you go on Labor Day weekend, they have a Dahlia Festival. Unlike the tulip gardens, they don’t have a lot of stuff going on regular days outside of the Dahlia Festival, but that was fine with me. There were less people walking around, so much easier to get the photos you wanted. Some year, though, I’ll have to check out the festival just to see what all fun stuff they have going on. Normally though, I’d rather go on ‘off’ days because I can get better photos without all the crowds of people walking around.

They do have a nice gift shop open Mon-Fri during the day and a Koi pond. They also had bouquets you could purchase, but didn’t seem to have very many of those the day we went. None with all my favorite colors. 🙁

All in all, a nice end of summer day trip to go on.

 

Let the light shine through!
Let the light shine through!

 

Pink & White Dahlia
Pink & White Dahlia

 

Dahlia - Up close
Dahlia – Up close

 

Standing out in a field of dahlias
Standing out in a field of dahlias

 

Pink dream
Pink dream

 

Yellow center
Yellow center

 

*Continue to keep my mom in your prayers. She is doing better after her surgery, but we still have a few more hurdles and obstacles to get past after her surgery to get her fully on the road to recovery.

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