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The Dahlia Love Continues

The buckets get fewer and fewer, but the Market is still filled with a good amount of dahlia love. On these chilly days they are a reminder of the warm July days that were not that long ago. This is a Flower Friday on a Saturday, as I just had to share these beauties. Heaven. Have a lovely, lovely week-end! X, T



 

 

Season Ending Dahlias

As dahlia season slowly fades away, taking every chance possible to enjoy them while they are here. Flower Friday pays homage to these gorgeous blooms that are filled with such happiness. Hearty, colorful and just as pretty as can be. Whether one bloom or many, dahlia season can be quite long, but when they finally say goodbye it always makes me reflect on their beauty and all the bliss they provided over the last months. Cheers to you sweet dahlias!



 

 

Season Ending Dahlias & Tomatoes

Flower Friday brings season ending fiery red with orangey yellow tipped dahlias along with a plate of gorgeous tomatoes alongside French sea salt. With Summer ending Monday may we all grab every bit of it we can, so we may have it stored up in our memory for when the days turn cold. May the dahlias & fresh off the vine tomatoes be a sight and taste that instantly warms us come January. Sending much love from Seattle, Ted



 

 

Lilies and Dahlias

Flower Friday brings the combo of lilies and dahlias. They both looked so great at the Market on Saturday morning that I just had to snap up the pair. We were on the island for part of Sunday so the rest of the weekend was city filled. Thought it would be such a treat to look at these on the dining table throughout. Even as I write this on Friday morning they are still going strong and looking pretty spiffy. My eyes hitting them often this morning as I sat at the table having my oatmeal reading the paper. A geranium playing nice between the two. The below a new app I have been enjoying playing with called Waterlogue. It takes your photo and turns it into a watercolor. Hope your day is flower filled!



 

 

Dahlias For Days

My Market strolls always filled with such beauty, but during dahlia season, actually make that towards the end of dahlia season, at times it is all so good I could weep. The dinner plate dahlias get me every time. Look at all that detail. The range of color in a single bloom heavenly. Snapped these the other day as my bundle was being wrapped up. Wishing you the best beginning of September weekend–hope it is grand. X, T



 

 

Dahlias and Tomatoes

August days. They really are the Sunday of Summer. The profusion of dahlias at the Market. Time seems to linger a bit.

Flower Friday honors not only the grand dahlia but the gorgeous tomatoes that are presenting themselves at the much anticipated time of year.



 

 

Sunday Supper Friendships

Friendship was a salve this past Sunday. We were all in a bit of a fog but breaking bread with longtime dearest friends was on the menu. The Market dahlias always adding happiness. The sound of the waves the music for the day. A big pan of paella by Mister Sive on the grill the meal. With 3 dogs each sleeping on their pillows as we chatted the day away. Giving thanks for our cherished friendship.



 

 

The First August {Flower Friday}

Zinnias always remind me of August. Warm to hot sunny days and vibrant to washed out colors like the sun has bleached them out a bit. Divine and happy in every way. All sorts of signs of Summer peaking and I want us all to revel in it. From the geraniums producing sweet flowers, to the celery at the farmers market that is too pretty to pass us and rivals any bouquet, to the dahlias that have so much stage presence that just a few blooms will light up a room. Oh and I forgot to post a few weeks ago the blooming jasmine outside our window in town, so today is the day. You can also see how much it has grown inside the window too. The apartment has smelled heavenly for quite some time. I wish you all a lovely first weekend in August Flower Friday in your part of the globe.



 

 

Sunday Supper and Dancing Dahlias

The white dahlias looked too good to pass up at the Market, so they set the theme for the Sunday supper table last week-end. They danced down the middle of the table in low clear drinking glasses. I cut the stems super short so the heads sat right on the rim. It can make a simple bundle of blooms much more significant. To me they become the focal point of the table. If they were massed together in a vase in the middle, they would be less prominent. These beauties needed to sing! Or dance! Or maybe both. Then it was about pulling a bunch of blue things to pull the table together.



 

 

Pike Place Market Dahlias

Summer is in full bloom when the dahlias start appearing in flower stall after flower stall at the Market. I can get a little lightheaded with glee over all the beauty. This Flower Friday brings big dinner plate dreamy dahlias. Believe me, I realize how fortunate we are to live in a climate where these thrive. Each petal a work of art, each stem a treasure. Have a lovely last week-end in July everyone!